Okubungo travel guide
Nature-blessed region at Ono River basin, the northern part is surrounded by Aso & Kuju
Mountains Okubungo consists of Takada, Kuju, Kusu, Kokonoe, Bungo-ono and Ogata.
Takeda and Kuju
Oka Castle Ruin
Great Castle wall construction, a magnificent view from the top.
The Castle originally constructed in 1185, and had been enlarged
multiple times and eventually covered a widespread area on the
steep hills overlooking a river and all the surrounding countryside
up to the Kuju mountain range clearly visible in the distance.
Nagayu Onsen resort
||The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.
A plateau resort area and is a part of Aso Kuju National Park.
The plateau of 600 to 1000 metre altitude, spreading at southern
part of Kuju and Taisen mountains foot, and is located in between
Aso and Takeda.
Kusu including Kokonoe
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan and the
2nd longest in the World Splendid and beautiful view from the
thrilling suspension bridge over the Naruko river valley.
Takara Hachiman Shrine
Have you ever seen a wild white boar? The wild white bore at
the Shrine has function as both guardians and messengers for
the deities at Shinto shrines. The white boars are thought to
bring happiness. After visiting the shrine, you should ask the
cute boars for some good-luck blessings.
Sujiyu Onsen Resort
A tranquil Onsen Resort at Waita mountain foot of 1,000 metre
altitude. It is said that the Onsen was founded more than 1,000
years ago, and now there are 30 Japanese style accommodations
called Ryokan in there.
Handa kogen Plateau
The best driving area where the beautiful scenery of Aso Kuju National
Park can be enjoyed The Handa kogen Plateau is located in the
southern part of Kokonoe-cho, Kusu-gun.
The area became a nice sightseeing spot connected to Beppu Onsen
and Yufuin in the north and Aso in the south.
Bungo-ono and Ogata
It is called Niagara Falls of Japan. The Ogata River, running through
the center of the Ogata plain, flows furiously down a cliff and creates
Harajiri Falls. The falls, 120 meters wide and 20 meters tall, are selected
as one of the best 100 falls in Japan. Lava flows produced by the great
eruption of Mt. Aso accumulated and created Harajiri Falls.
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