Oita 3-day-tour Itinerary

Day 1
From Oita City, head to Mt Aso, an active volcano with one of the world’s largest calderas. The surrounding also evoke a dramatic landscape. Take the Mt Aso Ropeway up to the caldera and trek around it, or enjoy a horseback ride around the huge 1km diameter Kusasenri-ga-hama meadow in the remains of the crater. After a day of trekking and exploring in the great outdoors, spend the evening refreshing yourself in a local hot spring.
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Day 2 
Visit the quaint town of Yufuin and have a leisurely brunch at one of the cosy cafes there. For a unique experience, take the horse-drawn passenger cart that starts from the Yufuin train station and goes around the town on a one-hour course that follows the old stone wall path with a view of Mt Yufudake. Another pleasant way to spend the day is by renting a bicycle to explore the town. There are shops selling craftwork such as glass and pottery works to confectionary and ice cream made with local seasonal produce. There is also a pretty lake, called Lake Kinrinko, filled with hot spring water. If you come in the early morning during autumn to winter you may be able to catch a magical scene of mist hovering above the water surface.
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Day 3
Head to Beppu where you will see lots of hot spring steam emitting from hot springs scattered throughout the town. Take a tour of the eight different types of hell hot springs that can be found in the area. Beppu ranks top in terms of hot spring water volume and variety.  For some family fun, visit the attractions on the outskirts of the city such as the Mt Takasaki Monkey Land Natural Park or take a stroll around Lake Shidakako.
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