Sights

Welcome to the Sights section, where you can find information on over 10,000 sights dotted across the entire nation of Japan. These are made up of cafes, museums, parks, attractions, landmarks and robot resturants (obviously), take a look at some of our favourites below!

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Sight in Oita

Kokopelli Western Riding

Kokopelli Western Riding is one of Japan's premier horse riding establishments and caters for all ages and from absolute beginners to established riders.

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Kunisaki Peninsula

Located in Northern Oita, on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the Kunisaki Peninsula is an area of unspoiled natural beauty and part of the Setonaikai National Park.

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Usukiyaki

Usukiyaki is a pottery workshop located in Usuki which prides itself on creating 'Usuki-yaki', a traditional, once-extinguished ceramic ware that has been brought back to life as a contemporary product, based on the few historical records that remain from the pottery’s original incarnation.

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Wakaeya

Wakaeya is a long-established restaurant, opening in Kitsuki City in 1698. The restaurant's famed dish is Tai Chazuke Ureshino (sea bream with rice and tea), with the ‘Ureshino’ translating literally to ‘I’m happy!’. The story behind the name is that in the Edo period, the lord of Kitsuki Castle had been eating the Tai Chazuke every day and would proclaim his joy (Ureshino!) at getting to do so. The current owner is 16th generation of his family to manage the establishment, and still uses the same recipe which gained a feudal lord’s seal of approval over 300 years ago, and even offers a tofu-based vegetarian version, please pay him a visit!

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Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddha

Constructed sometime in the late Heian Period, the Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddhas are found atop a steep flight of stone steps in Hirano. The image of Fudō Myōō measures 8.07 and is one of the largest stone buddhas in the country. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, be sure to pay a visit next time you're in Oita!

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Futago-ji Temple

Located on the slopes of Mount Futago (721m) in Oita Prefecture's Kunisaki Peninsula, Futago-ji was established in 718 by Ninmon and became the central temple of Rokugō-Manzan.

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Tenryo Hita Whiskey Museum

Featured on NHK, this private museum with a collection of over 50,000 items of whiskey related memorabilia and even has its own bar!

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Mt. Kirikabu

Located in Oita's Kusu Town, Kitikabu is a stump shaped mountain that's a popular spot for paragliders and even features a swing set to make you feel like you're swinging off its edge!

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Sakura Waterfall

Located a short walk from Amagase station in Oita's Hita City, Sakuradaki is a spectacular waterfall that has been referenced in texts from as early as the 8th century.

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Kitsuki Retro-kan

Step back in time at Kitsuki Retro-kan, a museum featuring an impressive collection of Showa-era products as well as a stage for live music performances.

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Harajirozaemon

Established in 1899 and with a reputation as one of the world's best soy sauce manufacturers, Hita City's Harajirozaemon is a factory and storefront which uses traditional methods to create soy sauce, miso and a type of Japanese lemonade called ramune.

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Tenryo Hinagoten

Located in Hita city, Tenryo Hinagoten is a museum that showcases over 3,000 traditional Japanese 'Hina' dolls.

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Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Opened in 2006, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi is a 390 meter long, 173 meter tall bridge suspension bridge offering amazing views of the Kuju-Renzan mountain range and Shindo-no-taki waterfall. Officially the highest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in Japan, be sure to visit if you're brave enough to walk over it!

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Bungo Mori Roundhouse

Completed in 1934, Bungo Mori Roundhouse is a former turning station for steam locomotives, which has recently been featured in the animation 'Nisekoi' and in the music video for 'Happy Party Train' by Aqours.

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Takatsuka Atago Jizoson

Established over 1,200 years ago, Takatsuka Atago Jizoson is a temple which features over 2,000 'Jizo-son' statues and attracts a large number of both domestic and international visitors.

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Beppu Tower

Completed in 1957, this 100m tall tower offers a 360 degree view of the city and the seas on the observation deck.

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Genova

While visiting Beppu city, Genova is a must-stop place for delicious homemade gelato. They have up to 26 flavors to choose from!

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Kintaro Sushi

Delicious freshly made sushi just a 2 minute walk from Beppu Park. Great spot for families or groups!