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!

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Beppu Hell Nights

An annual spooky event that utilizes the wistful natural steams of Beppu to make a night full of thrill, horror, and suspense! Beppu Hell Night is an experimental new night-time event in Kannawa district, filled with ghostly illuminations, creepy crawlies and best of all, some great festival food! This event is held at a range of places: Shiraike Jigoku (White Pond Hell), Umi Jigoku (Sea Hell), Kamado Jigoku (Cooking Pot Hell), and Kyuukimuryu Jigoku (Old Gold Dragon Hell).

Food
Sight in Oita

Wakatake-en Tea Shop

A varie-tea of famous teas and original blends from all over the Kyushu region can only be served at Wakatake-en. Part store and cafe, take a rest from the Summer heat by indulging in the TC-approved tea desserts in Oita!

Food
Sight in Oita

Monkey Mountain Craft Brewery

Monkey Mountain is one of Oita’s coolest craft beer distilleries! With all the best ingredients from all around the world, Monkey Mountain currently sells five specialty types of high-quality beers.

Travel
Sight in Oita

Tokosan Dainichi Temple

Hidden among the streets of Saiki is a 400-year-old temple that worships the Great Sun Buddha, Dainichi. Tokosan Dainichi Temple is one of the ‘Shikoku 88’– a historical Buddhist pilgrimage of 88 temples on the islands of Shikoku. Guarded by fox spirits, Tokosan Dainichi Temple holds some of the best-kept Buddhist sculptures and is a place for health and healing.

Travel
Sight in Oita

Saeki-joka Town

The streets of Saiki City are full of history and you can get your hands on it in English! For more information about the history of Saiki City, go to the center of it all at the Saiki Castle Town Tourism Exchange Center.

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Yufuin Showa Museum

Want to be taken back in time? The Yufuin Showa Museum retro park is one of the coolest locations at Yufu-in, showcasing life in Japan from the 1920s to the 1990s. If you’re interested in surrounding yourself with some vintage aesthetics, the Showa Museum is the best place for your retro fix… or as a backdrop to your next Instagram picture!

Beauty
Sight in Oita

Kannawa Steam Bath's Foot Mushi-yu (Foot-steaming bath)

Mushi-yu is one of the popular baths in Kannawa Onsen Resort but if you've been wandering around Beppu all day and want to unwind for free, why not try a nearby foot steam bath right in front to restore your chronic pain, joint stiffness, lower blood pressure and even heal your hemorrhoid pain!

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Wander Compass Beppu Information Office

Want to live like a local in Beppu? Wander Compass Beppu has a range of workers who not only have a vast understanding of the local area but also enjoy interacting with people! Wander Compass offers tourists a range of services, such as luggage storage, consultation, guided tours, money exchange, or just to chat about Beppu!

Food
Sight in Oita

Yufuin Toki no Iro Dessert Shop

A selection of specialty made dessert cakes ready for any occasion! We recommend the Matcha Chocolat made from Yame Matcha– one of Japan’s best high-quality tea leaves combined with milky white chocolate and Yufuin’s famous rice flour.

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Kojiya Honten

The home of superfood ‘Koji’ is Kojiya Honten! For nine generations, Kojiya Honten has been handcrafting koji for the people of Saiki in Southern Oita Prefecture, but today, Koji is taking over as one of the world’s best superfoods. Our recommendation is to try their all-natural Amazaké “Hitoyokoi”– the perfect sweet drink to refresh your day! Otherwise, if you’re in the area and need some great company, we definitely recommend going just to meet the spunky Koji-woman herself: Miss Myoho Asari!

Food
Sight in Oita

Sakura-tei

Just a few doors down from Saiki Castle ruins, some of the best traditional Japanese food awaits! Overlooking a private Japanese garden, Sakura-tei serves the freshest locally-caught seafood in town. Sakura-tei also has an English menu available so if you’re in desperate need for some great seafood dishes, you’re in luck!

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Oita Eki-mae Akedo Street

If you’re a fan of really strange capsule machines, then we think we found a series of some of the best. For all those history buffs out there, you can add to your relic collection with “real” fossils or vintage Japanese money before finding your fortunes at a random shrine disguised as a corner store.

Food
Sight in Oita

Nidaime Yoichi

All of Oita’s must-try foods are all under one roof at Nidaime Yoichi. This traditionally-styled Japanese restaurant has all the local favorites: toriten (fried tempura chicken), gyuuku (minced horse mackerel sashimi bowl), and fresh sashimi seafood caught locally in Oita.

Travel
Sight in Oita

Beppu Rakutenchi Amusement Park

The cutest amusement park with the greatest view of Beppu Bay from the mountains is Beppu Rakutenchi! To get there, you can ride the cable-car into the mountains and spend a day with animals, eating great food and having a thrill on the rides.

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Select Beppu

A 100-year old house has been reimagined with artist Michael Lin, local architecture firm, and Oita University’s research center to create Select Beppu– an arts and craft store curated around Oita local creatives. At Select Beppu, you can support creatives high and low on their quest to make the world a better place!

Food
Sight in Oita

Rokusei (Beppu Cold Noodles)

To cool down, enjoy a bowl of cold noodles at Rokusei Oita. Enjoy the chashu pork and kimchi combination, or the famous Oita beef soup stock with seaweed for the best taste of Oita!

Travel
Sight in Shizuoka

Arari Fishing Port

Arari Fishing Port offers daily two and half hour trips around the Nishi Izu coast where guests can all try their hand at fishing directly from the moored boat. Once you return to land, take your catch to a number of restaurants in the region who will then happy cook it for you exactly how you like it!

Travel
Sight in Shizuoka

Sawada Park Onsen

Located in Nishi Izu, Sawada Park offers open-air public hot baths with stunning views over the ocean from the top of a cliff.