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

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.

Travel
Sight in Shizuoka

Yamabikoso

Formally an elementary school, Yamabikoso is now a hotel that guests can reserve when visiting Nishi Izu! Although the building remains the same, all classrooms have been refurbished and include tatami flooring to give visitors an authentic ryokan experience.

Travel
Sight in Shizuoka

Tsutsumi Farm

Located in the foothills of Amagi Mountain Tsutsumi Farm produces high quality wasabi plants which were ranked number 1 on popular commerce website Rakuten.

Food
Sight in Shizuoka

Okiagari Shokudo

Located along the Nishi Izu Coast, Okiagari Shokudo is famous for its locally caught, fresh squid based dishes.

Food
Sight in Shizuoka

Kanesa Katsuobushi

Ever wondered how the dry tuna flakes on top of your okonomiyaki are made? Kanesa is a shop located on the idyllic Nishi Izu coast that still practices the traditional method of doing so.

Travel
Sight in Shizuoka

Dogashima Marine

Located along the stunning Nishi Izu coastline, Dogashima Marine offers a number of cruise options to allow visitors to explore the nearby emerald waters and caves.

Travel
Sight in Oita

Kasuga Shrine

Watch how Shinto priests meticulously prepare the beautiful Kasuga Shine every morning before guests arrive. When visiting Oita, we highly recommend a spiritual cleanse by visiting Kasuga Shrine in Oita City.

Food
Sight in Oita

Kuton

Offering a number of delicious meals including sashimi, yakitori and hot pot and a fantastic sake selection, Kuton is a great, affordable dinner option when visiting Oita's Nakatsu.