Oita

About Oita

Oita, on the eastern coast of Kyushu Island, with its thousands of onsens collectively spurting the most geothermally heated water in Japan, is truly the nation’s hot spring capital and a must-visit for those in search of volcanically-heated healing.

Oita is a steamy cornucopia of all-things-onsen. Beppu City and Yufuin Town in particular, with their arrays of nutrient-rich waters, offer bathers far more than just a bath. A myriad of healing remedies can be found as enthusiasts are steamed bare, covered in mud or sand, or, as vanilla as it sounds, just sat, as nature’s therapeutic baths work their magic. Designated a “Place of Scenic Beauty” the eight hot spring “Hells” of Beppu, however, are just for looking at. You have been warned. Beyond baths, Oita offers seasonal festivals like the rambunctious Nagahama Shrine Summer Festival and an abundance of local cuisine including Bungo Beef and horse mackerel — and, unrelated, if you stumble across Mount Takasaki Monkey Park there’s a sign that reads: “If you look into the monkeys’ eyes they will attack.” Dark sunglasses or mace recommended.

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Sights in Oita

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Fuki Temple

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Fuki temple is a historical temple originally built for prayers by the chief priest at Usa Jingu Shrine (a Japan national treasure) in 718. Fukiji Odo is one of

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Usa Shrine

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Usa Shrine was founded around 8th century, also well known for second ancestral temple after Ise shrine. Usa shrine is the head shrine of thousands of shrines

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Ohara Teahouse

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A gorgeous restaurant engulfed in a mysterious looking bamboo forest. As you enter, you are surrounded by a picturesque forest, perfect for a picture. There is

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Oita Bank Dome

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The Oita Bank Dome was originally built in 2002 for the football world cup by famous designer, Kisho Kurokawa. Due to the high-end architecture and largest retr

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Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd.

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Founded in 1958, Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd specializes in high quality fermented and distilled beverages with their most notable being the iichiko branded barley sh

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Maruhara

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Located in Hita City, Maruhara soy sauce company is most famous for their unique ayu fish sauce. Their sauce has no additives creating their speciality in a inn

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Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan

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 Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only

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Oita in Focus: Scenic View of Heaven, Sea, and Earth (Mt. Tsurumi Ropeway in Late Autumn)

Written by Apple Bernas

Kyushu is known for the mountains and volcanoes found in the area. Among of which is Mt. Tsurumi (lava domes) found in Oita Prefecture. Usually, people travel t

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Oita Food Guide

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Seafood lovers will have lots to try in Oita Prefecture. When in Oita, you must try the Seki AJi and Seki Saba (the Seki horse mackerel and Seki mackerel) caugh

Hotels in Oita

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Hotel New Gaea Oitaekimae

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Featuring natural hot spring baths in all guestrooms, Hotel New Gaea Oitaekimae offers accommodation in Oita, 13 km from Beppu. A restaurant and private parking

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Hotel Smart Sleeps

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Smart Sleeps offers accommodation in Oita, 14 km from Beppu. Each room at this capsule hotel is air conditio

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Hotel Area One Oita

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Hotel Area One Oita offers accommodation in Oita. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room

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HOTEL 910

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Opened in November 2016, HOTEL 910 is set in Oita, 14 km from Beppu and 24 km from Yufu. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air cond

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Hotel Crown Hills Oita

Hotel in Oita

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Crown Hills Oita offers accommodation in Oita. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped wi

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Rembrandt Hotel Oita

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A 10-minute walk from JR Oita Train Station, Rembrandt Hotel Oita features accomodations with a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi access. Guests can enjoy swimming at th

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