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.

Places to visit in Oita

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Popular Sights in Oita

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Kiki's Bakery

This bakery was created after the image of the bakery from the Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service". The bakery offers fresh butter croissants and other handm

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Yufuin Floral Village

Modeled after Cotswold in England, this small village is both visually pleasing and entertaining. Yufuin Floral Village features many shops and restaurants and

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Snoopy Tea House (Yufuin)

This cafe and toy store specializes in Peanuts-themed foods and goods. Snoopy is a very iconic character in Japan and has inspired many of the dishes and drinks

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Ohara Teahouse

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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Beppu

Beppu is Japan's most famous Onsen (hot spring) resort city, and produces more thermal hot spring water than any where else in the country.

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Shiraike Jigoku

Shiraike Jigoku is a hot spring located in the famous hot spring resort of Beppu.

Recently Added Sights in Oita

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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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Hotels in Oita

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Satonotabi Resort LODGE KIYOKAWA

From Mount Sobo to Okudake River, Satonotabi Resort LODGE KIYOKAWA is nestled in the beautiful nature of Bungoono, Oita. Even with one of a kind lodging experience in a treehouse, and meals prepared using Bungoono's prized ingredients, you can go glamping here without breaking your bank.

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Yufuin Hotel Mori-no-Terrace

Located in the Yufuin Onsen district in Yufu, 2.8 km from Yufuin Motorcycle Museum, Yufuin Hotel Mori-no-Terrace features air-conditioned rooms and free private

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Hana Beppu

Located in Beppu, 1.1 km from Beppu Onsen, Hana Beppu features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available o

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Hosenji Kanko Hotel Yumotoya

Situated in Kokonoe, 32 km from Beppu, Hosenji Kanko Hotel Yumotoya features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room at this ryokan is air conditi

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Kokumin Syukusya Kuju Kogenso

Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Kokumin Syukusya Kuju Kogenso offers accommodation in Taketa. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private p

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Yufuin Kotobuki Hananosho

Boasting large hot spring baths both indoor and open-air, Yufuin Kotobuki Hananosho offers Japaense-style ryokan accommodation just a 5-minute walk from JR Yufu

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