Sights in Oita

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Kasuga Shrine

Watch how Shino priests meticulously prepare the beautiful Kasuga Shine in the morning before guests arrive. When visiting Oita, we highly recommend a visit to Kasuga Shrine in Oita City.

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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.

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Nakatsu Castle

Built in 1587, Nakatsu Castle is one of Japan's three 'Mizujiro', or 'Castles on the Sea'. Visitors today can get a fantastic view of the surrounding area from the top of the castle and learn from a number or artifacts on display.

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Kogane Sansou

Looking for the perfect place to relax on your trip to Oita? Look no further than Kogane Sansou, a ryokan which offers both public and private onsen bathing experiences.

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Maple Yaba Railway Tunnel

Formally a railway tunnel of the old Yayaki network, this picturesque tunnel is now used by cyclists who are cycling along the Maple Yaba Cycling Road.

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Hirata Post Town

Formerly the Hirata Train Station, this building is now a rest spot for cyclists along the Maple Yaba cycling road.

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Yamakuni River Bridge

Previously a railway bridge on the old Yayaki network, the Yamakuni River Bridge was restored in 2014 and is now for cyclists and pedestrians only.

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Wakadori Karaage Kuri-chan

Located in the city of Nakatsu, which boasts the largest number of fried chicken restaurants in all of Japan! When in the area, you absolutely must try some Nakatsu fried chicken (karaage) and we can wholeheartedly recommend Wakadori Karaage Kuri-chan!

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Life Gallery Hana

Oita City's only vegan restaurant, Life Gallery Hana provides delicious macrobiotic meals that cater for all tastes. If you're visiting Oita City, we highly recommend trying their delicious vegan karaage (fried chicken).

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Kamoshika Book Store

Tucked away in Oita City, Kamoshika is a wonderfully unique bookshop which has a great selection of English books and even its own cafe. If you find yourself in Oita City with a little free time, we can't think of a better place to relax!

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Kitsune Oita

Serving the city's only homemade bagels, amazing coffee and fantastic cocktails, be sure to checkout Kitsune Cafe for lunch with an Australian twist!

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Club Freedom

One of Oita's prime nightspots which seen world-renowned DJs, including Giles Peterson, perform sets there.

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Funai-jo Castle

Visit the Funai Castle remains at night to see this fantastic reconstruction in its full glory. If you're lucky enough to visit after a rain shower, you might just catch its reflection in a puddle.

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Melting Dream

Designed by Minako Nishiyama for the 2015 Oita Toilennale, an art festival entirely dedicated to toilets, this giant cake shaped public restroom is sure to attract the attention of any unsuspecting visitor!

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Otarabo 'Otaku Laboratory'

If you have any kind of interest in anime, 'Otarabo' is a must visit bar located in the center of Oita City. The impressive amount of figures, magazines and DVDs to keep you entertained is only surpassed by the selection of cocktails on offer!

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Bvngo

Learn about Sorin Otomo and Francisco Xavier and their significance in Japanese history and even try on costumes from their era!

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Funai Castle Ruins

Built by Ōtomo Sōrin in 1562, Funai castle was badly damaged in 1743, however parts of the original wall and the moat are still intact.

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Emico's Vegetable Cafeteria

Emico's Vegetable Cafeteria is an Italian restaurant which prides itself on the healthy dishes it prepares using locally sourced ingredients, resulting in unique 'Oitalian style dishes made with love.' Be sure to try the amazing vegetarian buffet and some of the freshest pasta in the region. Be sure to visit and chat with the always welcoming owner Emiko and we're sure you'll be back again in no time!