Sights in Oita

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Beppu Global Tower

Towering over Beppu City at 125 meters is arguably the best location to see Beppu from up close: Beppu Global Tower. Feel like you’re dangling over Beppu with the 360 panoramic glass views or enjoy your lunch outside on the seated Observation Deck with views of where the mountain meets the sea!

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Saiki-jo Castle

The walk up to Saiki Castle ruins is only a steep 15 minutes but we can promise you that the view from up top is worth it! All in one place, you can see Yufuin town, the river estuary, coast and on a good day, even the islands of Shikoku in the distance!

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Charo

Tucked away in the streets of central Yufu City is a collection of beautifully created, designed, curated traditional Japanese sweets! These wagashi sweets focus on Japan’s changing seasons so whenever you decide to visit this spot, you’ll definitely be in for a treat!

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Tenchi-an Yufuin Hanare Soba Restaurant

A soba-specialty store among Yufuin’s backstreets serves some of the best homemade noodles in town. The chewiness of the noodles dipped into the duck soup broth makes for a ridiculously refreshing meal, perfect for both summer and winter!

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Croissant and Coffee Shop

Woke up early to see the mist on Lake Kinrin? Maybe coffee will help wake you up! Right next to the lake is straight-to-the-point specialty cafe, ’Croissant and Coffee Shop. Croissant and Coffee Shop is not only a beautifully-designed crook of the neck cafe but serves some of the best coffee ice-cream we’ve ever tried!

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Sagiridai Overlook

At the Sagiridai Overlook, you can literally hear the hills and mountains echo with song, as it’s the best location to participate in the annual “Ushikui Shouting Contest”– an event where participants scream at the top of their lungs for release and then eat delicious beef. Only a 10-minute hike from Yufuin, the Overlook’s parking lot is the perfect place to see both Mount Yufu and Yufuin Town shine!

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Sato-no-Eki Kanawa

In the city of steam, we recommend you try Beppu’s iconic hot-spring steamed delicacies! The natural minerals in the steam give the food a deliciously unique taste, bringing out the true flavors of the food through additive-free cooking.

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Beppu Ropeway

Beppu Ropeway is Kyushu’s biggest ropeway at 101-seats, and climbs the steep 800m up Mount Tsurumi for you! Beppu Ropeway takes you to an incredible view that oversees the valleys of OIta, Beppu, the Kuju Mountains, Mount Yufu, Chugoku and Shikoku Regions. During all times of the year, Beppu Railway and Mount Tsurumi offers plenty of seasonal delights for everyone: cherry blossoms for the Spring, cool breezes in Summer, beautiful orange and red leaves in Autumn and hoarfrost in Winter. Public buses to and from Beppu Ropeway runs every 15-20 minutes depending on the season. Please note: schedules may change due to weather conditions, maintenance or inspections.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!