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Park / Green Space Spots in Oita Area

  • Matogahama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitamatogahamachou 1183-4
    This park just north of Beppu Tower is about ten minutes on foot from Beppu Station. It's in a great location next to SPA Beach with its artificial waterfront and lots of hot spring hotels. The grounds are dotted with statues, object art, and stone monuments, one with an engraving explaining the origins of Matogahama. Kids cool off in the fountain during the summer, and every Christmas they hold the Beppu Christmas Hanabi Fantasia, an event with live music and a fireworks display.
  • Oita Christian Martyrs Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Oitashi Katsuragi
    This park is approximately 25 minutes by bus from Oita Station, right near the Junkyo-koen Mae stop. Otomo Sorin was Bungo Province's feudal lord during the Warring States Period. He was a Christian, so missionary work flourished under him and eventually over 30,000 people converted. A ban on Christianity was put in place after his death. It was fiercely repressed, and many Christians were put to death throughout the land, including about 200 that were executed when Bungo Province collapsed in the Edo Period (1603-1868). The park with its monuments pays witness to this horrible chapter in history and memorializes the victims.
  • Oita Agricultural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Kitsukishi Yamagamachihisashi 1-1
    A park consisting of the grounds around Hisashi Dam in Hisashi, Yamaga-machi, Kitsuki City. Facilities include botanical garden, field with large playground equipment, caravan campground, cottages, activity farm, training facilities, and local specialty products hall. Available for camping, training events, and a variety of other uses, the park holds a variety of events such as farming activities and hands-on classes.
  • Nanasegawa Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Oitashi Ichi Outside 188
    A park located in Ichi, Oita City. The park is divided into five zones, including a large grass field, multipurpose ground, and playground. The park is also the venue for the Nanase Homura Festival held on the last Saturday and Sunday in July, as well as a variety of other events based on the themes of fire, water, history, and the local area, such as the traditional Hashiramatsu event and the Mandoro fire swinging event.
  • Heiwa Shimin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Oitashi Hagiwaramidorimachi 101
    A park situated along the Ura River in Hagiwaramidori-machi, Oita City. Facilities include a children’s plaza with a statue called the Mucchan Peace Statue, a symbol of the city’s peace; a multipurpose ground; Japanese style garden with a Noh theater stage; outdoor stage; and walking paths, and the park can be used for cultural activities, sports, and more. Over 800 cherry trees growing along the river in the park come into beautiful bloom in the spring.
  • Tsukumin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Tsukumishi Minatomachi 4142-153
    A park situated along National Route 217 in Minato-machi, Tsukumi City. The park has colorful, Ocean themed playground equipment and a large grass lawn. The adjoining Container 293 rest area has drinks and a shop selling local specialty products.
  • Beppu Park
    85 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Beppu Noguchi Hara 3018-1
    A park located in Noguchihara, Beppu City. Facilities include a large grass lawn and tennis courts. The park also boasts an abundance of natural beauty, including some 700 pine trees, bamboo, and a plum tree grove growing on the grounds. There are also a variety of facilities located nearby such as Beppu Arena, a large, municipal gymnasium; Noguchibaru General Athletic Field; and the B-Con Plaza international convention center.

    Traveling with a small child we are always keen on a free playground. This one is pretty good. The park is beautiful and even has a good running path through it.

  • Ogata Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Bungoonoshi Ogatamachishimojizai 999
    An exercise park located in Shimojizai, Ogata-machi, Bungo-ono City. Sports facilities include a multipurpose ground equal in size to two softball grounds and outfitted with a 400-meter running track; tennis courts; a baseball field; and a gateball ground. There is also playground equipment like slides and swings.
  • Awashimasha Shrine / Awashima Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Bungotakadashi Usuno 7-10
    "This shrine is located on the side of National Route 213 in Usuno, Bungotakada City. Legend has it that the shrine, which sits on top of a cliff that faces the ocean, will grant women a single wish. Many people shrine to pray for marriage, something that has led to National Route 213 gaining the nickname ""Koikana Road,"" a pun about love coming true. The adjacent Awashima Park also has a monument to ""tying the knot."""
  • Yujaku Park
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Bungoono Asajimachi Kamiotsuka
    A park located in Kamiotsuka Asaji-machi, Bungo-ono City. The park was originally the site of a villa built by Nakagawa Uemon, chief retainer of Oka Domain. Centering on two ponds, there are some 500 maples planted on the grounds, and the park is a renowned destination for enjoying fall foliage. The park holds a maple festival in November during which time there are live performances and the trees are lit up at night.


  • Hioka Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Oita-shi Mukaibarunishi 1-chome
  • Kichiyonroku land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Usukishi Notsumachiharu 326
  • Kunisaki Peninsula Prefectural Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Bungotakada-shi
  • Kamikakuteraserikawakenritushizen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Prefecture Bungoono
  • Sobokatamuki Prefectural Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Taketa-shi
  • Tuesankeikenritushizen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hita, Oita Prefecture
  • BungoSuido Prefectural Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Saiki-shi
  • Heiwa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Oita-shi Hagiwara Midorimachi
  • Mishima Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Kusu-gun Kusumachi Mori
  • Yabahitahikosankokuteikouenkakuranokei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkusumachi Mori Kakura

Oita Areas


A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don't hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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