Sightseeing Spot Spots in Oita Area

  • Beppu Jigoku Meguri (Hot Springs Tour)
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    For over a thousand years, the gasses, hot mud, and boiling waters erupting from beneath the area from Kanawa to Kamegawa have led it to being called the Jigoku (Hells) of Beppu. In 2009, four hot springs, Umi (Sea) Jigoku, Chinoike (Blood Pond) Jigoku, Tatsumaki Jigoku, and Shiraike (White Pond) Jigoku were designated as National Places of Scenic Beauty. Visiting these four hot springs in addition to three other famous ones is fun and enjoyable. In addition to hot spring eggs (slow boiled in hot spring waters), hell-themed souvenirs such as Chinoike ointment, and Enman no Yu (bath salts) are popular to take home and give to friends. A 15-minute drive by car from JR Beppu Station.

    Theres only two national class sight seeing points out of 10 in Beppu area. The Hell of Sea is the best one and you should never miss.

  • Mt. Yufu
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami
    This volcano is located on the western side of Mt. Tsurumi. Made up of Higashi-mine and the 1,583 meter-high Nishi-mine, it is called Echigo Fuji because of its conical shape. The mountain climbing road has the most climbers, there are three parking lots (central, west and east trailheads), and it is possible to go around the edge of the crater near the summit on the Ohachi Meguri route. In addition, chosen as one of Japan's new 100 famous mountains, you can also see Mt. Hiko on the border of Oita and Fukuoka prefectures and Mt. Unzen in Nagasaki when there is good weather.
  • Yabakei Gorge
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    Osu Pref.
    "A gorge sprawling along the Yamakuni River basin in Nakatsu City. It is comprised of the four areas of Honyabakei Gorge, Shinyabakei Gorge, Okuyabakei Gorge, and Urayabakei Gorge, and visitors can enjoy naturally lush, picturesque scenery interwoven with forest and the stunning rock formations of the gorge. A renowned destination for fall foliage, the ""Hitome Hakkei (eight different views at a glance)"" found in Shinyabakei Gorge is particularly famous for its commanding view of the surrounding picturesque peaks"
  • Komatsu Jigoku
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Yutsubo Myoto
    A walking and hiking destination located in Yutsubosujiyu, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. Komatsu Jigoku evokes visions of “jigoku” or “hell” due to the area’s natural steam vents, bubbling mud, and rocks died red from hot spring minerals, and visitors can use walking paths to stroll through the area and take in its distinctive scenic beauty. Visitors can also use a basket to soak raw eggs in the water of hot spring and make “hot spring eggs,” custard like soft boiled eggs.
  • Myouban Jigoku Walking Path (Yunohana-goya Huts Tour)
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Myouban 3 sets
    A facility which makes and sells Yakuyo Yunohana medicinal hot spring bath minerals situated along National Route 500 in the Myoban Onsen hot spring district in Beppu City. Making use of a traditional production method designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, the facility produces naturally derived Yakuyo Yunohana medicinal hot spring mineral salts for home bathing use. Visitors can also view the production process. The facility is adjoined by a large outdoor bath on a hill with the best view of Beppu, and family baths modeled after the thatched huts used to make the hot spring mineral salts. A shop sells cosmetics made with hot spring mineral salts and other local specialty products, while a restaurant serves local dishes.
  • Oike Pond
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Shounaichouasono
    A group of springs located in Asono, Shonai-cho, Yufu City. The area is situated at the foot of Mt. Kurodake in the Kuju Mountain Range. Bosting an abundant flow of high quality water, the springs have been used for irrigation and daily life purposes by local residents since ancient times. Even today, many people come here to collect water. The springs have also been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's 100 most famous springs.
  • Chojabaru Nature Study Routes
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 255-33
    "These nature study routes are located in the Chojabaru area of Tano in Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. They are in the Tadewara Wetlands, located about 1,000 meters above sea level to the north of the Kuju mountain range, and in the surrounding forest. You can take a walk in the rich natural environment of the Tadewara Wetlands, which is also registered in the Ramsar Convention as the ""Kuju Bogatsuru and Tadewara-shitsugen"" and where rare plants grow naturally."
  • Colonade Drink Spring
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    Oita Pref. Taketashi Naoirimachinagayu
    This drinking fountain fed by a carbonated spring is located along the Bungo Highway in Nagayu, Naoirimachi, Taketa City. Visitors can drink Nagayu Onsen's famous carbonated spring water, said to be good for the digestive system, free of charge. The fountain was built as part of an international exchange with Germany, which has a culture of drinking spring water.
  • Taketa Springs
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    Oita Taketa-shi Naoirimachi Nagayu Shake
    This group of springs, a 30-minute drive from JR Bungo-Taketa Station, is one of several found in Taketa. Selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Famous Water, the springs well out of the ground in a tranquil area surrounded by farm fields. The water which gushes forth throughout the area is soft and sweet, and is also used by the adjacent Go Tofu Shop to make its products. The tofu shop's spring was dug by the owner and is privately owned, but all are welcome to take home bottles of its waters for free. After collecting some spring water, many people like to stop by the shop and buy some of its tofu and soy milk desserts.
  • JR Yufuin Station Footbath
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    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakita 8-2
    This footbath is located on platform 1 of JR Yufuin Station, a station which has a distinctive atrium lobby. Visitors can purchase a special footbath usage ticket at the station window in order to make use of the bath without having to purchase a train ticket. Ticket purchase also includes a towel, making it easy to come here without any advance preparation. The towel also has an original logo design and will be a memento of your trip. There's an area where you can rinse your feet with clean water, as well as a women-only changing area. The footbath has seats and tables, and users can enjoy a relaxing foot soak while watching the trains go through the station.
  • Ryu Maki Jigoku
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    209 Reviews
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Noda 782

    This is the 7th Jigoku of all 7 pools in the Hells of Beppu. If you intend to visit all 7 pools, come to this one last. This is because this pool and the 6th one is situated away from the main area...

  • Chinoikejigoku
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Noda 778
  • Sekiajisekisabakan
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    24 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Shiraki 949

    12時前に到着したのですが、受付に名前を書いて席に案内されるまでに1時間かりました。海岸を見たり、下で買い物できるのでそこまでとは感じなかったのですが、席に通されて食事が提供されるまでが40分かかりました。時間に余裕を持ってないと他の事ができなくなります。 お魚は新鮮でした。

  • Tokoji Temple Gohyakurakan
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    9 Reviews
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    Oita Usa Esuka 1754

    宇佐神宮にお参りした後に立ち寄りました。思ったより狭い空間にたくさんの表情豊かな羅漢様がいらっしゃいました。笑っているお顔、困っているようなお顔など一体一体お顔が違うので興味深く見てきました。

  • Jinkakuji Temple
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    5 Reviews
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    Oita Bungoono Asajimachi Torita 1354

    国道57号、豊後大野ICから県道大野・野津原線(県道26号)で、北の神角寺山並に約8k...

  • Sea Garden Hiji
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    Oita Pref. Hayamigunhijimachi Toyoka Kusumoto 883

    10号線を別府から日出町へ車を運転しているときに気がつき、帰りに立ち寄りました。国道の海側にあるので別府方向への移動のときにしかはいれないと思います。小規模の道の駅ぐらいの物産販売がありました。食事処が意外にリーズナブルなのでお昼の時間だったら立ち寄ってここでランチにしたいと思いました。

  • Kankotujibasha
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    3 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami

    何十年ぶりで 由布院を訪れると一大観光地になっていて 聞いてはいましたが 驚きました。由布院の町の発展は 重要だと思いますが、昔の鄙びた風情が 少し失われたようで淋しい気もします。 観光馬車(辻馬車)は 賑やかな通りを外れて田舎道を行くので、以前の静かな由布院を思い出して とても良かったです。早春の由布院は綺麗でしたが、初夏は 蛍も飛ぶそうです。 ただ予約が取りにくいのが 難点です。宿泊客は...

  • Oita Sta. Kitaguchi Ekimae Hiroba
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    Oita Oita-shi Kanamemachi
  • Usa No Machu Picchu
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    Oita Pref. Usashi Innaimachinishishiya
  • Okubungogatanoshourigakunosatodenshoutaikenkan
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    Oita Pref. Bungoonoshi Ogatamachibaba 388-1

    地元の野菜ソムリエさんたちが、地元の野菜をふんだんに使ってヘルシーなランチを提供してくれます。塩分などにも気をつかって健康に良い料理をしているそうです。 鹿肉を使ったカレーや手作りケーキもあるようです。

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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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