Museum / Science Museum Spots in Oita Area

  • Oita Fragrance Museum
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
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    Beppu City Kita Ishigaki 48-1 Oita Prefecture
    A museum located in Kitaishigaki, Beppu City. The museum has a collection of fragrances from around the world and contains exhibits on fragrances, how they are made, and fragrances from the perspective of their science, history, and culture. There’s also an aroma room and hands-on area where visitors can try mixing fragrances, and museum goers can come in contact with a variety of fragrances. The museum’s shop sells fragrance-related products; an adjoining café serves herbal teas and light meals.

    I really enjoyed my visit much more than expected. The collection is very well curated with such an extensive collection of fragrances from around the world. Arrive early if you want to avoid a...

  • Oita Prefectural Museum of History
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Usashi Takamori Kyotozuka
    Located inside the Usa Fudoki no Oka history park, the museum preserves and exhibits materials with a focus on Cultural Properties connected to Oita. Visitors can view full sized models of the Fuki-ji Temple and Usuki Stone Buddhas, designated National Treasures, as well as artefacts excavated from Mengahira Tomb. The nearest bus stops are Oitakenritsu-rekishihakubutsukan-mae and Fudoki-no-oka-iriguchi.

    We visited Ooita Prefectural Museum of History opened in 1998 to get some background knowledge of the places we intended to visit. It certainly was worth the three hundred ten yen admission fee. In...

  • Iwashita Collection
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakita 645-6
    A museum situated along Prefectural Route 216 in Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The museum displays a diverse collection of vehicles and other items gathered by the owner over a 30-year span. 200 rare vintage motorcycles from Japan and around the world are displayed in the World Motorcycle History Hall. Visitors will find toys, posters, and other pop culture items dating to Japan’s bygone Showa period (1926-1989) in the Showa Retro Hall. Antiques from Europe and North America are on display in the Stained Glass and Antiques corner.

    For us motorbikers this was a very interesting collection which, apart from the huge assortment of things from the 20th century, had some excellent motorcycles. The collection included two beautiful...

  • Dagashiya no Yume Museum
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Oita Bungotakada-shi Shinmachi 1007-5 Showa Roman Kura
    "This museum operates out of an old storehouse redolent with the atmosphere of Japan's bygone Showa period. A ""dagashiya"" is a type of small, cheap candy/toy shop found all over Japan, and this museum's standing exhibition of some 50 thousand items primarily consists of toys sold at dagashiya in the late 1950s and early 60s. For those who lived it, the museum will bring waves of nostalgia, while for those who didn't, the items on display will seem novel and unique. Both types of people will find time going by in an instant as they view the various retro exhibits. In addition, the museum offers a free, multilingual audio guide you can access from your smartphone. At this rare facility, you can feel like you've gone back in time to Showa Japan."

    This is a museum, which displays mainly toys of the years 60’s and 70’s. For many Japanese it is the great time of economical development. So, these displays recall them a past glory. For young...

  • Taio-Kinzan Gold Mine Museum
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    Oita Hita-shi Nakatsuemura
    A museum located in Gose, Nakatsue-mura, Hita City. The museum is housed inside the tunnels of the Taio-Kinzan Gold Mine, a mine which was discovered in 1894 and which boasted the highest output in Asia during the 1920s and 1930s. Via informational panels and models recreating what activities in the mine looked like, visitors can explore the history of the mine, which ultimately closed in 1972.
  • Nakatsu History Museum (Nakahaku)
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi 1290 (Sannocho)
  • Yabakei Scenery Museum
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi Honyabakeimachi Sogi 2193-1
    "This museum, a 40-minute drive from the Usa Interchange, is located on the grounds of Roadside Station Yaba Topia situated on the Atoda River near the Chugakko Mae bus stop. The museum was started as the Yaba Bunko library, which housed some 10 thousand old and ancient texts collected by Taisho period Sinologist Ozan Ono. The museum still possesses 3,205 scrolls and 7,800 volumes, and visitors can also see a large collection of hanging scrolls and folding screens; exhibits on the priest Zenkai, who carved the Aonodomon tunnel; a holographic presentation of author Kan Kikuchi's ""Beyond the Pale of Vengeance;"" and farming tools once used in the area."
  • Yufuin Retro Motor Museum
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    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami
    This automotive museum is located in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture. Inside a retro building, the museum preserves and displays vehicles from Japan, the United States, and Europe made between the beginning of the 20th century and the 1970s. The Showa Retro Corner area is particularly popular with older museum goers and contains vehicles of the same make and model as ones which famously appeared in Showa period (1926-1989) movies and television shows. The museum's shop displays over 1,000 rare miniature cars and sells Tomica and tin plate toys.
  • Hita Municipal Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Oita Hita-shi Kamijonaimachi 2-6

    日田市立複合文化施設AOSE(アオーゼ)内にあります。歩いて付近を散策すると、天領だった江戸時代からの歴史や文化の流れを感じることができます。

  • Saiki Heiwakinenkanyawaragi
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Saikishi Tsuruyamachi 3-3-12

    戦争の悲劇を語る人が少なくなる中、資料や物、遺構に語ってもらう時期になりつつあります。大変勉強になりました。

  • Hiroshikesenkuro Nakatsu Memorial
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Nakatsushi Nagasoe 2423

    広い敷地の中に瀟洒な記念館があります。 先生に関する資料が、実物資料や解説パネルなどで、効率的に、そして分かり易く説明されています。 中津では教職に携わり、児童、生徒のため、創意と工夫と熱意によるさまざまな改革で多くの功績を挙げられたことなど、また生涯を通じて刻苦勉励の人だったことが平易に理解できます。 大正元年に「東洋法制史」で法学博士の学位を取得、同15年、「道徳科学の論文」を著して、総合人間...

  • Yufu Jinya no Mura History Folk customs Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Oita Yufu-shi Hasamamachi Onigase 971-6

    農業関係の資料を中心に歴史的に貴重な資料を展示する施設です。それほど大きな施設ではないですが、無料なので観光に来た際に時間があったら気軽によれていいです。

  • Oita Archives Office
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Oita Oita-shi Danoharu 587-1

    先哲史料館に来たついでに立ち寄ってみました。県立図書館、先哲資料館と棟続きのビルの1Fにありました。内部もつながっていて、会議室が続く廊下を歩いていくと書棚がありました。置いてあるのはだいぶ前の公報や県報が主でした。

  • Yufuin guitar Museum
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 1265-1
  • Taiyo Museum
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Uchi Kamado 1393-2
  • Bungo Mori Kikanko Museum
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkusumachi Hoashi 409-1
  • Tenryo Hita Yo Sake shop Museum
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    Oita Pref. Hitashi Honjoumachi 3-4

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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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