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Plateau Spots in Oita Area

  • Kuju Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Kuzumi Town, Taketa City, Oita Prefecture
    A highland area sprawling in Kuju Kuju-machi, Taketa City. The highland is a part of Aso Kuju National Park. The field burnings conducted here in March are a traditional practice which stretches back several hundred years; the act preserves the beautiful grass covered plain, and the highland is used for grazing. The highland is dotted with cottages, other lodging facilities, campgrounds, hot spring bathhouses, tourist farms, and observatories.
  • Kijima Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Higashiyama
    A highland sprawling south of Mt. Tsurumi in Beppu City. The highland is host to a resort facility comprised of the Kijima Kogen Park amusement park, which also operates a skating rink in winter; the Kijima Kogen Golf Club; and the Kijima Kogen Hotel. The highland is a convenient 15-minute drive from the popular tourist destinations of Beppu and Yufuin.
  • Handa Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Kusu-gun Kokonoemachi Tano
    A highland area located in Tano, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture. Situated inside Aso Kuju National Park, the area serves as a trailhead for climbing the Kuju Mountain Range and is also a lush natural destination in its own right, encompassing such naturally beautiful places as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands-registered Tadewara Wetlands. Other area highlights include the Yamanami Highway, a scenic driving route from which you can take in the highland's beauty; a cross country running course; trekking course; tourism farm; and several hot spring bathhouses.
  • Tsukahara Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Tsukahara
  • Kameishi Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Amagasemachi Ideguchi
  • Yunohira Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Yufu-shi

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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