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Waterfall Spots in Oita Area

  • Chinda Falls
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    Oita Pref. Bungoonoshi Onomachiyada
    The collective name for a 20-meter-high, 100-meter-wide-waterfall (Ontaki) on the main current of the Ono River and a smaller 18 meter tall, four-meter-wide waterfall (Mentaki) on the Hirai River tributary, the falls are nicknamed “the Niagara of Ono.” A walkway draws close to the larger waterfall and the view from the platform jutting out at the end is stunning. This famous waterfall was even painted by the renowned Muromachi period artist Sesshu Toyo.
  • Harajiri Falls
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    Oita Pref. Bungoonoshi Ogatamachiharajiri 936-1
    This is an impressive waterfall 20 meters high and 120 meters wide is counted among Japan’s top 100 waterfalls and Oita Prefecture’s top 100 scenic beauties. It is unusual in that it appeared from the ground so suddenly, created 90,000 years ago with the eruption of Mt. Aso and the subsequent pyroclastic flow. It is also called the “Niagara of the Orient.” A suspension bridge spans the front and it is possible to walk close to the falling waters.
  • Higashi Shiiya Falls
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    Oita Pref. Usashi Ajimumachihigashishiya
    "A waterfall located in Higashishiiya, Ajimu-machi, Usa City. Dropping straight down 85 meters, the waterfall resembles Kegon Falls in Nikko and is thus also known as the ""Kyushu Kegon."" The falls contrast beautifully with the surrounding spring verdure and autumn foliage of the vally and has even been chosen as the 100 elections of the waterfall in Japan."

    We cycled here from Beppu having brought our tandem with us to Japan. It’s a slow uphill climb but the incline never becomes very steep it’s just constant. 2 km from the main road at a well signed...

  • Ryumon Falls
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    A waterfall located in Matsugi Ryumon, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture. The two-tiered falls drops 26 meters, and visitors can enjoy the area's lush natural beauty interweaving lush greenery in spring and fall foliage in autumn. The falls are also known for the waterfall sliding that can be enjoyed on the lower section in summer. A caravan campground operates nearby during this time as well. The Ryumon Falls Opening Summer Festival is held in July.

    天然の滑り台です。一番上まで行くのは鎖とかを伝って上がりますが結構怖い です。子供は厳しい。結構すべります。下でヘルメットを借りましょう。 おにぎり程度の軽食は食べられます。 入口に温泉があり、帰りに入れます。 気持ちいいです。 Natural Water slide. So So scary. You will slide on the rock so you need to...

  • Jion Falls
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkusumachi Yamaura 618
    "This 30-meter high two-stage waterfall is located in the Yamaura area of Kusu Town, Kusu County. It is possible to watch from the back side by using the promenade, and it is also lit up at night. In addition, the tourist base ""Roadside Station Jihi-no-taki Kusu"" that has a direct sales store is in the vicinity."
  • Meisuinotaki
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Shounaichouasono
  • Tengunotaki
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    Oita Kusu-gun Kokonoemachi Tano
  • Gyorannotaki
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    Oita Saiki Kamiura Azamuiura 286
  • Sentonotaki
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Machida Kabeyu
  • Kannonnotaki
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    Oita Hita-shi Amagasemachi
  • Kannondaki
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi
  • Kannondaki
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    Oita Hita-shi
  • Kannondaki
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    Oita Saiki-shi
  • Shimizubakuen
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    Oita Kusu-gun Kusumachi
  • Sobosanichigomenotaki
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    Oita Prefecture Taketa
  • Todorokinotaki
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    Oita Saiki-shi
  • To No Ue no Taki
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    Oita Saiki-shi
  • Mikazuki no Taki
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    Oita Kusu-gun Kusumachi
  • Misujinotaki
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    Oita Saiki-shi
  • Rakumonnotaki
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    Oita Prefecture Taketa

Oita Main Areas

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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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