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  • Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge
    546 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 1208
    A bridge 173 meters high and 390 meters long. Completed in 2006, it is the longest pedestrian bridge in Japan. The scenery from the bridge is, in a word, superb, and those traversing its length can get sweeping views of such sights as Narukogawa Ravine and a stunning Shindo-no-taki waterfall, with larger and smaller sub-waterfalls. Visiting in fall to see the autumn foliage is particularly recommended.

    Visited the Kokonoe Yume suspension bridge which spans over a valley with two small waterfalls on one side of valley. Lovely views with trees turning color on both sides of bridge.

  • Beppu Tower
    273 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 3-10-2
    This symbol of Beppu was completed in 1957, and is one of six sister towers. From the 17th floor observation deck one can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view from Beppu Bay to Beppu City. In 2007 it was registered as one of Japan’s Tangible Cultural Properties.

    24 June, 2018. We were roaming around the sea shore at Beppu in the limited time that we had, when we saw the Beppu Tower from a distance. This advertises the famous Japanese Asahi Beer (Asahi Dry is...

  • Kitsuki Castle Town
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    Oita Pref. Kitsukishi Kitsuki
    This former castle town district is located in Kitsuki, Kitsuki City. This distinctive, so-called “sandwich style castle town” formed around Kitsuki Castle, built in 1394, and consisted of a merchant district sandwiched between samurai residences in the north and south high grounds. Today, the grounds of the castle are maintained as a park with a reconstructed faux castle tower in the center, and the former castle town surrounding it still contains a townscape consisting of numerous preserved samurai residences and merchant homes.
  • Mameda-machi
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    Oita Pref. Hitashi Mamedamachi
    "A district located along the Kagetsu River in Hita City. The district has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Hita prospered as a ""tenryo"" domain under the direct control of the Edo shogunate, and many merchants gathered in this district. Today, many preserved old merchant houses and storehouses still stand here, and it has become a sightseeing destination where visitors can experience the area's history. The Tenryo Hita Doll Festival is held here in mid-February."
  • Global Tower
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Yamanotechou 12-1
    A symbolic, 125-meter-tall tower located on the grounds of the B-Con Plaza multipurpose complex situated along Fujimi-dori Street in Yamanote-cho, Beppu City. Outfitted with an observation deck 100 meters above the ground, visitors can get a 360-degree, panoramic view of Beppu City. The observation deck is also popular because of its night view, selected for inclusion in a list of Japan’s “Night View Heritages.”
  • Beppu Yukemuri Observatory
    138 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawahigashi 8 pairs
    An observatory located in Kannawahigashi, Beppu City. Visitors can get a sweeping view of Beppu and Mt. Tsurumi and Ogiyama towering in the distance. Beppu has the highest yield of hot spring in Japan and the sight of hot spring steam blooming from various parts of the city is something truly unique to this place. This observatory’s night view has also been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan’s “Night View Heritages.”

    It is called “observatory”, but actually there is no relevant facility. If you don’t pay attention, you might overlook it by passing. The view over Kannawa area is not bad. Unfortunately, on the day...

  • Mt. Tsurumi (Aso-Kuju National Park)
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Minamitateishi Samuhara
    Observatories can be found on Mt. Tsurumi, located on the west side of urban Beppu. There are four observatories on the mountain from which visitors can enjoy the beauty of Beppu Bay, glittering Beppu City at night, and the gorgeous scenery of the Kuju Mountains and Mt. Yufu. The top of the mountain is accessible by foot from Tsurumi Sanjo Station on the Beppu Ropeway.
  • Jumonjibaru Observatory
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Noda Okubo 1919-11
    An observatory located in Ikenotsuru, Noda, Beppu City. Visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Beppu Bay, Beppu City, Mt. Takasaki, and Oita City. The observatory is a particularly popular night view destination and has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan’s “Night View Heritages.”
  • Yunotsubo-Kaido Street
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami
    A road located in Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. Serving as Yufuin’s “Main Street,” the road extends away from Yufuin Station towards Mt. Yufu and is lined with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops selling local specialty products.
  • Sekizaki Lighthouse
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Saganoseki 4057-2
    This lighthouse is located in Saganoseki, Oita City. Built in 1901, it is the oldest lighthouse in the prefecture. It offers sweeping views of the waters off the tip of the Saganoseki Peninsula, which are known for the high-quality mackerel and horse mackerel caught in them. The lighthouse is also adjacent to the Sekizaki Kaiseikan (Ocean and Astronomical Observatory Hall), which features an observation deck and an astronomical observatory that are open to the public.
  • Sagiridai Observatory
    1 Reviews
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    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 1964-14
    A 15-minute drive from the Yufuin Interchange on the Oita Expressway. This observatory is located at the foot of Mt. Yufu and offers a sweeping view of the Yufuin Basin from 680 meters above sea level. Situated between Yufuin and Beppu along the Yamanami Highway (Prefectural Route 11), known as one of the most scenic driving destinations in Kyushu, the observatory has a shop and toilets and thus is also a popular rest stop. Boasting fabulous seasonal views, the observatory’s name literally translates to “mist stand,” and as this implies, mists gather in the valley below, particularly early in the morning in winter, and during this time visitors can take in the magical sight of the fog-enshrouded basin.


  • Chojahara
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    Oita Kusu-gun Kokonoemachi Tano
    A highlands area located in Tano, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture. Situated inside Aso Kuju National Park, it serves as the starting point of the trail leading up the Kuju Mountains; also a naturally lush area, it is the location of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands-designated Tadewara Wetlands. Area highlights include the Chojabaru Visitor Center, which has exhibits on the history and plant and animal life of Kuju; and Chojabaru Onsen, a hot spring district where you can enjoy a bath along with natural highland scenery.
  • Sekizaki Kaisei-kan
    27 Reviews
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    Oita Oita-shi Saganoseki 4057-419
    A scenic overlook and astronomical observatory located on the eastern edge of Oita City in Saganoseki. The astronomical observatory is outfitted with a 60-centimeter reflecting telescope and here visitors can observe seasonal astronomical phenomena, as well as the sun and bright stars during the day, and a glittering night sky in the evening. The scenic overlook commands a sweeping view of the Hoyo Strait; there’s also a museum area with space-themed exhibits such as meteorites gathered at the south pole, and exhibits on the nearby ocean; a shop; and a restaurant. In addition, events such as astronomical observation and crafting classes are held here.

    Although it took a long time from my place to this Observatory ( I was from Beppu, so i had to take the train to Tozaki then bus to Saganoseki and taxi to this observatory), it was really worth the...

  • Yabakei Bridge
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi Honyabakeimachi Sogi
    A bridge located in Sogi, Honyabakei-machi, Nakatsu City. Spanning the Yamakuni River, this is Japan’s only eight-arch stone arch bridge and, at 116 meters in length, it is also the longest stone arch bridge in the country. Because it employs a type of masonry frequently used to build bridges in Nagasaki Prefecture, it is also known as the “Dutch Bridge.” The bridge has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property by the prefecture.
  • Hotarumibashi
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami Tsubo of hot water
  • Kuma Machi
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    Oita Hita-shi Kuma
  • Kitsuki
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    Oita Kitsuki-shi Kitsuki
  • Tonomachi Samurai House Dori
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    Oita Taketa-shi
  • Takegawara Koji
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Motomachi 14
  • Kaiun Road Tomi Kuji
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    Oita Kunisaki-shi Kunisakimachi Tomiku

Oita Main 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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