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  • Park Place Oita
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Kouendorinishi 2-1
    This large-scale shopping mall has a movie theater and a rooftop garden. Inside you’ll find about 160 shops, from fashion to miscellaneous goods. There are plentiful facilities for kids and many services for parents, including a big playground, a kids’ space, baby rooms, and a nursing room. This makes the mall very popular with families with kids.

    Especially for foreigners looking for clothes and shoes. I have found that many of their shops come in my sizes (5ft4in usually wear a medium size). I have a hard time finding clothes in Japan that...

  • Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago
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    3.0
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanzaki Uto 3078 - 22
    A large aquarium located in Oita City, Oita Prefecture next to Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, famed for its Japanese macaque exhibit. Designed around the theme of an aquarium where visitors can make friends with the animals, Umitamago is filled with exhibits and attractions which let visitors experience sea and river life up close and personal, including aquariums which recreate natural environments, a variety of shows, and opportunities to get close and even touch animals. The aquarium’s giant tank, containing some 90 species and 1,500 individual sea creatures, is truly stunning. There’s also the popular and hilarious walrus show and the Asobeach play area, ensuring that Umitamago is fun for the whole family, from children to adults.

    ランチ時でもそこまでの混雑ではなく座れるのですが、なにしろスタッフ不足ですね。提供まで10分-20分はかかります。品切れのものもあるので注意。娘は肉巻きおにぎりとポテト、私はとり天定食を食べました。いずれも可もなく不可もなくですが肉巻きおにぎりはチーズが入っているので乳製品アレルギーの方はご注意。ビールはたっぷりで¥500これは嬉しい。

  • 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.
  • National Treasures Usuki Stone Buddhas
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    Oita Pref. Usukishi Fukata Extending the 804-1
    The Usuki Stone Buddhas are statues of various Buddhas sculpted into the rock of towering cliffs. According to the Legend of Mana no Choja, the stone Buddhist images were sculpted by Choja to pray for happiness in the next life on behalf of his daughter who had passed away. Judging from the style of the Buddhist statues, it is surmised that they were created some time from the late Heian period to the Kamakura period. The size, quantity and quality of work of these magaibutsu (Buddha figures carved on a rock face) are the finest such stone engravings in all of Japan, and of the nearly 60 stone Buddhas which include the Furuzono Cluster and Hoki First Cluster, 59 have been designated as National Treasures.
  • 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.
  • Club Freedom
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Miyakomachi 3-5-7 Park Side Building 3F
    This long standing club is among the largest in Oita Prefecture, and plays a wide variety of genres including hip-hop, EDM, techno, R&B and more. The simple interior is decorated in black for a stylish atmosphere, and is divided between the spacious dance floor, and a bar/lounge complete with VIP rooms and tables, for those who'd like a less active night. There's also a rental studio available on weekdays for musicians, etc.
  • Oita Christian Martyrs Memorial Park
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Katsuragi
    This park is approximately 25 minutes by bus from Oita Station, right near the Junkyo-koen Mae stop. Otomo Sorin was Bungo Province's feudal lord during the Warring States Period. He was a Christian, so missionary work flourished under him and eventually over 30,000 people converted. A ban on Christianity was put in place after his death. It was fiercely repressed, and many Christians were put to death throughout the land, including about 200 that were executed when Bungo Province collapsed in the Edo Period (1603-1868). The park with its monuments pays witness to this horrible chapter in history and memorializes the victims.
  • Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden
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    336 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanzaki 3098-1
    Approximately a three-minute walk from the Takasakiyama bus stop, this zoo is located at the foot of Mt. Takasaki, with a distinctive shape reminiscent of a bell-shape. It is believed that wild monkeys lived in the area since at least around 1698 because of their description in documents from that time. The mayor of Oita City thought it could be used as a tourism resource and to prevent damage to agricultural crops in 1952, so they began to get gathered up with bait. There are currently two groups that have a total of 1,000 monkeys. In addition to being able to watch friendly monkeys up close, the potato feeding that happens twice a day is a must-see.

    Know that this zoo is up a mountain; however, they offer a tram to take you if you prefer not to walk up the mountain. They have signs not to bring food, and to watch your items. The monkeys can...

  • Usuki Castle Ruins (Usuki Park)
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    Oita Pref. Usukishi Usuki Nyushima 91-1
    The site of an ancient castle located in Niujima Usuki, Usuki City. The castle was built in the Warring States period on the island of Niujima in Usuki Bay by the Christian daimyo lord Otomo Sorin (later land reclamation projects resulted in the island becoming part of the mainland). Today, portions of the castle such as turrets as well as the moat and stone base still stand. The grounds are maintained as Usuki Park, a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring, the park bustles with visitors come to enjoy the sight of the flowers.
  • Inazumi Underwater Limestone Cave
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    49 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Bungoonoshi Miemachinakaduru 300
    The Inazumi Underwater Limestone Cave was formed 300 million years ago in the Paleozoic era, and took its current form after being submerged in the Aso volcano eruption 300,000 years ago. It is one of the world’s more unusual underwater limestone caverns, replete with underwater stalactites, coral stones and helictites. It is possible to walk around and see inside of the caves. The sound of water trickling down with quiet echoes into the “reverb pond” and the sight of the beautiful green “emerald spring” are mysterious wonders not be missed.

    The cave was formed something like 300 million years ago but in its present form, some 300,000 years ago. That in itself is quite impressive; however, the stalactites were a little disappointing...

  • OITA ART MUSEUM
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    47 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Ueno 865
    This art museum is surrounded by the lush nature of Uenogaoka Kodomo-no-Mori Park. Inside are permanent exhibits of Japanese paintings by artists including Heihachiro Fukuda and Tatsuo Takayama, and early modern Chinese-style paintings of Tanomura Chikuden, works of the Bungo Southern School of Chinese paintings, and other paintings and works relating to Oita City. Events are held throughout the year from exhibition to hands-on-learning. The museum’s restaurant also commands great views of the town.

    I had modest expectations coming here since this is a city museum for a city that is not on the main tourist paths. However, the exhibits were fantastic. Great collections on display. If I travel to...

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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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