Spots in Hita Area

  • Tsuetate Onsen Hotel Hizenya
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    4.0
    183 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Shimojou 4223
    This hot spring inn is in Oguni Town, Aso County near the border between Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures. It's a great spot to enjoy an open-air bath and seasonal cuisine. There are 11 natural hot spring sources on the grounds feeding their 23 baths. The clear and colorless water is alkaline, has beautifying properties, and is said to help alleviate nerve pain and joint pain.

    This is a big hotel, next to a gorgeous river. Hotel has been upgraded but still looks somewhat worn (but acceptable). However, it’s more than made up by the excellent service by all the staff. I...

  • Sapporo Beer Kyushu Hita Brewery
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Takase 6979
    A beer brewery situated along the Hita bypass in Takase, Hita City. The brewery makes its beers using exclusively underground water from Hita. Visitors can take a free tour of the facility and visit the brewery’s gallery. There are also the Black Label and Ebisu paid tours which include beer tasting. In the paid tasting corner, visitors can sip on draft beer. The brewery’s shop sells exclusive merchandise. In the Hita Mori no Beer Garden, visitors can barbecue, or shop for local specialty products in the adjoining Mori-no-Kaze facility.

    Lovely tour here... I really enjoyed myself. The cons first... The Bad I signed up for an English tour, but somehow got into a Japanese tour. Now I know Japanese at a intermediate level, however she...

  • Sanso Tensui
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    4.5
    93 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Amagasemachisakuradake 601
    A hot spring hotel located in Sakuradake Amagase-machi, Hita City. The hotel’s bathhouse uses only the waters of a simple spring said to treat such ailments as bruises, sprains, stiff shoulders, frozen shoulders, nerve pain, and fatigue, in addition to promoting post-illness recovery. Facilities include an indoor bath area and outdoor bath for guests as well as an outdoor bath with a view of a waterfall and private reservable baths open to non-guests. Visitors can enjoy hot spring bathing while taking in the beauty of the area’s mountain stream.

    Stayed at this ryokan in August. We came after two weeks of seeing many temples and castles, in almost tropical heat, in Tokyo and Kyoto and a number of places in between. So we needed the rest. The...

  • Okuhita Onsen Umehibiki
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    4.5
    62 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Oyamamachinishioyama 4587
    A hot spring inn located in Nishioyama, Oyama-machi, Hita City. The hotel’s baths are filled from a simple hot spring whose waters are said to treat autonomic instability, insomnia, depression, and a variety of other conditions. The hotel’s bathhouse is also open to non-guests; facilities include a large indoor bathing area, and an outdoor bath from which bathers can enjoy the natural beauty of Hibiki Ravine. There are also a bedrock bath and reservable private hot spring bath only available to guests. The Umeshu Gura Oyama’s umeshu plum liqueur distillery, located on the grounds, offers tours and a tasting shop as well as a program in which visitors can make their very own umeshu liqueur (advance reservation required).

    Stayed in Oushuku - mineral onsen easily fitting two on balcony with views of mountains opposite, wonderfully decorated and apportioned room with everything you might need (apart from body...

  • Kangien
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Tansou 2-2-13
    A historic building located in 2 Chome Tanso, Hita City. This famous small private school, opened by Hita-born, late Edo period Confucian scholar Hirose Tanso, counted among its graduates such names as Omura Masujiro and Takano Choei. Today, visitors can view the building for free and, in the adjoining Kangien Educational Research Center, view exhibits on the school and its students.

    This has once been one of the 3 biggest and well-reputed private school in Japan. At most, they once had 200+ students. The owner was a very famous local scholar and quite a few of his family...

  • Kuncho Sake Brewery Museum
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Mamedamachi 6-31
    "This museum inside the sake brewery ""Kuncho Shuzo"" is located along Kamimachi-dori Street in Mameda-machi, Hita City. This is part of the sake storehouse with Edo-period (1603-1868) architecture located in a national important traditional architecture preservation district, and exhibits tools for sake-making used until about 1955. Facilities such as a shop using sake warehouse built from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the Taisho period (1912-1926), a sweets shop using sake, and a baker studio with an adjoining cafe are gathered in the area."

    A very old sake factory with 200+ years. It shows various sake making tool in old stage. It is right at the end of the walking street. Good to make it as a start of the visit. The sake selling...

  • Hita Gion Yamaboko Kaikan
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Kuma 2-7-10
    A museum located in 2 Chome Kuma, Hita City. The museum contains exhibits on the stunning parade floats used in the Hita Gion Festival, which has been a designated National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The festival is also included in the “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals” in Japan that have been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Visitors can view decorative festival floats as well as examples of the elaborately decorated curtains which are hung from them.

    This is one of the must visit place in Hita. It is near the center and easy to access by car. It tells the one of tradition festival of Hita. The display is amazing.

  • Ukiha Bekkan Shinshiyo
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Amagasemachisakuradake Hinoshita 357
    A hot spring hotel situated along the Chikugo Highway in Sakuradake Amagase-machi, Hita City. The hotel’s bathhouse is constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style from an Amagase Onsen sodium - chloride - hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, and motor paralysis. Facilities include a private reservable outdoor bath, additional outdoor bath, and large indoor bathing area open to non-guests as well. In June, visitors can enjoy the sight of hydrangea blooming along the hotel’s cloisters.

    かなり雨が降っていたので露天風呂は楽しむことができませんでしたが、雰囲気や自然がたっぷりの立地は好きです。サービスも丁寧で特に不満はありません。ただ、周りにコンビニなどお店が無くちょっと不便です。近くにある怪しいコンビニもどきの店は、コンビニより値段が高く品ぞろえが悪かったです。他の町で飲み物など必要な物は買っていくことをお勧めします。

  • Roadside Station Mizube no Sato Oyama
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Transportation
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Oyamamachinishioyama 4106
    A roadside station situated along the Hita Kaido Highway in Nishioyama, Oyama-machi, Hita City. The station’s farmer’s market sells local fruits and vegetables as well as ready to eat foods like plum liquor and umeboshi pickled plums made with local plums, an Oyama specialty product. There’s also a yakiniku Japanese-style grill-it-yourself barbecue restaurant where diners can grill and enjoy Tenryo Mochibuta pork, Bungo chicken, wild game from Okuhita, and domestic beef using smokeless grills. The restaurant offers meal courses (advance reservation required) and set meals which include salad bar and buffet access.

    種類の多さ、内容、価格、味、見た目、環境からして、最高の農産バイキングレストラン 道の駅水辺の郷 おおやまのバイキングレストラン。 もう、お得で旨い旨い。 道の駅の付設。バイキングは、量的にすすまないのが、ポスターの『欲張り』バイキングという標記を見て、店内の陳列料理の数々の種類と珍品や工夫された料理を見て 決定。 40種以上のメニューというが、ご覧のように 2プレート(違反? 広いレストラ...

  • Iwao Yakuho Nihongan-kan
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Mamedamachi 4-15
    "This museum stands on the Mamedamachi Shopping Street's Kamimachi-dori Street a five-minute drive from the Hita Interchange and a 15-minute walk from Hita Station. The museum operates out of the Fushimiya Iwao Koundo, a pharmacy established in a family home in 1855 which sold a traditional medicine passed down through the generations as a product called Nippongan. The building was renovated and added onto repeatedly, resulting in a complex layout. The building's scenic view tower offers a view of Hita and is nicknamed the ""Castle Tower of Mameda."" The building's inner salon is used as a gallery which hosts a variety of exhibitions and which also displays exhibits on Nippongan during Japan's Meiji and Taisho periods. The museum also sells a medicinal tea."

    前回日田には来たが、残念ながら町を眺めることが出来なかった。今回は豆田町の古い町並みを眺めながら歩く。漢方薬で有名な日本丸館の前を通る。そうじてよく保存されている。

  • Takatsuka Atago Jizoson Statue
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Amagasemachimabaru 3740
    This is unusual even nationwide in that it indicates the syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism as a place of worship for Jizo, the guardian deity of children, while also having a torii gate and auxiliary shrine for Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess. Also known as “Takatsuka-san,” it is a place known for fulfilling prayers relating to various issues and attracts a great many visitors from all over the country.
  • Iichiko Hita Distillery
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Nishiarita 810-1
    A shochu distillery located in Nishiarita, Hita City. The production and storage facilities to produce Iichiko barley shochu are open to the public for free, so visitors can watch the distillery’s tanks and distillation equipment in action. There’s also a tasting section where visitors can try and also purchase limited run liquors.

    説明員はおらず、自由見学となっております。ちょっと自社製品をPRする姿勢が少ないですね。時間は15分もあれば十分です。

  • Jion Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Hita Tenryosui no Sato Genki no Eki
    Transportation
    Oita Hita-shi Nakano Shima 635-1
    This service area is a five-minute drive from Hita Station and the Hita Interchange and is located on a sandbank surrounded by the Mikuma River to the north and south. The station has a market which sells fresh, local foods, and information is provided on exactly who made them. There's also a restaurant which serves original pizzas, soft-serve ice cream, and double-sided yakisoba fried noodles; as well as a buffet with private dining areas for small and large groups. The station's market sells fresh ingredients and prepared foods, and is divided into various areas such as a produce area and seafood area; it also has an abundant selection of local alcoholic beverages, making this a great place to visit when looking for souvenirs.
  • Mameda-machi
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Hara Jirozaemon Miso Soy Sauce Warehouse
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Nakahonmachi 5-4
    A miso and soy sauce brewery located in Nakahonmachi, Hita City. In addition to miso and soy sauce, the company also makes and sells sweetfish fish sauce and ramune sodas made with natural flavorings and colorings. The facility offers free tours and is adjoined by the Kyushu Folk Toy Museum.

    味噌と醤油で、買い物をしていたが、ここでしか生産できない 鮎魚醬 この鮎魚醬 和洋中華 何の料理でも 味をグンと旨くする とても重宝して、日田に行けば 買い求めます。 ハーブドレッシングも。

  • Sofuren Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Hita-shi Wakamiyamachi 416-1
    "This restaurant invented and serves Hita yakisoba noodles. The longstanding establishment is also the flagship location of a chain of restaurants with franchises across the Kyushu region and the rest of Japan. The restaurant's previous owner is believed to have invented the word ""yakisoba."" The restaurant is most notable for making everything in-house, including not only the noodles and sauce but even the toppings. In addition to set meals, you can also order toppings like a raw egg a la carte. The restaurant also offers a full array of sides and desserts, and even sells yakisoba noodles packaged to give as a gift and in chilled packs which you can take home and enjoy at your leisure."

    The yakisoba with bean sprouts is a famous dish in Hita area. However I was not impressed though I love bean sprouts. just so-so.

  • Taio-Kinzan Gold Mine Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Umenoyu
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Hita-shi Oyamamachi Nishioyama 4602-4
    This day-use bathhouse is a 25-minute drive from the Hita Interchange. Here customers can enjoy a relaxing hot spring soak in one of 24 highly diverse private family baths. Another great thing about this bathhouse is the fact that, no matter which bath you choose, all have a view of a beautiful valley. The baths can be booked for a set amount of time, but the exact length differs depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend/holiday; on weekdays, you can use a bath for 20 to 50 minutes longer. The bathhouse' baths are supplied with free-flowing spring water, and their waters are completely replaced for each new customer. The bathhouse also has a rest lounge and a shop area selling antiques and curios.

    大山町の大山川や日田街道沿いの大山温泉にあり、川と山々が織りなす渓谷にありました。家族湯専門の施設です。館内は大正時代のようなレトロな雰囲気でした。家族風呂は、テレビやエアコンを完備した休憩所付きの個室がついています。湯上りも人目を気にせずゆったりくつろげます。お呂からは、渓谷が一望できて、山々の緑が美しい。とてもさっぱりできました。

  • Tokodo
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Mamedamachi 10-3
    This craft shop, facing the Important Cultural Property-designated Kusano Honke, primarily sells handmade Japanese dorei pottery bells. Dorei bells are a craft which have been widely used since ancient times because they are said to ward away evil and misfortune. The shop's hina doll bells are particularly recommended and are crafted by covering an unpainted pottery bell with handmade Japanese washi paper and painting it with a face and clothing using traditional black ink. Other products the shop sells include dorei bells modeled after the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and clay ohajiki pieces decorated with colorful flowers used to play a traditional Japanese children's game of the same name. The shop is also a great place to look for souvenirs of your trip.

    大小さまざまな動物の土鈴を売っています。なんともかわいらしい動物たちです。置物としてひとつ買って帰りました。お店の方から、鈴は場を清める力があると伺いました。鳴らしてみると、とてもきれいな透き通った音がします。

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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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