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Climbing Mount Yufu, Kyushu

When the trail is getting a little steeper and a bit rocky, you will have almost reached the saddle between the two peaks. Now there is a choice to make.

Road Trip: the Yamanami Highway

The Yamanami Highway is a scenic drive through Kyushu's Aso-Kuju National Park, connecting the city of Beppu in Oita and Aso in Kumamoto. There are beautiful natural scenery and hot springs along the way.

Takasakiyama Monkey Park

Three troops of Japanese macaques call Mt Takasaki, just outside Oita City, their home and regularly come down to food, play and interact with visitors.