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Oita

Japan's best hot springs from Beppu to Yufuin

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Oita Godo Tanabata

Oita Godo Tanabata

Aug 6th - Aug 10th

The great fireworks display is a part of Oita Tanabata Festival in summer.

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Nitoyo Coast Rock Oyster Festival

Nitoyo Coast Rock Oyster Festival

May 1st - Aug 31st

Now in its 6th year, the Nitoyo Coast Rock Oyster Festival celebrates this revered local delicacy, with several different restaurants..

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Warai Festival

Warai Festival

Mid Oct

Warai festival is celebrated every year at Niu shrine in Wakayama. The leader, dressed as clown, guides the participants to the..

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A Happy Stay In Hita

A Happy Stay In Hita

Arlene Bastion

A stay in Hita is a happy stay. Mountain and river scenery provide idyllic walks, while specially maintained parts of the town enable..

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Oita Fragrance Museum

Oita Fragrance Museum

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The Oita Fragrance Museum allows visitors to connect with their sense of smell in some unique ways. A wide range of fragrances are..

Spring Charms of Usa 14

Spring Charms of Usa

Bonson Lam

It is said that pink is the colour of romance, so why not have a flutter from the scrolls from the love shrine, a 1950's contraption..

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About Oita

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Oita
Population 1,196,529
Area 6,340.61 km²

Though a bit far from many of Japan’s big cities, a trip to Oita Prefecture (大分県, Ōita-ken) is well worth it for the hot springs alone. Oita boasts the most onsens in Japan (over 4,500), including Beppu and Yufuin, the country’s two largest hot springs areas.

When you’re not bathing and relaxing, experience a bit of Japanese culture first-hand by visiting Usa Jingu Shrine and the unique Usuki Stone Buddhas. Hikers will enjoy the nice views from Mount Yufu and Mount Kuju, while children are in for quite an adventure at the African Safari Park and Umi-Tamago (literally “sea egg”) aquarium.

Tourists can also participate in “green tourism” and “blue tourism,” short-term homestays at farms and fishing villages respectively. Don’t forget to have some tori-ten, or chicken tempura, while you’re in Oita too. 

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