14 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oita Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Bungotakada
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Bungotakada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kokonoe-machi
— 5 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Bungotakada

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kumano Magaibutsu and Matama Beach. Explore Bungotakada's surroundings by going to Kunisaki (Futagoji Temple & Monjusenji Temple), Kitsuki (Minamidai Bukeyashiki Ato, Kitsuki Castle Town, &more) and Usa (Usa City Peace Museum, Ajimu Budoushu Koubou, &more).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bungotakada trip builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Bungotakada is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Bungotakada due to the time zone difference. In February in Bungotakada, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Oita.

Things to do in Bungotakada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Oita

— 4 nights
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shidakako Lake and Nioza Rekishi no Michi. Get out of town with these interesting Oita side-trips: Beppu (Beppu Catholic Church, Kamado Jigoku, &more), Kitsuki (Ohara Family's House & Suya no Saka) and Usuki (Fukura Tenmangu & Usuki Samurai House Streets). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, take in panoramic vistas at Beppu Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yusuhara Hachiman Shrine, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oita holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Bungotakada to Oita takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Oita are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kokonoe-machi.

Things to do in Oita

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kokonoe-machi

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Yufuin Basin and Yamanami Highway. Change things up with these side-trips from Kokonoe-machi: Yufu (Yunotsubo Kaido, Yufuin Area, &more), Yujaku Park (in Bungoono) and Taketa (Taketa Spring Group, Hakusui Dam, &more).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kokonoe-machi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oita to Kokonoe-machi takes 1.5 hours. In February in Kokonoe-machi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kokonoe-machi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Oita Prefecture travel guide

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Hot Springs · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Ōita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita.HistoryAround the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi Province, Hi Province, Kumaso Province and Toyo Province.Toyo Province was later divided into two regions, upper and lower Toyo Province, called Bungo Province and Buzen Province.After the Meiji Restoration, districts from Bungo and Buzen provinces were combined to form Ōita Prefecture. These provinces were divided among many local daimyōs and thus a large castle town never formed in Ōita. From this time that whole area became known as "Toyo-no-kuni", which means "Land of Abundance".The origins of the name Ōita are documented in a report from the early 8th century called the Chronicles of Bungo. According to the document, when Emperor Keikō visited the Kyushu region, stopping first in Toyo-no-kuni, he exclaimed that 'This is a vast land, indeed. It shall be known as Okita-Kuni!' Okita-Kuni, meaning "Land of the Great Fields", later came to be written as "Ōita". Present day interpretations based on Ōita's topography state that Oita's name comes from "Okita", meaning "many fields", rather than "vast" or "great" field, because of Ōita's complex terrain.

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