3 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Takegawara Onsen, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Mt. Tsurumi, and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Mon), view the masterpieces at Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Takegawara Onsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Beppu Rakutenchi, then explore the world behind art at Sato Kei Art Museum, and then trek along Mt. Tsurumi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Beppu trip itinerary planning site.

Fukuoka to Beppu is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fukuoka in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beppu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

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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