4 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oita Prefecture trip itinerary planner

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The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Usajingu Shrine, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, wander the streets of Yunotsubo Kaido, then explore the world behind art at Comico Art Museum Yufuin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beppu route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Beppu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Beppu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Beppu: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oita Prefecture travel guide

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.