6 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oita Prefecture sightseeing planner

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Hita
— 1 night
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Yufu
— 2 nights
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Beppu
— 2 nights
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Hita

— 1 night
Hita is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, that was founded on December 11, 1940. On the 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Mikumagawa River, make a trip to Sapporo Beer Kyushu Hita Brewery, then get engrossed in the history at Tenryo Hita Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mamedamachi Shopping Street. On your second day here, make a trip to Ontayakino Sato, take in the dramatic scenery at Sakuradaki Waterfall, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nabegataki Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokono-sha.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hita route planner.

Hamada to Hita is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In August in Hita, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Hita

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Yufu

— 2 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Yufuin Area has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Shindono-taki, snap pictures at Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Jakoshi Observatory, stop by Yufuin Shoyuya Honten, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area, and finally wander the streets of Yunotsubo Kaido. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yufu route website.

Traveling by car from Hita to Yufu takes 1.5 hours. In August in Yufu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Yufu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beppu day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yufu to Beppu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

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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