8 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Beppu
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Usuki
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Yufu
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Kunisaki
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Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Jumonjibaru Observation Deck, then don't miss a visit to Chinoike Jigoku, and finally make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Fukuoka Airport, Kagoshima Airport and Hiroshima Airport. In April, daytime highs in Beppu are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Usuki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trip

Usuki

— 1 night
Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Usuki Castle Ruin, then don't miss a visit to Usuki Town Streets, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nioza Rekishi no Michi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Usuki Sekibutsu.

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Traveling by train from Beppu to Usuki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Usuki can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Yufu.

Things to do in Usuki

Historic Sites
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Yufu

— 2 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Iwashita Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Yufuin Area, and then explore the activities along Lake Kinrin. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yufu, don't miss a visit to Yufuin Basin, then look for gifts at Saigoku Dosan Kagiya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ogosha Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Usuki to Yufu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for Kunisaki on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Yufu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kunisaki

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Futagoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monjusenji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kawanaka Fudo. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomiku Shrine, visit a coastal fixture at Himeshima Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukiji Temple, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Tashibu no Sato Sannomiya no Kei.

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Getting from Yufu to Kunisaki by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kunisaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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