9 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Usa
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Usa
— 1 night
Drive
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Usuki
— 1 night
Drive
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Beppu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hita
— 1 night
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Usa

Usa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Ajimumachi Koteedori and then steep yourself in history at Usajingu Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Usa trip tool.

London, UK to Usa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Usa to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Usuki.

Things to do in Usa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Usuki

Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get all the information you need at Sala De Usuki, take an in-depth tour of Nogami Yaeko Literature Museum, take an in-depth tour of Usuki City History Museum, take in the views from Kokan Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Hokyo Into, and finally appreciate the history behind Kihara Stone Statues.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Usuki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Usa to Usuki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Usuki

Museums · Historic Sites

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Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beppu: Yufu (Lake Kinrin & Mt. Yufu) and Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge (in Kokonoe-machi). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, contemplate the long history of Ikime Shrine, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Beppu vacation planner.

Drive from Usuki to Beppu in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hita.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Baths

Side Trips

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Hita

Hita is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, that was founded on December 11, 1940. On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Tokko Ginkgo Tree and its Monument, admire the sheer force of Gongendaki, contemplate the long history of Kiyotani Library, then get to know the fascinating history of Hita Okan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yabuno Fudosama, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mamedamachi Shopping Street.

Plan trip to Hita with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Beppu to Hita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Beppu in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hita, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hita

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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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