Oita Prefecture | Travel Guide
Kyushu’s prefecture Oita in Japan is especially famous for its many hot springs, or onsen, in Japanese. But that is not all there is to discover in the area, so read this travel guide to learn more about Oita!
Beppu is one of the most well-known onsen cities in Japan and it attracts many tourists every year. Other natural attractions in the region are the Harajiri no Taki waterfalls and the Inazumi Underwater Limestone Caves. Gourmands will also love the area for local delicacies like miso and barley shochu. Yufuin is a picturesque village with a beautiful mountain in the background.
Yufuin is an onsen town located near famous hot spring city Beppu in Kyushu. People travel from far to come to Yufuin to enjoy the tranquil scenery, natural outdoor hot springs, beautiful ryokan accommodations, and several art museums. Yufuin also has some very pretty streets in the fairytale-like Yufuin Floral Village and Edo-style Yunotsubo Street.
Kokonoe Yume Otsuribashi
Kokonoe Yume Tsuribashi is one of the longest suspension bridges for pedestrians in Japan with a length of 390 meters. It is located in the mountains of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan.
Kunisaki Peninsula is located in the northeastern part of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. In this round-shaped peninsula, there are a lot of attractive places. Because it is not easy to access, its towns, shrines, and temples have retained their quiet atmosphere.
Usa Jingu Shrine
Usa Jingu, also called Usa Hachiman Shrine, is located at the entrance of the Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture. It was founded in the 8th century and it is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.
Beppu is located in the central part of Oita, on the coast of Beppu Bay. It is one of Japan's most famous hot spring ('onsen' in Japanese) resorts, producing more hot spring water than any other resort in the country. The amount of hot spring water produced per day is about 130,000 liters.