OITA PREFECTURE

Oita Prefecture is located on the north eastern coastline of the southern main island of Kyushu. Oita Prefecture is most famous for the many onsen (hot spas), many of which are located in Beppu.

Oita Prefecture is located on the north eastern coastline of Kyushu island. The capital of Oita Prefecture is Oita City. Oita Prefecture attractions include no less than seven Japanese Castles, the Umi-tamago aquarium, Mount Takasaki Monkey Park and Harmonyland (Hello Kitty - Sanrio theme park). Oita Prefecture is most famous for the many onsen (hot spas), many of which are located in Beppu.

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OITA PREFECTURES

Oita Prefecture
Oita Prefecture is on the north eastern coastline of Kyushu island. The capital of Oita Prefecture is Oita City. Oita Prefecture attractions include no less than seven Japanese Castles, the ...

OITA PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Oita
Oita is the capital city of Oita Prefecture on the Kyushu island of Japan. Oita is famous for their puffer fish (fugu). Outside Oita city, nearby scenery includes seaside fishing villages, T...

OITA MAIN CITIES and TOWNS

Beppu

Beppu
Beppu is a coastal city famous for its traditional Japanese bath houses, onsen which are fed from natural hot springs in the area. Beppu is in Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu....

Yufuin
Yufuin is a town near the center of Oita Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu. Yufuin is a famous Onsen (spa) town, which also features many art museums, galleries, restaurants and coffee sho...

OITA VILLAGE

Kokonoe
Kokonoe is a town famous for its traditional Japanese bath houses, onsen which are fed from the nine natural hot springs in the area. Kokonoe is roughly 30km west of Beppu, in Oita Prefectur...

OITA CASTLES

Funai Castle
Funai Castle, also known as Oita Castle, is a flat land style Japanese Castle in Oita Oita Prefecture. Otomo Sorin, who controlled most of Kyushu, ordered the construction of Funai Castle an...

Hiji Castle
Hiji Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle along the coastline of Beppu Bay in Hiji Oita Prefecture. In 1601 Kinoshita Nobutoshi ordered the construction of Hiji Castle and it was desig...

Kitsuki Castle
Kitsuki Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on a 30m high rock platform along the coastline of Morie Bay in Kitsuki Oita Prefecture. Yorinao Kizuki ordered the construction of Kitsuki...

Nakatsu Castle
Nakatsu Castle is a flat land style Japanese Castle in Nakatsu Oita Prefecture. In 1587 Kuroda Yoshitaka ordered the construction of Nakatsu Castle, however it was still not completed by 160...

Oka Castle
Oka Castle was a mountain top style Japanese Castle in Taketa Oita Prefecture. Oka Castle was originally constructed in 1185, with many improvements and repairs completed around 1332. After ...

Saiki Castle
Saiki Castle, also known as Tsuruya Castle, was a hill top style Japanese Castle in Saiki Oita Prefecture. Mori Takamasa ordered the construction of Saiki Castle and it was completed in 1606...

Usuki Castle
Usuki Castle, also known as Niyuujima Castle, is a hill top style Japanese Castle on the island of Niyuujima in Usuki Bay Oita Prefecture. Otomo Sorin ordered the construction of Usuki Castl...

OITA GARDENS and PARKS

Oka Castle Park
Oka Castle Park, in Taketa Oita Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom being considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Oka Castle Park also features the ruins of Oka Cast...

OITA AMUSEMENT PARKS

Harmonyland
Harmonyland is a theme park featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Jewelpet and more characters created by the Sanrio company. Harmonyland is in Hayami-gun of Oita Prefecture on the...

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