2 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night



— 1 night
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari, and then make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Beppu trip itinerary planning site.

Fukuoka to Beppu is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oita.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Baths · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oita journey planning app.

Oita is very close to Beppu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Oita Prefecture travel guide

Hot Springs · Onsen Resorts · Historic Sites
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.