5 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oita Prefecture trip itinerary planner

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Beppu

— 4 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kids will enjoy Hells of Beppu and Daikanbo. Explore Beppu's surroundings by going to Takachiho-cho (Amano Yasugawara, Takachiho Gorge, &more), African Safari (in Usa) and Lake Kinrin (in Yufu). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, meet the residents at Cuddly Dominion, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, and head outdoors with Kusasenrigahama.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beppu trip itinerary tool.

Sasebo to Beppu is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Beppu can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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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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