Route & dates
Oita— 4 nights
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.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oita: Amano Yasugawara (in Takachiho-cho), Nobeoka (Mount Atago & Kitaura Rinkai Park Kitaurara Umi Ichiba) and Kitsuki Castle (in Kitsuki). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Oita City, contemplate the long history of Funai Castle Ruin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yusuhara Hachiman Shrine.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oita trip planner.
In January, daytime highs in Oita are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Oita
Usuki, Saiki, Nobeoka, Amano Yasugawara, Kitsuki Castle
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