8 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Oita Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Beppu
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Beppu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Usuki
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Yufu
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Kunisaki
— 2 nights
End: Kunisaki

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 6th (Mon), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anrakuji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Jumonjibaru Observation Deck, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Chinoike Jigoku, and finally don't miss a visit to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beppu online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Fukuoka Airport, Kagoshima Airport and Hiroshima Airport. April in Beppu sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Usuki.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oita
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Onsen Resorts

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Usuki

Usuki ©
Usuki is a city located on the east coast of Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Usuki Castle Ruin, then steep yourself in history at Usuki Town Streets, then get to know the fascinating history of Nioza Rekishi no Michi, and finally appreciate the history behind Usuki Sekibutsu.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Usuki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beppu to Usuki takes an hour. April in Usuki sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will leave for Yufu on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Usuki

Historic Sites
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Usuki Sekibutsu ©
Usuki Sekibutsu

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Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Iwashita Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yufuin Area, and then explore the activities along Lake Kinrin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu, then make a trip to Yufuin Basin, then stop by Saigoku Dosan Kagiya, and finally contemplate the long history of Ogosha Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yufu trip planner.

Getting from Usuki to Yufu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Yufu, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will leave for Kunisaki on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Yufu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Yufuin Basin ©
Yufuin Basin
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area

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Kunisaki

Kunisaki ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rurikoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Futagoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monjusenji Temple, and finally make a trip to Kawanaka Fudo. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomiku Shrine, then enjoy the sea views from Himeshima Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukiji Temple, and finally take in breathtaking views at Tashibu no Sato Sannomiya no Kei.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kunisaki online itinerary maker .

Getting from Yufu to Kunisaki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Kunisaki, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kunisaki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bungotakada, Himeshima Lighthouse
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Monjusenji Temple ©
Monjusenji Temple
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Tomiku Shrine