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Located on Japan's Kyushu Island, Oita prefecture is a place that offers something for everyone. To learn more about what makes Oita special, please check out some of our conveniently categorized guides below.
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Food

From a unique take on fried chicken, to traditional comfort foods, to food cooked in hell! Oita has an abundance of locally cultivated produce and local dishes to make any visit truly special. 'Kabosu', the locally harvested citrus fruit with a distinct fragrance is the perfect accompaniment to a multitude of dishes and drinks, read on for more info.

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Nature

With lakes, waterfalls and stunning mountain treks, Oita has a number of options for anyone wishing to get away from city life and to truly get back in touch with nature. The vast Aso Kuju National Park and Kunisaki offer a range of trekking options that reward each participant with stunning views across the entire prefecture. If you're looking for some inspiration for your next nature break, please read on.

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Tradition & Heritage

One great thing about Oita is that you can enjoy and learn about the history and culture of the prefecture through fun activities. The Kunisaki Peninsula, which offers many popular hiking trails, is home to many small temples and shrines, including the mysterious Futago-ji. A walking tour of Beppu's seven Hells is an absolute must, as are seeing the stunning stone buddha carvings that are all over 1,000 years old!

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Arts & Culture

Oita has a rich history of arts and culture which is still very much evident to this day. With a number of highly respected museums and exhibitions all over the prefecture and traditional practices still very much observed in fields such as pottery and bamboo weaving, we are sure that you will find something here to awaken your creative flair.

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Relaxation

There are numerous ways to relax in Oita prefecture, but since it is synonymous with hot spring (onsen) culture, we would like to show you some of the different ways you can have a great onsen experience, please read on for more information.

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