While much of Japan’s tourism is primarily funnelled towards its capital, there is in fact, much to be seen in its more underrated and suburban areas. The Kyushu region consists of the third largest island in Japan and located in the northeast of Kyushu is its hot spring capital, Oita. The Oita Prefecture is one such area that not many may have heard about but is by far one of the most scenic destinations in Japan.
The vast volcanic area that occupies a greater portion of this prefectural territory boasts the abundance of hot springs. Famous throughout Japan for its onsen baths and resorts, the two tourist towns of Beppu and Yufuin attract millions of domestic visitors every year.
But that’s not all, the Oita Prefecture also boasts a stunning array of fun activities that are perfect for the whole family—from aquariums, museums, and even a pretty solid nightlife scene that the youth will surely enjoy.
If you are ready for a week of adventure and fun at the hot spring capital of Kyushu, read our 5D4N Oita Itinerary to know just where the best places to eat, have fun and sightsee are at.