Oita

Regularly hailed as the "Onsen Prefecture," Oita is home to both an amazing array of hot springs as well as a number of historic and spiritual spots.

Sep 2, 2021

Wonderful Setouchi

Wonderful Setouchi

Found between the western Honshu and the island of Shikoku, the Seto Inland Sea has one of the highest concentration of attractions in Japan.

Mar 22, 2019

Charming Himeshima

Charming Himeshima

Found of the coast of Oita's Kunisaki Peninsula, Himeshima is a small island that is actually home to a treasure trove of hidden allures.

Mar 1, 2019

The Shujo Onie Festival

The Shujo Onie Festival

In Oita's Kunisaki Peninsula, oni are considered to have good nature. As a celebration of this, local monks play out the role of these demons.

Sep 7, 2018

Deeper Into Oita

Deeper Into Oita

While Oita is best known for Beppu and its lovely hot springs, places like the Kunisaki Peninsula conceal many ancient and spiritual wonders.

Jun 26, 2018

The Ballad of Usa Jingu

The Ballad of Usa Jingu

Oita's Usa Jingu is an ancient shrine that was also the first place to see the syncretic union of Shinto and Buddhism over 1,000 years ago.

Jun 8, 2018

Kicking it in Oita

Kicking it in Oita

Oita is a prefecture with a surprising amount of depth to it. This guide will give you an typical overview and also recommend some hidden gems.