The Hotel is very nice and clean. The customer service is great and it is well situated for: - In...more
1-5-18 Chuomachi, Oita, Oita Prefecture, 870-0035, Japan
Good for: Couples
9-20 Tamuro Oita-city, Oita, Oita Prefecture, 870-0816, Japan
Good for: Couples
For the typical Japanese city expat scene:
Bar Brown and PEI, both in Miyako Machi
For a great (though somewhat pricey) izakaya try the Kirin Taishokan
Kirin Taishokan offers two different dishes of whale if you like to eat something unique and potentially endangered! Though, thats not why you should eat it!
Oita has its own airport. Tokyo is an hour and half away (plane) and Osaka 50 minutes. The Shinkansen doesn't go through Oita but you can take it as far as Kokura (Kitakyushu city) and transfer to the JR line. The Sonic and Red Limited Express trains run from Kokura to Oita every hour.If you plan to do a lot of travelling in Japan by train then...more
There is a domestic airport in Oita prefecture so you can fly into Oita from all over Japan but I personally recommend to take trains because it's cheaper. If you are coming in from Honsyu Island, Osaka or somewhere, then take the Bullet Train, shinkansen, to Kokura Station then change to either local train or express train. The first city if you...more
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Luggage and bags:
The closest major airport to Oita is in Fukuoka. It is likely that you will travel by train to get to Oita. If this is the case then I suggest you use a backpack or easy to carry bag rather than an awkward suitcase.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Rainy Season is around June/July and rain weather gear is essential. I just use an umbrella but there have been times that I have got completely soaked!! I can't buy shoes in Japan so I have had to think carefully before I came about what kind of footwear to buy. Note: Easy to slip on and off shoes are best and if you are going to work in a public building you will need indoor shoes to wear. The Japanese always take their outdoor shoes off before entering their house or work.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most things you will need can be purcahsed here. I don't recommend going to a hospital in Japan unless you really need to. In most cases the pharmacist will be able to help you if you tell them what is wrong and what kind of medicine you are looking for (a phrase book will have this in it).
Oita was chosen as one of the host cities of the 2002 World Cup to be held in Korea and Japan. For more information about this host city check out the Oita World Cup website.
The small onsen town of Yufuin has the mountain Yufudake towering over it. Along with some Japanese friends we climbed to the top of the 1583 metre volcano. It took us about 2 hours to climb.I believe that this volcano is extinct although it may be dormant! The Aso-Kuju Mountain Range that I have also climbed in contains Mt Aso which is...more
Visit Nakatsu city!!It is a small city but if you like to visit country side, you will love it!! BECAUSE it is my hometown! As for attractions there, you can visit Mr. Yukichi Fukuzawa's house. He is the guy on the 10,000 yen note!! There is a museum just beside the house. He is the founder of Keiou University in Japan. Also he is the first person...more