The places I loved in Oita prefecture. The prefecture is really beautiful and offers great onsen and outdorr activities. As always in Japan: food is great!
Great secret place to enjoy an outdoor onsen in the middle of the nature. Local people mostly come during evening and weekends. Might be hard to reach without a car ;)
Well maintained free outdoor bath. The one that is most easy to access in compare with the two other secret baths in Beppu. It's so open that it can been seen on the way to へびん湯.
Choose between public sulfur white colored hot baths or light grey mud baths, Turkish like steam sauna or go to all of them. The indoor area is separated by gender or step outside and relax in big mix...
This small authentic bakery offers some nice speciality bread for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
A simple business hotel in front of Beppu station. It also has onsen with indoor and outdoor bath.
Excellent local food! Try the main set with really good ingredients and great taste for a fair price!
You can see a hot natural water source there. It is pretty impressive! It's impossible to bath thought, just a tourist attraction.
A really beautiful road around the montains and plains! Really recommended to drive there at sunset ;)
A nice cafe to get some work done.. Good wifi, power plugs and lot of seating area
Nice place for walking and enjoying the city.
Cheap and big parking spot just next to the station.
Excellent restaurant if you are staying at the hotel: トライアル
Need reservation to be made from the hotel front.
Nice and helpful visitor center to learn about the different hikes you can do in the area.
Good simple restaurant to fill your stomach before a hike. I recommend the cheeseburger (somehow super good) or curry rice.
There is also a shop to buy any equipment you may need for outdoor sport.
Possibly the best place to stay for exploring the Kuju mountains.
Excellent location, friendly service, clean and comfortable cabins with toilet, air condition/heating and a boiler for hot water. Ther...