Also known as Funai Castle, Oita Castle was constructed by Takenaka Shigetoshi, who took over after Fukuhara Naotaka, the brother-in-law of Ishida Mitsunari who served under Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Located in northeastern Kyushu, Oita prefecture is a largely agricultural region that is also known for the famous hot springs at Beppu.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Oita
Things to Do in Oita
Huge volumes of water, spanning 120m wide, flow over the semicircular cliff and fall 20m to the lake below.
This natural beauty has led to it being referred to as the “Tyrol of Asia.”
Kokonoe Yume Grand Suspension Bridge provides a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding region.
Located at the foot of Mt. Yufu, Yunotsubo Kaido Street is filled with shops selling local Ōita specialties and souvenirs, and restaurants specializing in local gourmet items such as toriten chicken tempura.
Located in what was formerly known as Bungo Province, Mt. Yufu has earned the nickname “Bungo Fuji” for its beloved, stunning beauty.
In mid-November, the Mamedamachi district and the Kagetsu River region are lit with some 30,000 bamboo lanterns, creating a festive nighttime atmosphere.