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About Oita
Home of many iconic onsen spots such as Beppu and Yufuin, Oita Prefecture has the highest number of hot spring locations as well as the highest annual yield of hot spring water in the country. The prefecture offers a wide variety of onsen including sand, mud, steam, and other unique styles of bath.
From the vast stretches of mountains to the beautiful blue sea, Oita is surrounded by great abundance of nature with fresh and delicious food products from the ocean and the mountains with seasonal flowers and fruits of all four seasons.
Also popular in Oita are spiritual places such as temples, shrines, and stone carvings of Buddha - notably National Treasure Fuki-ji Temple in the Kunisaki Peninsula.

Plane

Departure/Arrival Est. time of travel
Tokyo (Haneda) ー Oita 1:30
Tokyo (Narita) ー Oita 2:00
Osaka (Itami) ー Oita 1:00
Nagoya (Chubu) ー Oita 1:10
Seoul (Incheon) ー Oita 1:40

Airport Bus

Departure/Arrival Est. time of travel
Oita Airport ー Oita 1:00
Oita Airport ー Beppu 0:45
Oita Airport ー Saiki 2:00
Oita Airport ー Usuki 1:20
Oita Airport ー Yufuin 0:55
Oita Airport ー Usa 1:10
Oita Airport ー Nakatsu 1:30

Highway Bus

Departure Arrival Est. time of travel
Kitakyushu (Kokura) Beppu・Oita 2:00~2:30
Miyazaki-Nobeoka Oita・Beppu 2:00(Nobeoka)~3:25(Miyazaki)
Fukuoka (non-stop) Oita 2:15
Fukuoka (regular) Oita 2:40
Fukuoka・Fukuoka Airport Hita 1:25
Yufuin 2:05
Beppu 2:00
Nagasaki Beppu・Oita 3:40
Kagoshima Oita (Daytime bus) 5:40
(Night bus) 7:30
Kumamoto Taketa・Oita 3:27
Tokushima-Hiroshima (en route ferry) Kunisaki・Bungotakada・Usa・Hiji・Beppu・Oita 4:50~6:12
Nagoya Oita・Beppu・Usa・Nakatsu 11:30
Kobe (Sannomiya) Oita・Beppu・Usa・Nakatsu 9:30
Osaka City Oita・Beppu・Usa・Nakatsu 10:30
Kyoto Oita・Beppu・Usa・Nakatsu 12:20

Ferry

Departure Arrival Est. time of travel Homepage (Link)
Osaka Beppu 11:45 Ferry Sunflower
Kobe Oita 11:20
Yawatahama Beppu 2:45 Uwajima-unyu Ferries
Yawatahama Usuki 2:20 Uwajima-unyu Ferries
Kyushi Orange Ferry
Misaki Saganoseki 1:10 Kokudo Kyushu Ferry
Sukumo Saiki 3:10 Sukumo Ferry
Tokuyama Taketazu 2:00 Suonada Ferry
Imi Himeshima 0:20 Himeshima Sonei Ferry

JR

Departure Arrival Est. time of travel
Tokyo Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) Oita 6:30
Nagoya Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 4:45
Shin-Osaka Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 3:50
Hiroshima Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 2:30
Saga Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 2:40
Kagoshima Shinkansen (transfer at Kokura) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 4:00
Shinkansen (transfer at Kurume) - Express (Kyudai Main Line) 4:30
Nagasaki Express (transfer at Hakata) 4:00
Hakata Express (Nippo Main Line) via Kokura 2:00
kokura Express (Nippo Main Line) 1:30
Kumamoto Express (Hohi Main Line) 3:00
Shinkansen (transfer at Hakata) - Express (Nippo Main Line) 2:50
Miyazaki Express (Nippo Main Line) 3:10
Kurume Express (Kyudai Main Line) 2:00

* Air flights recommended for those coming in from Tokyo and Nagoya.

Car

Departure Course Arrival Est. time of travel
Hiroshima Highway, Higashi Kyushu Expressway Oita 4:30
Kitakyushu Highway, Higashi Kyushu Expressway 1:50
Fukuoka City Highway, Oita Expressway 2:00
Nagasaki Highway via Tosu Junction, Oita Expressway 3:30
Saga Highway via Tosu Junction, Oita Expressway 2:15
Kumamoto No highways via Aso 3:15
Highway via Tosu Junction, Oita Expressway 3:00
Miyazaki Highway, Higashi Kyushu Expressway 2:45
Kagoshima Highway, Higashi Kyushu Expressway /via Miyazaki 4:40
Highway via Tosu Junction, Oita Expressway 4:30

Useful Information

Sightseeing Bus

Name of Route Available Dates Est. time of travel
Kunisaki Peninsula Historic Site Tour Daily Approx.8:40
Scenic Beauty Yabakei Tour
(from Oita, Beppu, Nakatsu)
Sundays, national holidays
Sat., Sun., national holidays for October
Daily for November (not available from Dec. 28th to Jan. 4th)
Daily for November (not available from Dec. 28th to Jan. 4th)
Approx.8:45
Beppu Jigoku Meguri (Hell Tour) Only on Sat., Sun., national holidays, Dec. 28th to 31st. Approx.2:20

Map of Oita