Recommended Tourist Routes

Scenic Beauty Yabakei Tour (by sightseeing bus or rent-a-car)
Duration: approx. 8 hrs.
START !!
Beppu Station
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 70 min.

1Former Residence of Fukuzawa Yukichi

The former residence of the man on the 10,000yen bill and the founder of the Keio University.

  • Duration: approx. 30 min.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 25 min.

2Ao-no-domon

A hand-dug tunnel remaining in its original form.

  • Duration: approx. 20 min.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 8 min.

3Rakan-ji Temple

A spiritual place in Nakatsu high up on a mountain.

  • Duration: approx. 30 min.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 23 min.

4Yabakei Dam

Water-skiing offered at this lake.

  • Duration: see from the moving car.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 15 min.

5Shinyabakei

Offers a stunning view of a rocky peak with seasonal greenery and foliage.

  • Duration: approx. 20 min.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 55 min.

6Oita Prefectural Museum of History

A worthy scenic spot built within a historical park with beautiful flowers of all four seasons.

  • Duration: approx. 40 min.
sightseeing bus orrent-a-car approx. 55 min.
Beppu Station