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Unforgettable Experience in Oita

Jul 27, 2017

Recommended for people who are unsatisfied with just sightseeing!
I will introduce the unique experience of Oita Prefecture.
【Bamboo craft】
"Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center"

It is a facility exhibiting a number of works with a detailed explanation of the history and techniques of bamboo work in Beppu city, precise and elegant individuality.
You can experience making bamboo crafts inside the facility.

○ Opening Hours: 8: 30 ~ 17: 00
   *Experience must be reserved 1 week in advance
○ Fee: Admission fee ¥ 300, Experience fee: 300yen to 1,000yen
○ regular holiday: Monday, December 29 - January 3
○ Address: 8-3 Higashisoen Beppu City 
○ Inquiries: Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center
  Website:Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center


Using the steam of hot springs to cook food. It is a traditional cooking method transmitted from old days to bring out the taste of the material.
Since the cooking method doesn't need any oil and only use natural steam, you can enjoy a healthy meal, also it is very ecologal way.

○ Business hours: (weekdays and Sundays) : 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
                              (Saturday, the day before holiday):  8:00 a.m. to 11:00p.m.
○ Fixed holiday: None
○ Price: Depends on menu
○ Inquiry: Sato no Eki Kannawa
  Website: Sato no Eki Kannawa

【Traditional seasoning workshop】

You can make Japanese traditional seasonings such as miso and "Amazake" etc. at workshops using koji.

○ Opening Hours: 9: 00 am to 5: 00 p.m.
○ regular holiday: Sunday · holiday.
○ Price: 1,500 yen ~ (varies to workshop)
○ Inquiries: Kojiya
       E-mail: contact form
    Website: KOJIYA

【1-day sightseeing bus】
"Kunisaki Peninsula"

You can visit a historic temple and shrine scattered around the naturally rich Kunisaki Peninsula.
It is a must see Usa Jingu Shrine of National Treasures and Fukiji Temple and huge figures of Buddha is curved in natural rocks.

○ Schedule: Everyday
○ Time: Depends on departure and arrival place. (Example: Oita station 8:50 departure, 17: 30 arrival) For details, please visit their official website.
○ Fee: ¥ 5,650 (the fee is  from Oita station. It varies with departure and arrival place.)
○ Inquiries: Oita Kotsu
    Website:OITA KOTSU