Oita City is located in central Oita Prefecture. The city is blessed with a warm climate and an abundance of fresh produce from both land and sea .The central area is a leader in art, food, and culture. If you leave the city itself, you will find places where you can have more contact with nature such as Mt. Takasaki, where Japanese monkeys make their habitat, an aquarium, and lot's more.

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Sightseeing
Mt. Takasaki Wild Japanese Monkey Park
open

Approximately 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys live in Mt. Takasaki. The habitats of monkeys which are designated as a national natural monument can be observed close-up in a state of nature.

  • TEL

    097-532-5010

  • Address

    3098-1 Kanzaki, Oita City

  • Opening Hours

    8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)

  • Closed

    Open 365 days

  • Admission Fee

    Adults 510yen, High school students 510yen, Children 250yen, Round-trip use of monorail 100yen

  • Access

    About 25 min by bus from Oita Sta to Takasakiyama-mae bus stop

Umitamago
open

An aquarium which will awaken all five senses experience through discovery, surprise, inspiration, comfort, and joy. Popular for its amusing dolphin and walrus performances.

  • TEL

    097-534-1010

  • Address

    3078-23 Kanzaki-uto,Oita City

  • Opening Hours

    9:00-18:00

  • Closed

    The aquarium is closed about two times a year for maintenance purposes.

  • Admission Fee

    Adults 2200en, School Boys and Girls 1100yen, Infants (4 years and older )700yen

  • Access

    About 25 min by bus from Oita Sta to Takasakiyama-mae bus stop

Funai Castle Ruins
Oita Joshi Koen Park
Yuho Park
open

Oita Joshi Koen Park, a 15 minute walk from Oita Station, is one of the most popular places for cherry blossom viewing in the city in spring. The Funai Castle Ruins, surrounded by rock walls and a moat, can be found in the park. The south of the ruins is Yuho Koen Park, a tree-lined path with sculptures and monuments which are related to the Nanban Culture developed in Funai (which is now called Oita City) in medieval times. In both places visitors will get a feeling of the history of Oita.

  • TEL

    097-537-7043
    (Oita City Tourism Division)

  • Address

    4 Niage-machi, Oita City

  • Closed

    Open 365 days

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Access

    About 15 min from Oita Sta on foot.


Oita City Art Museum
open

Located inside the greenery Uenogaoka Kodomo-no-mori Park grounds. Works of art on permanent display, and special exhibitions in a variety of fields and many courses, enable everyone to easily appreciate art.

  • TEL

    097-554-5800

  • Address

    865 Ueno, Oita City

  • Opening Hours

    10:00-18:00
    (last admission 17:30)

  • Closed

    Monday (If Monday falls on a public holiday, it's closed on the following day.)
    ※Opened on first Monday and Tuesday of the next day is closed.
    The year-end and New Year holidays

  • Admission Fee

    Adults 300yen, University and high school students 200yen
    ※Special exhibitions will have a separate admission fee.

  • Access

    About 20 min from Oita Sta on foot.

Oita Prefectural Art Museum "OPAM"
open

With the concept of "A museum where visitors experience with all five senses", the Oita Prefectural Art Museum (OPAM) , designed by Shigeru BAN, a Japanese architect, was opened in April 2015. Its facade features traditional bamboo crafts. The collection of OPAM focuses on works by artists who have a close association with Oita Prefecture. These include modern landscape "Nanga- style" paintings by Chikuden Tanomura, as well as works of the modern Japanese-style painters Heihachiro Fukuda and Tatsuo Takayama.

  • TEL

    097-533-4500

  • Address

    2-1 Kotobuki-Machi, Oita City

  • Opening Hours

    10:00-19:00(last admission 18:30) OPAM opens until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday(last admission 19:30)

  • Closed

    Generally, the museum does not have any regular dates of closure. (excluding special circumstances such as museum inspections)

  • Admission Fee

    Adults 300yen, University and high school students 200yen
    ※Special exhibitions will have a separate admission fee.

  • Access

    About 15 min from Oita Sta on foot.

"Machinaka" shopping arcades
open

In the city center, there are shopping streets which house a wide variety of shops and restaurants. (Each street has its own characteristic look.)
"Centporta Chuoucho" and "Galleria Takemachi" are roofed streets where visitors can walk without concern about the weather and enjoy shopping & dining. At the junction between the two arcades is a public square where from time to time various events are held.
Funai gobangai (5 th Avenue) is a stone paved shopping street with restaurants, cafes, beauty salons, specialty shops such as a folk craft shop.


Oita Motomachi Stone Buddha
open

The Buddha figures, carved on a natural rock face known as Magaibutsu, were created in the Heian Period (from 794 to 1185). The main figure represents the God Yakushinyorai (which is 5m. in height), also called Iwayakushi in Oita. Motomachi Sekibutsu is an officially-designated historical site.

  • Address

    2-25 Motomachi, Oita City

  • Closed

    Open 365 days

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Access

    About 15 min by bus from Oita Sta to Motomachi bus stop and 15min on foot.

Tanoura Beach
open

Tanoura is the only beach within Oita City center. Although it’s a man-made beach, it allows you to swim, take a break on the sand or even do a picnic. It’s in ploximity to the aquarium Umitamago and the Mt. Takasaki Wild Japanese Monkey Park. It takes about 20 minutes by bus from Oita Station and 10 minutes from Beppu Station.

  • Address

    Tanoura, Oita City

  • Swimming period

    July - August

  • Swimming time

    9:00-17:00

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Access

    About 15 min by bus from Oita Sta to Tanoura bus stop

Yusuhara Hachimangu Shrine
open

The shrine was built in the 9th century and was a branch shrine of Usa Shrine, the head shrine of the hachimangu shrines in Japan. The enshrined kami (gods) here are Emperor Chuai, Emperor Oojin, Empress Jingu. The big camphor tree has been designated as a natural monument.

  • TEL

    097-534-0065

  • Address

    3 Kamiyahata, Oita City

  • Access

    About 25min by bus from Oita Sta to Yusuhara bus stop


Oita Stadium
Mt. Takao Natural Park
open

Oita Stadium or Daigin Dome is a stadium which holds a variety of events from the local soccer team's games (Oita Trinita) to big food and music events which are often broadcast live on television.
The stadium was originally built to host the Soccer World Cup back in 2002.
Mt. Takao Shizen Koen is a 60 hectare natural park which contains a botanical garden, a natural walk, a picnic area and a campground.

  • TEL

    097-528-7700

  • Address

    1351 Yokoo, Oita City

  • Access

    About 30 min by bus from Oita Sta to Sports-Koen Higashi bus stop

Sasamuta Shrine
"Sasamuta jinja"
open

Sasamuta Shrine is a high ranking shrine which has been serving as one oh the chief Shinto Shrines (Bungo Ichinomiya) of the old Bungo Province (old name of Oita) until oita of today. The Goddess of the Sun called Amaterasu Oomikami is enshrined here. Wisterias bloom from late April to early May and in addition a " Fuji Matsuri "wisteria festival is held at the shrine annually.

  • TEL

    097-569-4182

  • Address

    1644 Souda, Oita City

  • Access

    About 30 min by bus from Oita Sta to Fujigaoka-minami bus stop and 7 min on foot.

Hetsugi Honmachi
Hoashi Honke
open

Hetsugi Honmachi is old rows of houses, and you can find historical buildings that were built during the Edo period to before World War II. Hoashi Honke(the head family of the Hoashi) is a complex of a sake (rise wine) storehouse, a gallery, a popular restaurant and a cafe.

  • Address

    4381-1 Nakahetsugi, Oita City

  • Closed

    Monday (If Monday falls on a public holiday, it's closed on the following day.)
    The year-end and New Year holidays

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Access

    About 40 min by bus from Oita Sta to Hetsugi bus stop


Imaichi Ishidatami
open

In the south of Oita City, there is a cobbled - stone pavement which was once used by Daimyos or major feudal lords. Lords of Higo domain and Bungo Taketa Oka domain used the pavement in their alternate - year of residence called "Sankin kotai" to Edo (old name of Tokyo) during the Edo Period, which required feudal loads to stay in residence in Edo every other year. The pavement was designated as a historic site by the Oita Prefectural government in 1972. A part of the pavement, which is 660 meters in length and 2 meters in width, still remains. During the Imaichi Ishidatami Matsuri or the Stone Pavement Festival, held at the beginning of September each year, bamboo light are lit on the pavement and local traditional arts are performed.

  • Address

    Imaichi, Oita City

  • Access

    About 1 hour by bus from Oita Sta to Imaichi bus stop

Seki-aji, Seki-saba

Oita sea food, as represented by Seki-aji and Seki-saba (horse mackerel and mackerel) fished with a rod and line from the Bungo Strait, is exceptional in its freshness and taste.

Tori-ten

A specialty dish of Oita. Marinated chicken is coated in a mixture of flour and water, then deep-fried, and served with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce.

Fugu / blowfish

Fugu dishes are served at some Japanese-style restaurants in the city.
Fugu is a prized catch designated as one of the prefecture’s premier products. Fugu is a high-protein, low-fat food that also provides plenty of dietary collagen in its gelatin-rich skin.

Bungo Beef

A good balance of lean meat and marbled texture with an exquisite flavor.

Local foods

"Dangojiru" or handmade thick noodles in a miso flavored (soy-based) soup cooked with a variety of vegetables such as Shiitake mushrooms and taro.
"Ryukyu" or slices of fresh fish marinated in a soy-based sauce. It goes well with sake and shochu.

Café

In the city, there are a variety of coffee shops and cafés from
old-style to stylish coffee chains where you can sit around and relax.

Hot Spring

Daishindo Chinetsu Onsen

There are geothermal hot springs in many locations across Oita Prefcture. There're 237 source springs in the city (as of January, 2015), and this is one of the largest in terms of both the number of source springs and the amount of hot water discharged. In the city there're more than 30 hot springs facilities where visitors can enjoy bathing at different "onsens" , from an open-air bath at Oita Station to hot springs for families. After soaking in the hot springs, visitors will find their skin smooth.
The hot springs in Oita City are from the layers, 600 - 800 meters underground, contain carbon-rich gas that comes from plants from ancient times. The layers are said to have been there since the Neogene (millions of years ago).

Tsukano Kousen

In the south west of Oita City, along the river in the country side, there're "Tsukano Kousen" mineral springs. Japanese-style inns and communal bathhouses there allow people a sense of old hot springs where people used to come for therapeutic hot spring cures. The mineral spring contains therapeutic ingredients, and tastes salty and sour, and is said to be good for people suffering from gastrointestinal illnesses, diabetes and chronic constipation if you drink from the spring. And it is said to help people cure or soothe nerve pain, skin disorders, cuts and grazes and burn injuries.
Hotel

In Oita city, there are a wide variety of hight quality at lower prices hotels. Some hotels even have a lot spring on their premises.

Shopping

Mall

open

One of the latest landmarks in the city accessed through the central entrance to Oita Station. JR Oita City was newly opened in 2015 and is composed of a shopping mall "Amu Plaza", JR Hotel Blossom Oita, and City Spa "Tenku". There're more than 180 shops in the mall which contain clothing stores, interior and micellaneous goods stores, restaurants, a cinema comlex and an amusument arcade. There's a rooftop garden on the 8th floor of the building where a mini train "Kuro chan bun-bun go" runs. There's also a shrine and a small path with some small shops there.
The whole area appeals to all nationarities and ages. Strolling around the facilities and amenities is time well spent.

  • TEL

    097-513-1220

  • Address

    1-14 Kaname-machi, Oita City

  • Access

    Oita Station building

open

Tokiwa is a local department store located on the main street called Chuo-dori, only a 7 minute walk from Oita Station. The store sells various products from fashion items to local food, including famous brands.
In the basement they have a variety of souvenirs from all over Oita Prefecture.

  • TEL

    097-538-1111

  • Address

    2-1-4 Funai-machi,Oita City

  • Access

    5min from Oita Sta on foot

open

Park place is a big shopping complex in the eastern part of Oita City. The mall contains a supermarket, 3 floors of diverse shops ranging from clothing to electrical goods, a restaurant area, and a cinema complex. Park Place is accessible by bus, 30 minutes, from Oita Station.

  • TEL

    097-520-7777

  • Address

    2-1 Koen-dori nishi, Oita City

  • Access

    About 30 min by bus from Oita Sta to Park Place bus stop

Souvenir

open

Sashiko stitches using cotton are light and durable.

  • Shop

    Ota Hatamise

open

Bamboo crafts and goods created in collaboration with "OPAM" (art museum)

  • Shop

    Opam museum shop

open

Oita Prefecture boasts traditional hand crafts which have warm features,
such as "Onta-yaki" pottery, "Ichimon-ningyo" dolls and "Hime-daruma" dolls.

  • Shop

    Mingei no mise Bungo


open

"Takamon" is the mascot of the monkey mountain, Takasaki yama. The name was made by juxtaposition of both words "Takasaki" and "monkey".

  • Shop

    Oita City Tourist Information Center, a souvenir shop "Monchan"

open

Goods sold at the gift shop in the Aquarium Umitamago, including sweets, towels and dolphin-shaped stuffed animals.

  • Shop

    Aquarium Umitamago

Oita goods
open

Goods with the design of the "hot spring prefecture" Oita, which consists of a wooden basin and steam of hot springs.

  • Shop

    Bungo Niwasaki Ichiba, Oita prefectural office


Picture postcards
open

Illustrated with local products and sightseeing spots within Oita, which represent things such as Kabosu lime, Tori-ten chicken tempura, and local fish Seki aji and Seki saba.

  • Shop

    Post Office

open

A wide range of products, including food, traditional crafts and pieces of art, are sold at the shop "Oita Made".

  • Shop

    platform02『Oita Made Shop』

Sake and Shochu
~Rice wine and Distilled spirit~
open

Visitors can enjoy both sake and shochu in Oita.Yatsushika is a popular local sake brand. Nikaido and Iichiko are popular shochu brand. Kuramitsu Shuzou is the only sake brewery in Oita City.

  • Shop

    Each liquor shop, supermarket and souvenir shop


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Xavier, named after Francisco de Xavier, a missionary who had an assoociation with Oita, are baked cakes with two types of sweet paste - white bean paste or ram-soaked raisin paste inside.

  • Shop

    Bungo Niwasaki Ichiba, TOKIWA, Souvenir shop Tabito

open

Horse mackerel and mackerel-shaped wafers with sweet bean paste and a mochi rice cake inside.

  • Shop

    Bungo Niwasaki Ichiba, TOKIWA, Takahashi suigetsu-do

open

Phyllo pastry or a type of pie filled with red bean paste, using red beans grown
in Japan.

  • Shop

    Okashino‐Kikuya, TOKIWA


open

All-purpose fish sauce made with Seki aji horse mackerel, which is similar to
Thai nampla and salty that adds a savory flavor to your cooking.

  • Shop

    Oita Prefectural Fisheries Cooperative、TOKIWA

Kurome miso soup
open

Pour some hot water over the kurome seaweed stuffed wafers, and it turns into the main ingredient for soybean-flavored soup.

  • Shop

    Bungo Niwasaki Ichiba, TOKIWA, Souvenir shop Tabito

open

New type of spice made with Ooba, beefsteak plants or a type of Japanese herb mixed with other ingredients such as grainy peppers and garlic.

  • Shop

    Ueki Farm, TOKIWA


Kabosu lime and Kabosu products
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Kabosu are freshscent limes with a mild acidity in taste, grown mainly in Oita in Japan. A variety of kabosu products are produced, within Oita Prefecture, such as kabosu gummi candies and dressings.

  • Shop

    Supermarkets and souvenir shops

open

Hetsugi, a small town in Oita City, is a production site of burdock root. Burdock root is rich in dietary fiber and contains ingredients to help make the skin beautiful, and has antipyretic actions. It is good for people suffering from high blood pressure.

  • Shop

    Hoashi Honke Fushunkan

Souvenir shop & Direct sales stores

open
  • Address

    Oita Sta 1-14 Kaname-Machi, Oita City

  • TEL

    097-513-2346

open
  • Address

    2BF Oita Furusato-no-Aji, 2-1-4 Funai-Machi, Oita City

  • TEL

    097-538-1111

Souvenir shop "Mon-chan"
open
  • Address

    1F Osaru-kan, 3078-40 Kanzaki, Oita City

  • TEL

    097-537-9294


open
  • Address

    2F Oita airport, 13 Shimobaru, Aki-machi, Kunisaki City

  • TEL

    0978-67-1174

open
  • Address

    989-6 Ohira, Oita City

  • TEL

    097-576-0770

Event & Festival
Time of year Event Place
11. January Suigyoe
※A purification ceremony that men do by pouring icecold water on themselves with a bucket
Houshinji Temple
20. January Futamegawa-Momote Festival Yokoo Futamegawa area
Beginning of February Beppu Oita Mainichi Marathon Beppu City~Oita City
In the middle of February Yoshino Ume blossoms Festival Yoshino Baien
Umenoki-Tenmansha Shrine
Late in February Sekiaji-Sekisaba Festival Saganoseki area
Late in March Mt. Takasaki Wild Monkey Park and Aquarium "Umitamago" Spring event Mt. Takasaki Wild Monkey Park
Aquarium "Umitamago"
Beginning of April Ken Hachimangu Shrine spring Festival "Kenka matsuri" Higashi Tsurusaki area, Ken Hachimangu Shrine
28-29. April Nosakaginga Shrine spring Festival Misa area
3-5. May Sasamuta Fuji (wisteria) Festival Souda area, Sasamuta jinja Shrine
3. May Hayasuihime jinja Shrine Fuji (wisteria) Festival Saganoseki area, Hayasuihime jinja Shrine
18-24. May Manko-ji no Ichi Sakanoichi area, Manko-ji Temple
5-7. July Nagahamaginga Shrine summer Festival Nagahama-machi
Late in July Nanase no Homura(Fire) Festival Nanase river natural park
Beginning of August Oita Tanabata Festival The central area of the city
In the middle of August Honba Tsurusaki dance Festival Tsurusaki park
1-7. September Kaku no Ichi Kaku Shrine
Beginning of September Imaichi stone-paved road Festival Notsuharu Imaichi area
Beginning of September Seki no taitsuri Dance Festival Saganoseki poat
Late in October Amabe no matsuri Kamezuka mounded tomb Park
Late in October Oita International wheelchair Marathon Oita city
Beginning of November Saganoseki Furusato Festival Saganoseki citizen's center
In the middle of November Onogawa kassen Festival Under the Dainan bridge
Ono river side
In the middle of November Mt. Takasaki free day event Mt. Takasaki wild Monkey Park
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Access to Oita City

Oita can be reached from other major cities by plane, train, expressway bus, ferry or car.

By air

Oita Airport is linked to Haneda (Tokyo), Narita (Tokyo), Itami (Osaka), Kansai (Osaka), Centrair(Nagoya), South Korea.

Airport limousine "Airliner" from Oita Airport to JR Oita station (1hour)

By train / JR

Oita Station is linked to Hakata (Fukuoka), Kokura, Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Aso, and Kurume by express and local lines.

By ferry

There’re two ports in Oita City. Each port can be reached by either bus or taxi.

By express bus

The Express Buses run between Oita City and Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe, Hiroshima, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, Kagoshima

Informationl
Oita City Tourist Information Center
Located inside JR Oita Station. A variety of information for tourists, sightseeing information mainly on Oita City and cities within Oita Prefecture, accommodation, and more are provided here. Maps English Chinese and Korean are available.
  • Address

    Oita Station, 1-1 Kaname-machi, Oita City

  • TEL

    097-532-0723

  • Opening Hours

    8:30-19:00 (12/31~1/2  8:30-17:00)

Osaru-jaya
A coffee shop and small restaurant in the light green color building Osarukan next to the aquarium Umitamago. Shio soft cream or salty ice cream sold at the shop is popular. At the information corner here, city maps and brochures are provided.
  • Address

    1F Osaru-kan,3078-40 Kanzaki,Oita City

  • Opening Hours

    8:30-17:00

Help

Foreign Exchange

Oita Bank

Main Branch office
Head office, Ekimae Branch office (Oita Sta north gate), Sorin Branch(Oita Sta south gate)
¥-$
American dollar, British Pound, Korean Won, Euro, Chinese yuan
※Currencies available vary depending on each branch
Opening Hours
9:00 -15:00
Closed
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.

Head Post Office

¥-$
American dollar, British Pound, Won, Euro
Opening Hours
9:00 ‐18:00
Closed
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Police

call 110 (There is a police box in front of north gate of Oita Station)

Fire Station

call 119 

Hospital

Oita City Map
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