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Revalue Nippon No.05

Oita

Oita prefecture is surrounded by Fukuoka in the northwest, Kumamoto in the west, Miyazaki in the south, and it faces Bungo Channel in the east. It has a complex and intricate terrain, with different climate types such as Setouchi type, Pacific coast type and Inland Mountain type seen in each region.
It is said that the name ”Oita” comes from the word ”Okita” which means ”many rice paddies”.

Hot Springs Galore!
Oita boasts the largest number of ”onsen” hot springs and also the greatest volume of hot spring water in the nation. Popular ”onsen” areas such as Beppu Onsen or Yufuin Onsen are visited by many tourists. Heat from the hot springs is used for heating, greenhouse farming, aquafarming, and geothermal power generation, making the prefecture No. 1 in the nation for geothermal power generation.
Beauty of the flexible bamboo
- ”Beppu takezaiku”
Using the best quality ”Masadake” bamboo harvested in Oita, traditional techniques bring out the natural beauty of the bamboo’s flexible features. In addition to traditional products such as baskets and flower vases, a wide range of new products such as bags, lamps and shades and art pieces are now available.
”Seki-saba” and ”Seki-aji” high brand mackerel caught by pole-and-line fishing.
In the Straights of Hoyo where the sea is nutrient rich and the current is fast, traditional pole-and-line fishing is practiced. The mackerel and Japanese horse mackerel that are brought in to Saganoseki fishing port are of top quality and shipped fresh, earning the prestigious brand name ”Seki-saba” and ”Seki-aji”.

Other place of visit

JAPANESE STYLE INN

Okuyufuin Kougen Resort Okujuku Buaiso
Surrounded by the great nature of Okuyufuin, the ”onsen” hotel offers an environment where you can fully relax. Enjoy the lush green of nature during the day, and the star-filled sky at night.
1240-32, Yufuincho Tsukawara, Yufu-Shi, Oita
http://okuyufuin.net/buaisoh.html
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