Oita大分県

Ōita Prefecture (大分県, Ōita-ken) is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island. The prefectural capital is the city of Ōita. Around the 6th century Kyushu consisted of four regions: Tsukushi-no-kuni 筑紫国, Hi-no-kuni 肥国, Kumaso-no-kuni (熊襲国) and Toyo no kuni. Present day Oita was part of Toyo-no-kuni, which means "Abundant Land".

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Onsen town in Japan - Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi images

Onsen town in Japan - Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi

Although it may have seen better days, to me the onsen capital of Japan still has to be Oita. I lived there as a JET in the mid-90's, so I might be a little biased. But most Japanese people will still associate Oita with onsens. Beppu was like the Las Vegas of Japan for years, and with the eco…(156 words)

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Southern Japan travel: Okinawa & Kyushu images

Southern Japan travel: Okinawa & Kyushu

One-day itinerary for Okinawa’s main island Honto“Most people head to Okinawa to enjoy the beautiful beaches and rugged coastlines, which are considered among the world's most beautiful with large coral reefs and an abundance of marine wildlife. For travelers who are in Okinawa for the first ti…(511 words)

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Oita Prefecture in Japan is a Haven of Onsen and Beautiful Scenery images

Oita Prefecture in Japan is a Haven of Onsen and Beautiful Scenery

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