Oita, in Oita, is a place that some 450,000 people call home.
From here it’s about 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the northeast to Hiroshima and 200 miles (322 kilometers) to the northwest to Busan, South Korea.
Bring the whole family to Takasaki Mountain, the perfect place to let your hair down with the kids. Pack your sense of wonder and prepare for a day overflowing with thrills, craziness and magical moments.
The Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Centre is a great educational day out for discerning families in Oita. Wander the halls, see the highlights, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the smaller museums in the area.
A trip through the carefully recreated marine environments of the Marine Palace Aquarium will deepen your appreciation for this incredible planet of ours. Explore the aquarium’s walkways and viewing tanks learning about the various species as you go; but remember to take your time, the slower you go the more you'll see!