OITA

OITA

If you love hot springs (温泉) and beautiful scenery in Japan, Oita Prefecture (大分県) is the place to be. It is located on the eastern side of Kyushu (九州), which is a perfect spot to see and experience the earth's powerful force beneath our feet. Japan is known for being...

Staying in Japan is never complete without soaking in an "onsen (温泉)" or a Japanese hot spring. For hundreds of years, the Japanese people have enjoyed this activity mainly for socializing and its health benefits. It is considered as one of the great ways to enjoy the Japanese culture...

During a visit to the museum, we tend to rely on our senses of sight, hearing, and touch to absorb the information presented and admire exhibits on display. However, do you know that there is this unusual museum in Oita Prefecture which has exhibits that can only be appreciated...

Japan is well-known for its onsen (hot springs), but did you know that you could experience the same benefits without getting yourself wet? Japan offers you another outdoor spa experience that will keep you coming back for more! Imagine lying comfortably on your back while being slow-baked as a...

※The content in this article has been translated from this interview by Nikkei Business Online On April 14th, 2016, an earthquake struck the center of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu and the surrounding area. In Kumamoto, the deaths of over 40 people have been reported, Aso Ohashi has collapsed and damages...

In many Asian cultures and Buddhism, lotus (蓮 or 'hasu' in Japanese) has long been admired for its divine and pure beauty blooming out of impure muddy waters. Almost all parts of a lotus plant, ranging from its grains, seeds, to its petals, have a variety of uses in...

The archipelago of Japan consists of four main islands, besides hundreds of smaller ones. Beppu is located on Kyushu, the southernmost main island. The small city is famous for its onsen (hot springs), as there are 8 geothermal hot spots below the city there are many of them. Every...

Beppu is one of the cities well-known for hot springs in Japan. They say that one must not visit that place without taking a dip into the natural onsen available almost everywhere from small establishments to hotels. But for the fainthearted who are afraid of stripping off their clothes,...

If you are in Beppu in the middle of summer season, under the heat, feeling confused as if hot springs are your only choice or not, look no further, because below are some better ways for you to enjoy your summer stay in Beppu!!! 1. Beppu Global Towers (Architecture) english.beppu-navi.jp/ Beppu Global...

Did you know that there is a place in Japan which is inhabited not by humans but by monkeys? Yes, monkeys. In plural form. Not just two, not just three but more than a thousand of monkeys. miyamakirishima.blog70.fc2.com/ Finding the Location wikimapia.org/ Takasakiyama Shizen Doubutsuen 高崎山自然動物園(Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden) is located in Takasakiyama...

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