2 Days Travel to Oita and Fukuoka
I went to Oita and Fukuoka on weekend. Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan, located in the Southwest. It consists of 7 prefectures and has rich nature and unique cultures, so that you will be able to feel the history of the ancient. The base of Kyushu is Fukuoka prefecture and it also plays a role as a gateway to Asia. Fukuoka has the main shrine of about 12,000 nationwide shrines called “Dazaifu Tenmangu”and it is deified as a god of leaning and good luck charm. In addition, as one of the other tourist attractions in Fukuoka I went food-cart hopping and tried the Fukuoka’s most famous food “Hakata Ramen” in Tenjin. I think it is the best ramen ever! Try Hakata ramen if you have a chance to visit Kyushu.
Oita is famous for having the greatest hot spring sources and especially Beppu hot spring is considered as the Three Great Hot Spring in Japan. In Beppu, there is a popular tourist attraction called “Jigoku Meguri” that means the tours of hell. As the area has erupted fumaroles and hot water since more than a thousand years and it became to be called “hell” by the locals. There are 8 phenomenal natural hot spring sites where you can visit but you cannot enter in the hot spring (it’s dangerously hot!). Each Jigoku is different types of hot spring source, so that it would be a great experience for you.
This is my itinerary of 2 Days Travel to Oita and Fukuoka in March 2014.
10:00 Beppu Jigoku Meguri
- Tatsumaki Jigoku
- Cinoike Jigoku
- Umi Jigoku
11:20 Rest with Eating Onsen Tamago (boiled in hot spring)
11:45 Restart Jigoku Meguri
- Oniishibozu Jigoku
- Yama Jigoku
- Kamado Jigoku
- Oniyama Jigoku
- Shiraike Jigoku
14:00 Lunch at Inakaan in Yufuin
15:30 Stay at Yufuin Kotobuki Hananosho
16:20 Hot spring time
11:00 Dazaifu Tenmangu
13:30 Komyozenji Temple
15:00 Kanzeonji Temple
16:40 Tenjinsuji Shotengai
19:00 Dinner at Food Stalls in Tenjin
- Yatai Pyonkichi