Oita boasts the largest number of hot springs as well as the amount of hot water it produces in Japan with many famous hot spring area such as Beppu, Yufuin, Tsukahara, Hosenji, and Akagawa. The most famous among all is the “hell” tour at Beppu hot spring, attracting many tourists throughout the year. Oita is also famous for Buddhism remains like stone Buddhist images such as Usuki magaibutsu, Kumano magaibutsu, and Sugao magaibutsu. Also you can enjoy a variety of seafood like mackerels, horse mackerels, and flat fish as well as local dishes like Dango soup, chicken tempura, and Yaseuma flour paste soup.
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