Dynamic beauty of the Yabakei Gorge and other ravines. Beppu boasts the largest output of hot spring water.
Located in the northeast of Kyushu, Oita borders Ehime, with the Hoyo Strait and the Bungo Channel in between, on the east and Yamaguchi across the Sea of Suo on the earth. To the north is a lava plateau, where you can enjoy the dynamic beauty of the Yabakei Gorge and other ravines, like the Aono-domon (“Tunnel of Ao”) made through rocks, with mural precipices and numberless rocks and stones of fantastic shape eroded by rivers running between mountains.
The vast volcanic area that occupies a greater portion of the prefectural territory boasts the abundance of hot springs. There you can take a tour of eight boiling headsprings called “hell.” On top of that, many hot springs are waiting for you, such as the spa of Beppu-onsen boasting the largest output of hot spring water and the Yufuin-onsen Hot Spring known for music and film festivals held in summer, which are visited by many tourists from all over the country.