Spending time in Oita・Sightseeing

Enjoying your Oita sightseeing

STAY

The “Onsen Prefecture” Enrich experience in Oita.

Oita Prefecture is famous for its hotsprings, priding itself in having the most onsens and the largest output of hotspring water in Japan.

From Hotel Hokke Club Oita, it is possible to visit the popular hot spring areas within walking distance.

Soak, watch, eat! Enjoy the hot spring paradise!

How to spend your first day

DAY.1

AM10:00

Arriving at Oita Station!

Store your luggage at the hotel immediately and start your Oita trip!

Oita station has various express such as Sonic and Nichirin. It takes about 8 minutes walk from Funai Chuo Gate (North Gate) to Hokke Club Oita. Store your luggage first and let’s start your trip.

AM11:00

Beppu・Takegawara onsen

Let’s go to Beppu! Luxuriously immersed in hot springs from the morning!

Oita Prefecture has the most onsens and the largest output of hotspring water in Japan. It takes less than 1 hour from the hotel. When you get to Beppu station, let’s go immediately to the hot spring! Takegawa Onsen was founded in 1879 had a roof of bamboo which was later reconstructed with tile, and this is where the name Takegawara (bamboo tile) came from. The present building constructed in 1938 with a Chinese luxurious gabled roof in front is now a symbol of Beppu Hot Spring. Please also try the famous sand bath in yukata!

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi, Motomachi, 16-23
TEL:
0977-23-1585
Distance from the hotel:
about 21 minutes by car

PM12:30

Restaurant Toyoken

The restaurant famous for Toriten! Taste the Oita tradition.

This is the first restaurant in Oita Prefecture that was opened in 1926 by the founder who also served the emperor. Moreover, it is famous as a restaurant specializing in Oita specialties and Toriten. Many people gather in order to eat a dish that is crispy on the robe with soft meat and well seasoned.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi, Ishigaki Higashi 7-8-22
TEL:
0977-23-3333
Distance from the hotel:
about 27 minutes by car

PM2:00

Let’s visit Beppu attractions! Jigoku-Meguri (Hell tour)!

To the best shooting spot!

Beppu is situated among hundreds of hot springs. The Hells of Beppu are made up of 7 different pools of natural occurring hot springs and are a nationally designated “Place of Scenic Beauty”. Really good place to take photos. One of the more beautiful hells, the “sea hell” features a pond of boiling, blue water.

Information

Inquiries about Hells (Jigoku) visit:
0977-66-0121 (Beppu Jigoku Association)
Address:
Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi Tetsurin 559-1
TEL:
0977-66-0121
Distance from the hotel:
about 36 minutes by car
Oniishi Bozu Jigoku is a gray thermal mud at boiling temperature looks like the bald head of a bouzu or a Buddhist monk. It is located next to the Umi-jigoku. There are also foot bath and onsen “Oniishi no Yu” (charged) inside the area.

Information

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku
Address:
Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi, Tetsurin 559-1
TEL:
0977-27-6656
Distance from the hotel:
about 36 minutes by car

PM3:00

Steam Cooking Center

98 degrees celsius! Let’s experience steamed food!

Jigoku Mushi cooking, a style of cooking using the steam from natural hot springs to cook food, is one of Beppu’s most famous customs. At Jigoku Mushi Kobo Kannawa visitors can experience this cooking style first hand by steaming and eating their own food – a variety of vegetables, meats, and seafood.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Beppu-shi, Furohon 5-kumi
TEL:
0977-66-3775
Distance from the hotel:
about 34 minutes by car

PM4:30

JR Oita City

You could enjoy both local cuisine and open-air bath at the station building.

It is a large-scale complex facility that also offers fashion and goods shops, movie theaters, the largest rooftop garden in Japan, and open-air baths of natural hot springs. Oita souvenirs and regional gourmet will be served, so it is recommended for tourists.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Kanamecho 1-14
TEL:
097-513-1220
Distance from the hotel:
about 10 minutes walk

PM5:30

Hotel check-in

Welcome to Hokke Club Oita!

PM6:30

Tairyobata Oita Chuo Store

Enjoy the taste of Oita by eating fresh fish!

Dinner is a moment that allows you to taste fresh seafood. Among them, the famous “crab cream croquette” is a must-eat! There is also Oita’s original food “Toriten” and “Nakatsu Karaage” (fried chicken), so you can enjoy the taste of Oita. The hotel is also about a 5-minute walk to the Miyakocho store.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Chuo-cho 2-7-29 Kosei-do Building 2F
TEL:
050-5872-7753
Distance from the hotel:
about 2 minutes walk

PM7:30

Oita Bank Akarengakan

It is a famous building with a dome from the Taisho-roman period.

It is the only Western-style building from the Meiji era that remains in Oita city. It is a building known as the Tatsuno style which made with a red granite brick that was imported from the UK and a white granite belt. It is also registered as a famous cultural place in Japan. The light-up at night is also beautiful.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Funaimachi 2-2-1
Distance from hotel:
4 minutes walk

Relax at the hotel

AT HOTEL

PM8:00

Baths

Man-made hot spring “Quasi-Natural” relax with Komeiseki Onsen®

Unwind and stretch your legs in a large bath and be healed from the sightseeing and fatigue of the day.
There is no higher luxury than the relaxing personal time of soaking your entire body in the calming, warm waters!

Information

Operating hours
Men & Women
Evening 15:30-25:00 / Morning 6:00-9:00

SLEEP TIME

Back in your room

Going to bed after a satisfying first day of your trip. Rest and look forward to enjoying tomorrow!

How to spend your second day

DAY.2

AM7:30

Oita Castle Ruin Park

Enjoy a refreshing morning walk or jog while watching the tower (Yagura) and the moat

Oita Castle Ruin Park was maintained at the former site of the castle once used to be the Funai castle. The Funai castle was built in 1597 by Naotaka Fukuhara and completed in the Edo period by the Lord of the domain, Shigetoshi Takenaka. The cherry blossoms along the moat is popular, and in 2006, it was certified as one of the 100 famous castles in Japan.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Niagecho 74
TEL:
097-537-5976 (Oita City Park Green Area Division)
Distance from the hotel:
about 7 minutes walk

AM8:30

Breakfast

After returning to the hotel, time for breakfast!

A variety of breakfast buffet at Restaurant “Lotus” is available ! Let’s try plenty of local food, choose your favorite menu and keep the good spirit of today!

Information

Place
Restaurant “Lotus”
Price
1,100 yen
(1,500 yen only in the morning of January 1st to 3rd)
Opening hours
6:30~10:00
(Please come before 9:30)

AM10:00

Check-out

Leaving the hotel and enjoying Oita again!

AM10:30

Xavier Honpo Tokiha Main Store

Souvenirs are Oita’s confectionery!

It is a Japanese-Western style confectionery sweet with a butter-flavored dough wrapped in white bean jam or a rum-soaked raisin. There are many stores, and the closest to the hotel is the Tokiha Main Store on the B2F in the Oita confectionary corner.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Funaimachi 2-1-4
TEL:
097-538-1111
Distance from the hotel:
about 6 minutes walk

AM11:30

Oita Prefectural Art Museum OPAM

Enjoy the art of Oita

With the theme of “Museum of the Five Senses” and “Museum of Encounters”, the museum holds about 4 exhibitions a year, as well as collection exhibitions and workshops carefully selected from about 5000 pieces. Also, please look at the beautiful buildings created by the architect Shigeru Saka.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Kotobukimachi 2-1
TEL:
097-533-4500
Operating hours:
10:00-19:00 ※Friday-Saturday ~20:00
(Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Distance from hotel:
about 6 minutes walk

PM12:30

Japanese-style grill Takaoya,

Let’s eat a set meal appreciated by the local people!

Since its establishment in 1920, it has been loved by the local people. Oita’s local cuisine with Dango soup and Toriten are recommended, especially Toriten is fried using fresh oil after carefully removing excess fat, so it is crispy outside and juicy inside.

Information

Address:
Oita Prefecture, Oita-shi, Chuo-cho 1-5-26
TEL:
097-532-2369
Distance from the hotel:
about 2 minutes walk

SIGHTSEEING

Oita Bank Akarengakan

It is a famous building with a dome from the Taisho-roman period. It is the only Western-style building from the Meiji era that remains in Oita city. It is a building known as the Tatsuno style which made with a red granite brick that was imported from the UK and a white granite belt. It is also registered as a famous cultural place in Japan. The light-up at night is also beautiful.

■ Approximately 4 minutes walk from the hotel

Oita Prefectural Art Museum OPAM

With the theme of “Museum of the Five Senses” and “Museum of Encounters”, the museum holds about 4 exhibitions a year, as well as collection exhibitions and workshops carefully selected from about 5000 pieces. Also, please look at the beautiful buildings created by the architect Shigeru Saka.

■ Approximately 6 minutes walk from the hotel

Funai Ecota

A shop that handles original items produced by OTA flag store with a history of more than 150 years. Made by skilled craftsmen, bags using sashiko with color sail cloth and wallets are highly fashionable items.

■ Approximately 7 minutes walk from the hotel

Oita Castle Ruin Park

Oita Castle Ruin Park was maintained at the former site of the castle once used to be the Funai castle. The Funai castle was built in 1597 by Naotaka Fukuhara and completed in the Edo period by the Lord of the domain, Shigetoshi Takenaka. The cherry blossoms along the moat is popular, and in 2006, it was certified as one of the 100 famous castles in Japan.

■ Approximately 7 minutes walk from the hotel

Oita Marine Palace
Aquarium Umitamago

With walrus and dolphin performances, in addition to the Giant Circular Tank and Large Sea Coral tank, there is a touchpool with marine animals, a playground decorated with art, and the glassless “Asobi-beach” aquarium filled with excitement to look forward to!

■ Approximately 13 minutes walk from the hotel

Tanoura Beach

Attached national highway 10 and known as a “sacred place for lovers” this beach faces Beppu Bay is crowded with many visitors swimming in the ocean in the months of July and August. Hot spring showers and coin lockers are available for use throughout the year.

■ Approximately 14 minutes walk from the hotel

Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden

The 1,500 wild Japanese monkeys being fed are divided into two groups and come down from the mountain to the feeding area in alternate shifts.

■ Approximately 16 minutes walk from the hotel

Yusuhara Hachiman-gu

A venerable shrine originally establed in 827 A.D. The main shrine, rebuilt during the Ansei period, and the Nandaimon gate engraved with flowers and birds are both splendid and have been designated as Important Cultrual Properties of Japan. There is also the auspicious Ogishi that makes the prayers and wishes told to it come true.

■ Approximately 29 minutes walk from the hotel