Sights

Welcome to the Sights section, where you can find information on over 10,000 sights dotted across the entire nation of Japan. These are made up of cafes, museums, parks, attractions, landmarks and robot resturants (obviously), take a look at some of our favourites below!

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Sight in Oita

Harajirozaemon

Established in 1899 and with a reputation as one of the world's best soy sauce manufacturers, Hita City's Harajirozaemon is a factory and storefront which uses traditional methods to create soy sauce, miso and a type of Japanese lemonade called ramune.

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Tenryo Hinagoten

Located in Hita city, Tenryo Hinagoten is a museum that showcases over 3,000 traditional Japanese 'Hina' dolls.

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Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi

Opened in 2006, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi is a 390 meter long, 173 meter tall bridge suspension bridge offering amazing views of the Kuju-Renzan mountain range and Shindo-no-taki waterfall. Officially the highest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in Japan, be sure to visit if you're brave enough to walk over it!

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Bungo Mori Roundhouse

Completed in 1934, Bungo Mori Roundhouse is a former turning station for steam locomotives, which has recently been featured in the animation 'Nisekoi' and in the music video for 'Happy Party Train' by Aqours.

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Takatsuka Atago Jizoson

Established over 1,200 years ago, Takatsuka Atago Jizoson is a temple which features over 2,000 'Jizo-son' statues and attracts a large number of both domestic and international visitors.

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Beppu Tower

Completed in 1957, this 100m tall tower offers a 360 degree view of the city and the seas on the observation deck.

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Genova

While visiting Beppu city, Genova is a must-stop place for delicious homemade gelato. They have up to 26 flavors to choose from!

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Kintaro Sushi

Delicious freshly made sushi just a 2 minute walk from Beppu Park. Great spot for families or groups!

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Beppu Park

Located pretty close from Global Tower, Beppu Park is a wide open park great for picnics and a nice stroll. Don't miss out on the picturesque bamboo forest near the entrance!

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Soy Cafe ソイカフェ

Great spot for everything soy! Indulge in their all-you-can-eat tofu buffet in their cosy restaurant right in the heart of Oita city.

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Veggie Joint

Vegans will find themselves a delightful meal here at Veggie Joint, Beppu. This cosy spot offers food, drinks and homemade desserts with an American twist that would definitely satisfy the palette!

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Beppu Global Tower

Towering over Beppu City at 125 meters is arguably the best location to see Beppu from up close: Beppu Global Tower. Feel like you’re dangling over Beppu with the 360 panoramic glass views or enjoy your lunch outside on the seated Observation Deck with views of where the mountain meets the sea!

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Saiki-jo Castle

The walk up to Saiki Castle ruins is only a steep 15 minutes but we can promise you that the view from up top is worth it! All in one place, you can see Yufuin town, the river estuary, coast and on a good day, even the islands of Shikoku in the distance!

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Charo

Tucked away in the streets of central Yufu City is a collection of beautifully created, designed, curated traditional Japanese sweets! These wagashi sweets focus on Japan’s changing seasons so whenever you decide to visit this spot, you’ll definitely be in for a treat!

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Tenchi-an Yufuin Hanare Soba Restaurant

A soba-specialty store among Yufuin’s backstreets serves some of the best homemade noodles in town. The chewiness of the noodles dipped into the duck soup broth makes for a ridiculously refreshing meal, perfect for both summer and winter!

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Croissant and Coffee Shop

Woke up early to see the mist on Lake Kinrin? Maybe coffee will help wake you up! Right next to the lake is straight-to-the-point specialty cafe, ’Croissant and Coffee Shop. Croissant and Coffee Shop is not only a beautifully-designed crook of the neck cafe but serves some of the best coffee ice-cream we’ve ever tried!

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Sagiridai Overlook

At the Sagiridai Overlook, you can literally hear the hills and mountains echo with song, as it’s the best location to participate in the annual “Ushikui Shouting Contest”– an event where participants scream at the top of their lungs for release and then eat delicious beef. Only a 10-minute hike from Yufuin, the Overlook’s parking lot is the perfect place to see both Mount Yufu and Yufuin Town shine!

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Sato-no-Eki Kanawa

In the city of steam, we recommend you try Beppu’s iconic hot-spring steamed delicacies! The natural minerals in the steam give the food a deliciously unique taste, bringing out the true flavors of the food through additive-free cooking.