Our most recommended things to do in Oita Prefecture

Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

1. Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Japan. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you cannot connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: Docomo/Softbank/KDDI

Open-air theater "Tao- no-Oka" Drum TAO Live performance

2. Open-air theater "Tao- no-Oka" Drum TAO Live performance

TAO no Oka is the dazzling entertainment facility created by the dazzlingly entertaining Drum TAO. Set high in the Aso-Kuju National Park, it is certainly one of the world’s most dramatic open-air stages, a ‘Theatre in the Sky’. TAO no Oka overlooks gorgeous bucolic countryside framed by the Kuju towering mountains and Aso, an active volcano. This soaring grandstand setting is the sensational natural backdrop, where all the world does seem to be the stage, to Drum TAO high-energy, flamboyant performances with wadaiko drum, shinobue flutes, shamisen three-stringed lutes, koto zithers, chants, dance and acrobatics. Drum TAO, Japan’s internationally acclaimed drumming and dance group, has been based in Oita since 1995. TAO no Oka, which opened in 2020, is the group’s new performance and arts complex, which includes an exhibition of the group’s stage costumes created by Junko Koshino, cafe, bar, video theatre, shop and Club TAO, an intimate indoor live performance space.

Oita Airport to/from Beppu City Private Transfer

3. Oita Airport to/from Beppu City Private Transfer

Avoid the hassle of carrying large pieces of luggage through a busy station and onto the train or trying to explain your destination to a taxi driver. Pre-book a transfer and the driver will take you to your destination via this comfortable and convenient private transfer service. Enjoy peace of mind with professional door-to-door service. This service is perfect for all occasions including both business and leisure travel with families and couples. Drivers uphold the highest standards of respect and discretion at all times and operate a fleet of clean, well-maintained vehicles are available to suit a variety of budgets and group sizes.

Oita Airport To/From Oita City Private Transfer

4. Oita Airport To/From Oita City Private Transfer

Begin or end your trip to Oita City right with a private airport transfer. Meet your driver in the lobby of the airport and experience professional and helpful service all the way to your destination. Rest knowing your ride will be there, even if your flight is delayed. Experience 24 hour English customer support, help with large and heavy luggage, and leave out the worry of not knowing the language while trying to get into or out of the city.

Drum TAO Sunset Bar & Live Performance

5. Drum TAO Sunset Bar & Live Performance

Located in Aso-Kuju National Park, the open-air theater, 'Tao-no-Oka' hosts a special sunset live performance on select dates during times when it is not typically open. At green terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the evening sky dyed in shades of red with the sunset, a special live performance will take place to have you experience the breathtaking beauty of this scenery. A 'sunset bar' will open just for this occasion, where you can savor a drink in hand while enjoying the beautiful sunset and Drum Tao's performance. Amidst the crimson-hued grasslands, indulge in a luxurious twilight experience.

Beppu: Jigoku Onsen Museum + 2 Spots

6. Beppu: Jigoku Onsen Museum + 2 Spots

①Museum We provide immersive experience. We are not only showing exhibitions, but also produce our space like "yourself is hot spring". Therefore, you can enjoy Each scene has specific theme such as geography, science, history and culture. 【Scene 1】〈Geography〉The Finiteness of Hot Springs Movie Area:It shows the fallen rain goes to the underground. You will understand how the journey to becoming hot spring starts. 【Scene 2】〈Science〉The Value of Hot Springs Exhibition Area:In this beautiful room, you can find 12 trivias that include surprising fact about hot spring. 【Scene 3】〈History & Culture〉The Diversity of Hot Springs Movie Area:Explore how ancient people built a culture in this unique hot spring city. Movie has English subtitle. 【Scene 4】〈Art〉The sustainability of hot springs Exhibition Area:This room shows exhibitions by artists. The artists varies depending on the period. 50 Café You can enjoy light meals and drinks. (This ticket does not include food and drink charges.) Souvenir Shop Selected crafts made in Beppu. ②Umi Jigoku Umi Jigoku (or “Sea Hell”) is one of the hot springs (onsen) included in Beppu Japan’s “Jigoku Meguri” (Hell Tour), in which you can enjoy famous Japanese hot spring spots all at once. The cobalt blue color gives the water a very beautiful and dazzling appearance. ③ Oniishi Bozu Jigoku Oniishi Bozu Jigoku (Hell of the Monk’s Head) is an ancient hot spring that pumps out hot gray mud in a way that resembles a monk’s head. The hot mud that was scattered over the rich fields long ago due to volcanic activity under Beppu made it impossible for rice to grow and people to live securely. This is why local people called it “hell”. These strange natural phenomena attracted the public’s attention and visitors began to walk along the paths where hot mud emerged from the inferno to take a closer look.

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