Hita guide: Discover the charming "Kyoto of Kyushu" in Oita Prefecture

  • Published on : 27/05/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the mountains of northern Kyushu, Hita is a charming city often called the "Kyoto of Kyushu" due to its historic streets modeled after the ancient capital. Visitors to Hita can explore the atmospheric neighborhoods of Mameda and Kuma, learn about the city's rich history dating back to the Edo period, and enjoy local specialties like sake, eel, and ayu fish. With hot springs, the pottery village of Onta, and easy access from Fukuoka city and Oita, Hita offers a delightful glimpse into traditional Japan.

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