This promotional movie is about a story of a monkey travels around Oita Prefecture. The movie shows us a story about the monkey met and felt in love with a female monkey named “Charlotte” who lives in Takasakiyama Zoo in the middle of the journey.
The movie also introduces Oita’s beautiful scenery, great food and experience with the local people in Oita Prefecture with the quiet music.
Access to Oita City
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 1h 30 mins from Haneda to Oita Airport. About an hour bus ride from Oita Airport to Oita Station.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 4hrs 45 mins from Tokyo to Kokura Station by bullet train. About 1h 30 mins from Kokura Station to Oita Station by JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Oita City with the full of nature and historical places
The most popular sightseeing spot in Oita City is Takasakiyama Zoo. There are many wild monkeys live at Mt. Takasakiyama where is said the biggest home of Japanese macaque. There also Charlotte, the female monkey mentioned earlier, lives in the zoo!
Many historical places and remains in Oita City
Funai Castle is the symbol of Oita City and is beautifully lit up in the evening. There is a statue of Sourin Otomo who is known as “Christian Daimyo (feudal lords)”. Also a statue of St. Francisco Xavier who is as popular as Sourin Otomo’s. There are not only modern historical places but also ancient historical places such as Kamezuka Mound, Takio Kyakketsu (rock cut tombs), Tsukiyama Mound and more.
Art works by Oita related artists can be seen at Oita Prefectural Museum as known as OPAM. OPAM’s building is also famous as modern architecture.
In summertime, Tanoura Beach is the most popular place to visit. It has beautiful beach where makes you feel like you are at somewhere like an island.
Oita City is rich in delicious food
Oita Prefecture has so many tasty food and dishes like fresh seafood. A traditional local food of Hetsugi District, Oita City called “Houchou” looks Udon noodles and there are not many people make them and is not eaten often. “Houchou” means abalone intestine. It was named because when followers couldn’t get Daimyo Sourin Otomo’s favorite abalone, they made Houchou with flour to tried to look like intestine of abalone.
You can cure yourself in the spring bath after the tour of must-see places!
Oita prefecture Sightseeing information
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- Fully Enjoying Delicious Gourmet Cultivated by the Beautiful Nature in Shichinohe Town, Aomori Prefecture
- One of the three great festivals in Fukuoka Prefecture, Tobata Gion Ohyamagasa, Kitakyushu City