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Map of Oita city, within Oita Prefecture

Oita (大分市 Ōita-shi?) is the capital city of Oita Prefecture with a population of about 450,000 people. It lies on the coast, 15km south-east of of Beppu.

TransportationEdit

Getting inEdit

To/from the airportEdit

Oita Airport is located on the Kunisaki peninsular quite far away from Oita city itself and actually lies closer to Beppu. It's mainly a domestic airport but does have flights to Seoul and Shanghai. For international departures, Fukuoka airport is more convenient. The quickest way to the airport from the city centre is by hovercraft and bus (about 40 mins).

The train from Oita to Hakata Station in Fukuoka is a sonic and costs about 2,500 yen one way. It takes about 2 hours. You can take a subway to the airport from Hakata Station. The JR Kyushuu website has the timetable and various routes.

By busEdit

There is a direct bus from Beppu to Fukuoka International Airport. It leave from Tokiwa Industries near the main Beppu train station. Tickets are ¥3500 one way or ¥8000 for four one way trips.

Driving in Kyushuu is typically easy - except on the major roads of cities. Central Oita is easily navigated by car but there is very little parking. The expressway is rather expensive but very nice and never congested. Oita to Fukuoka is about 4000 yen in tolls, Oita to Yufuin about 900yen.

Getting aroundEdit

WorkingEdit

JET placementsEdit

Incoming/Outgoing JETsEdit

Foreign communityEdit

SightseeingEdit

Places to visitEdit

Tanabata - Typically the first weekend in August. The actual holiday is on the 7th of July - but this two day festival is in August. There is dancing and dualing floats on Saturday night.

Tsurusaki Dance Festival - Typically the second or third weekend of August. This festival is over a 1000 years old and features hundreds of dance troops in kimonos and fantastic paper hats.

Beppu Fire Festival - Each year they burn the side of the mountain in the early spring.

Yufuin Eat Beef and Scream Festival - This festival involves beef and yelling. The second weekend of October.

Usuki Bamboo Lantern Festival - The 1st weekend in Novemeber. Thousands of bamboo lanterns arranged in beautiful designs.

Hita Gion Festival - Second weekend in November. Bamboo lanterns and floats on the river as well as a parade of 200 people in Edo period dress.

ShoppingEdit

SupermarketsEdit

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Department storesEdit

  • Tokiwa (トキハ), 大分市府内町2-1-4, (on the main road away from Oita station), 097-538-1111, [1]. 10AM to 8PM. The largest department store in Oita.
  • Parco (Parco), (on the main road away from Oita station), 10AM to 8PM. A large department Store. Loft in the basement. A nice beer garden on the roof. Less expensive than Tokiwa.
  • Don Quixote (Donkeys), (on the main road away from Oita station, about 2km), 24hrs. an everything store. Lots of random things - western food and other delights. Electronic upstairs. Very kooky

Home & Garden storesEdit

  • Home Wide, (Towards Beppu on route 10), 10am to 8pm. Basic home and garden shop.

Book shopsEdit

Shop

Jelly Beans Educational English Bookstore

Address: 16-118B Shinyashiki cho, Kagoshima City

Telephone: 099-216-8800 Fax:099-216-8801

Webpage: www.jellybeansed.com E:mail order_at_jellybeansed.com

Days and times open:Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday and Monday Closed
(but by appointment can be opened for people coming down from Oita)

Description: We carry all you will need as a teacher and also have a very healthy stock of second hand books as well. Please feel free to drop by, or give us a call to check if we can get what you need. At worst with a title , publisher and isbn number a special order from overseas will get you what you need! Call Cynthia Takako or Yuka!

OthersEdit

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EatingEdit

Fast foodEdit

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Japanese foodEdit

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Foreign foodEdit

PEI Pub: Located in the heart of Miyako-Machi, and established in 1998, PEI is more of a bar than a restaurant, but they do have a menu with hands-down the best hamburger in the ken, along with salads, sandwiches, bratwurst and a good selection of Mexican food (quesadillas, nachos, tacos, etc.) Drink prices range from 400-1000 yen and they have several events every month such as free Texas Hold-Em poker tournaments, Latin Dance parties and nomihoudai DJ dance events. Open from 8pm Tue-Sat, and nights before national holidays. Check out their Facebook page for a calendar of events and photos!

Map: http://www.navitime.co.jp/en/map?datum=1&unit=0&lat=%2B33.14.15.44&lon=%2B131.36.27.36&spt=01125.44000430&advId=null&maplink=on&area=jp&lang=en

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DrinkingEdit

IzakayasEdit

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BarsEdit

PEI Pub: Located in the heart of Miyako-Machi, and established in 1998, PEI is more of a bar than a restaurant, but they do have a menu with hands-down the best hamburger in the ken, along with salads, sandwiches, bratwurst and a good selection of Mexican food (quesadillas, nachos, tacos, etc.) Drink prices range from 400-1000 yen and they have several events every month such as free Texas Hold-Em poker tournaments, Latin Dance parties and nomihoudai DJ dance events. Open from 8pm Tue-Sat, and nights before national holidays. Check out their Facebook page for a calendar of events and photos!

Map: http://www.navitime.co.jp/en/map?datum=1&unit=0&lat=%2B33.14.15.44&lon=%2B131.36.27.36&spt=01125.44000430&advId=null&maplink=on&area=jp&lang=en



  • Sportiva (スポルティーバ), 大分市都町4-1-24, (2nd floor of the スローダイニング building, just off Jungle Park), 097-536-2114, [2]. 6PM to 3AM everyday. This place is NOT RECOMMENDED. The owner was offensive and racist when we perfectly legitimately questioned a mistake on the bill (May 2007).


LivingEdit

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Post officesEdit

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LibrariesEdit

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Hair dressersEdit

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Sports facilitiesEdit

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Travel agentsEdit

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DrivingEdit

MapEdit

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External linksEdit

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