Located in Japan`s southern island of Kyushu, Oita boasts many splendid travel destinations with hot springs, delicious cuisine, beautiful mountains, surrounding ocean, and temples. For a serious onsen (hot spring bath) experience, there is no place like Oita. Billowing steam from countless hot spring towns gives the impression that much of the prefecture is constantly on fire. Despite its hellish properties, Oita`s volcanic landscape is extremely beautiful to look at. It is also just plain fun to explore. Enjoy great hiking, ancient shrines, temples and more for some rewarding entertainment in between baths.