Kicking it in Oita

A Guide to the Onsen Prefecture

Donny Kimball
10 min readJun 8, 2018

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A statue of Fudo Myoo at the Ogre Mountain Hell or Oniyama Jigoku in Oita Prefecture’s city of Beppu

Welcome back to another installment of my area guide series. Lately, it seems like I’m pounding out these incredibly in-depth articles at a breakneck pace. Today, we’ll be exploring Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands. Often hailed as the “onsen prefecture,” Oita and its mountainous terrain is home to many natural hot spring. Of course, chief…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/