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THE GLINT OF LIGHTS ON THE WATER

Hop on a water taxi from Sumida river and enjoy your night cruise with beautiful night view of Tokyo's metropolis skyline. Then take a trip to the Hita Hot Spring Resort, famous for its cormorant-fishing and dinner on the houseboat. Fantastic trip with reflection of the lights on the water.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/

Local government official website
http://en.visit-oita.jp/

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Day1

TOKYO

Hama-rikyu Gardensmore

Featuring a tidal pond with water drawn from Tokyo Bay and a wild duck preserve, Hama-rikyu Gardens is the garden of the Tokugawa Shogunate family, and functioned as the branch castle of the Edo Castle during the Edo era. It's said that the garden's current form was completed during the reign of the 11th-generation Shogun, Ienari. After the Meiji Restoration, it became the detached palace of the imperial family, and was renamed Hama-rikyu.

Toei Oedo Line
Shiodome Station → Akabanebashi Station
About 16 minutes / 180 yen

From Akabanebashiguchi Exit of Akabanebashi Station
About 5 minutes

Tofuya Ukaimore

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai is the here and now of Edo food culture and traditional Japanese architecture.
On the vast grounds covering 6,600㎡ at the foot of the Tokyo Tower, you will find a building with exquisite traditional Japanese architecture and a Japanese garden that shows off the four seasons. Enjoy tofu dishes such as “tosui tofu” (tofu in a dashi and soymilk soup) and “age dengaku” (fried sliced tofu) or the exquisite seasonal dishes of formal kaiseki ryori in a space colored by years of history, overlooking a tranquil Japanese garden.

Toei Oedo Line and Asakusa Line
Akabane Station → Asakusa Station
About 15 minutes / 220 yen

From Asakusa Station
About 3 minutes on foot

Water Bus (Tokyo Cruise)more

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Enjoy a 40-minute cruise along the Sumida River. Listen to the onboard announcements describing the unique colors and shapes of the Azuma and Kiyosu bridges, and watch as the appearance of Tokyo harbor transforms. Discover the “Emotion” of Edo and the “Now” of Tokyo.

About 15 minutes

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day2

KYUSHU(OITA)

Haneda Airport

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Oita Airportmore

From the general information desk at the first floor Arrivals area, travelers can find airport facilities plus get help for their vacation or business in everything including sightseeing and lodging, transportation, or renting a car.
Tabito, next to the Departure lobby, is the go-to shop offering from specialties from across Oita and Kyushu, to a full range of original gifts that can only be found at the airport. Here, you can find various items such as seafood products, confectioneries, and crafts unique to Oita.
The impressive view of the sky with planes flying about with the magnificent ocean spreading in the distance from the observation deck and cuisine gets you in the mood to travel. The observation counter, where you can see powerful airplanes up close, is popular with couples. Dining, which features local ingredients from Oita, is not to be missed. The airport has it all from Japanese to Western, to sushi and ramen, to dessert and drinks.

Daiko Hokubu Bus
Oita Airport → Nakatsu Station
Approximately 105 minutes/1,550 yen

Daiko Hokubu Bus
Nakatsu Station → Yakabei bus stop
Approximately 45 minutes/1,100 yen

Yaba Gorge, Nakatsu (Red autumnal leaves)more

A scenic spot where rocky peaks line the river. The area is dotted with many natural and historical spots, including Ao-no-domon Tunnel, Rakanji Temple, Yabakei Bridge, and Sarutobi Sentsubokyo. The natural beauty woven by the four seasons is also a highlight not to be missed.

Daiko Hokubu Bus
Yakabei Bus Stop → Hita
Approximately 55 minutes/1,150 yen

On foot
Hita → Hita Onsen
Approximately 15 minutes

Hita Hot Springmore

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Known as "suikyo" (water village) for the beauty of its rich waters and river banks. After taking a hot spring bath, enjoy a meal on a houseboat while dressed in your yukata. The townscape of an imperial fief that had once prospered under the control of the shogunate remain to the present day. The neighborhood of Mameda is known as the "little Kyoto of Kyushu," and is filled with a sentimental atmosphere.

Hina-no-sato Sanyokan

Day3

Hina-no-sato Sanyokan

On foot
Hita Onsen → Hita Station
Approximately 15 minutes

JR Kyudai Main Line
Hita Station → Bungo Nakamura Station
Approximately 46 minutes/740 yen

Hita Bus
Bungo Nakamura Station → Kujo-tozan-guchi bus stop
Approximately 30-50 minutes/940 yen

Kuju regionmore

This region is rich in scenic spots, interspersed with beautiful grasslands and wetlands registered under the Ramsar Convention, such as Bogatsuru Marsh and Tadehara Marsh. The Kuju grasslands have been maintained by hand by the local people to prevent an overgrowth of trees. The "field burning" event that takes place in March every year protects this landscape.
The Kuju mountain range stands at an altitude range of around 1,700m, including Mt. Nakadake, the highest peak in Kyushu. It is also known as the "roof of Kyushu."

Hita Bus
Kujo-tozan-guchi bus stop → Bungo Nakamura Station
Approximately 30-50 minutes/940 yen

JR Kyudai Main Line, Hohi Main Line
Bungo Nakamura Station → Oita Station → Bungo Taketa Station
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes (not including time to change trains)/2,480 yen

Taketa Kotsu Bus
Taketa Station → Michi-no-Eki/Nagayu Onsen
Approximately 50 minutes/860 yen

Nagayu Onsen Daimaru Ryokan

Day4

Nagayu Onsen Daimaru Ryokan

Taketa Kotsu Bus
Michi-no-Eki/Nagayu Onsen → Taketa Station
Approximately 50 minutes/860 yen

JR Hohi Main Line
Bungo Taketa Station → Asaji Station
6 minutes/230 yen

Kyushu OLLE (Okubungo Course)more

OLLE originated on Jeju Island, Korea, and originally means "a narrow alley that leads from the street to the house" in the dialect of Jeju island. On Jeju Island, "olle" is used as a general term to refer to all trekking courses.
The Okubungo Course is a course leading from Bungo-ono City to Taketa City, spanning a distance of about 12km. Starting at JR Asaji Station, this course winds its way around history, passing through nostalgic, old-fashioned settlements as well as castle ruins from the early modern period.

JR Hohi Main Line
Bungo Taketa Station → Oita Station
Approximately 70 minutes/1,290 yen

Oita Kotsu Bus
Oita-ekimae → Oita Airport
Approximately 65 minutes/1,550 yen

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