Nature and landscape

Harajiri Falls
 
With a 20-minute walk from Ogata Station. Seeing one of Bungo Onos most popular tourism spots is very easy. This waterfall is uniquely located in the middle of Ogata Village, making it the former life source of this beautiful are. With a view that is compared to the likes of Niagara Falls, this part of scenic Bungo Ono will surely leave you breathless.
 
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Chinda Falls
 
A little less well known that Harajiri Waterfalls, this quiet isolated waterfall is sure to serenade you with its tranquility. Located in a small pocket near Bungo Kiyokawa Station, the surrounding nature and waterfalls collaboration gives you a sense of natural wonder.
 
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Yujaku Park
 
A gorgeous park centered around Tanji and Shinji pond, the quiet but thought-provoking area surrounding these lily pad filled ponds bring a sense of tranquility. The peak season is in the Autumn when the Yujaku Maple Festival is held with all of its 500 maples trees are lit up for a spectacular experience.
 
 
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Eboshi Park
 
This is Eboshi park, located in the hilltops of Ono town. It is famous for the Peony cherry blossoms (Botan Sakura) which are in full bloom from around mid-April to early May. It is also the venue for the Eboshidake Botan Festival and where you can see Bungo Onos cultural dance called Kagura.
  
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Kawakami Canyon
 
A valley in the uppermost reaches of Okudake River which is also the entrance to Mt. Sobo. It has been selected as one of the 100 best “bathing forests” in Japan with its white riverbed rock surfaces shine bright.
 
 
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Tedori Gando
 
A uniquely shaped cluster of bed rock that has was forced above, what used to be, the ocean floor. It shows the formation of the terrain surrounding Bungo Ono with the force of the tectonic plates, giving it a layering look. It is most famous locally for being able to catch river crabs.
 
 
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About the area

Bungo Ono and
Sato no tabi 
 
 
The meaning behind the name “Sato no Tabi” is Journey of the Village.
It is something that we want to inspire potential travelers when coming to Bungo Ono. So, travelers who are looking for an authentic ‘in the country’experience, look no further than Bungo Ono. In Bungo Ono, you get to see all the wonders and mystifying beauty of Japans serene ecosystem as well as some of Japans most ancient traditions. 

Bungo Ono and Sato no tabi 
 
 
The meaning behind the name “Sato no Tabi” is Journey of the Village.
It is something that we want to inspire potential travelers when coming to Bungo Ono. So, travelers who are looking for an authentic ‘in the country’experience, look no further than Bungo Ono. In Bungo Ono, you get to see all the wonders and mystifying beauty of Japans serene ecosystem as well as some of Japans most ancient traditions.
 
 


 
 
Towering mountains, beautiful canyons, cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Bungo Ono is a place where various geological wonders can be seen and as the result of the Mt. Aso eruption that occurred 90,000 years ago. In such a unique land, we have grown rice and delicious vegetables, cultivated the most shiitake mushrooms in Japan, Buddha statues carved into cliffs, and traditional dancing called Kagura.
Six JR stations connect various parts of the city and five roadside stations are full of abundant agricultural products and local craftmanship.
We here at Sato no Tabi want to take your stay and turn it into an adventure.
Stop trying to understand Japan through the cities of today; come to the cities of yesterday and soak in the history that is Japan.
 
 


7 towns in Bungoono