Oita hosted two first round matches and one second
2002 World Cup Match Reports.
Monday, 10th June:
Tunisia vs Belgium (1:1)
Thursday, 13th June:
Mexico vs Italy (1:1)
Sunday, 16th June:
Sweden vs Senegal (1:2 aet)
The Big Eye Stadium is within easy access of Oita City.
The southernmost of Japan's ten world cup venues, Oita is
surrounded by beautiful green mountains and overlooks Beppu Bay.
Beppu and Yufuin are Japan's largest hot springs.
More than 2,000 fish of 40 different varieties swim in 230 tons of
swiftly moving seawater. Enjoy the spectacle of a diver's periodic entrance to the tank to
feed the fish.
Mt. Takasaki, an extinct volcanoe, offers lots of great hiking. To get
to the top, start at Yusuhara Hachi Mangu Shrine and make your way to the Minami Tozan
entrance. A rare chance to see Japanese monkeys in their natural habitat.
Oita's Cultural Treasures
Taking a stroll through Oita, one feels the legacy of history flowing
for hundreds of years.
Oita City Tourist
Tourist Information Center run by Oita City Tourist Association and Net Piazza (with free
Internet access) are located around JR Oita Station.
JR trains run regularly between Oita and Beppu.
Express trains take 12 minutes while local trains take 15 minutes.
Beppu Hot Springs
Natural Hot Springs are called Onsen in Japanese. There eight major
Onsen areas around Beppu, for visitors to choose from. You can easily get around the area
Oita has regular air connections with Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima,
Kagoshima and Okinawa.
You can get to the airport by hovercraft in 25 minutes, or by bus in
There are a number of ferry routes to Oita if you fancy a bit of
cruising around the Japan Sea.
Diamond Ferry does the Kobe route in 12 hours, Kansai Steamer to Kobe
and Osaka in 14 hours.
Ferries from Yahatahama and Tokuyama take a little over 2 hours.
Long Distance Buses
Buses from Oita to Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Nagoya and Nagasaki.
Hotels in Oita with online reservations.
Matches in Japan.
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