Kuju Highland

Oita, Kyushu

To the west of the city is Kuju highland. Together with the Mt. Aso area, it composes the Aso-Kuju National Park. The key feature of the National Park is its splendid view of grassland stretching into the distance. Vista from the highland looking Mt. Aso far away is truly magnificent. It is noteworthy that the beautiful grassland has been maintained by controlled burn in spring. Mt. Kuju is a popular mountain among hikers for its rare pink azalea – Miyama Kirishima. Guided walking tours in the highland are recommendable for novices. The highland offers an ideal setting to watch stars during the night since there is no light around


From Bungo Taketa Station:
Approximately 30 minutes by car from Bungo Taketa station

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