Oita City

Oita Rugby 2019
The Rugby World Cup comes to Japan in 2019, the first time in the history of the sport that the event has been held in Asia. Between 20th September and 2nd November 2019, 20 international teams compete over 48 matches in 12 host cities, including Oita.

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At a glance

The Rugby World Cup comes to Japan in 2019, the first time the event has been held in Asia.

Oita Umitamago
Commonly known to the locals as Umitamago, which has the literal meaning of ‘sea egg’, this well-designed and popular aquarium is an immediate neighbour of the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden.

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Oita Takasakiyama
Famous throughout Japan, Takasakiyama for is a reserve for wild Japanese macaques. The dominant monkey’s personalities and the dynamics of the troops they lead make national news. So, not surprisingly, it is one of Oita’s most popular destinations that is especially busy during holidays and on the weekend.

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Oita Trinita logo
Trinita, Oita’s local football team, once led a roller coaster ride in Japan’s three division soccer series. In 2008, while competing in the J1 top division, it won the J. League Cup, a top trophy.

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OIta Wheelchair marathon
The Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, which began in 1981 in commemoration of the International Year of the Disabled, is a top international event and the first of its kind for competitors only using wheelchairs.

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Oita Oita City
The seat of the Oita’s Prefectural Government and its economic powerhouse. Oita is the birth place of Arata Isozaki, one of Japan’s top architects and the winner of the 2019 Pritzker Prize. The Oita Prefectural Library, an early work of his, has been refashioned as an art gallery.

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Oita Funai castle
Oita City has developed at the expense of its history and unfortunately little remains of its past as a samurai stronghold. The ramparts and moat of Funai-jo castle can still be found in the city centre but few of the buildings that once stood within its defences.

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Oita Betsudai marathon
Marathons are a popular spectator and participatory sport in Japan with events held across the country.

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