Situated within Aso-Kuju National Park, Kuju Highland offers expansive views of open grassy plains with rugged mountains in the background.
Mount Kuju offers great views from its summit and the chance to see the area’s flora and fauna.
Look out for seas of pink azalea, named Miyama Kirishima, in spring
Kuju Highland has a guided walking tour to uncover the area’s highlights
Over 500 species of flowers are grown in each carpet of blooms
Oita Station is served by the Kyudai, Hohi and Nippo Main Lines, offering access to much of Kyushu.
From Oita Station, take the JR Hohi line for about 80 minutes and alight at Bungo-Taketa Station, from where Kuju Highland is a 30-minute drive or taxi ride.
The beautiful grassland is maintained by using a controlled burn in spring, which has given Kuju Highland the title of one of the 100 Best Aromatic Landscapes in Japan.
With Mount Kuju as a backdrop, this park’s distinctive carpet of multicolored flowers offers a great spot for photography, relaxation or walking.
Some 500 species of flowers are grown in each carpet of blooms in every season. Check out the tulips in spring, lavender in early summer and cosmos in autumn.
The park has a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, making it popular for a day’s recreation.
This farm raises Guernsey cattle, which are renowned for the rich flavor and golden color of their milk.
It consists of a factory where a range of dairy products are made, a restaurant, a shop and a compact playground where children can play with small animals.
Join a tour of the factory to see the production of the dairy products or try the Guernsey milk ice cream.
This winery is located at the foot of Mount Kuju and has its own vineyard, brewery and bottling facility.
A good selection of wines, including rice varieties, is on sale at the shop.
Try a free tasting experience at the shop counter or enjoy some pizza hot from the oven at the restaurant terrace, while taking in Mount Kuju.
The wine-flavored ice cream is worth a try, although it is not available between December and March.