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Chojabaru Roadside Station, Mt. Kuju Trailhead

Your one-stop guide to the Kuju area

Found at the Mt. Kuju Trailhead, the Chojabaru Roadside Station serves as a rest stop and gathering place for hikers, climbers, and other visitors. The station is a full-service place to relax and take in Chojabaru’s natural beauty.

Pick up some souvenirs and snacks in the gift shop, which features many local delicacies in addition to drinks and other treats, or try some local sake in the restaurant while looking out over the beautiful vistas of Chojabaru.

Every season offers colorful scenery, with bright azaleas in early summer and shimmering slopes in winter. If you are in the area in springtime, you can view traditional noyaki, grassland burning, while you enjoy your meal in the restaurant. On clear days, you can also see Mt. Mimata and Mt. Io from the warmth of the bath.

Visitors can also refresh themselves by taking a walk in the nearby marshland of Tadewara Marsh, designated as an internationally important wetland.


Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last order taken in the restaurant: 4:00 p.m.; hot spring is open until 4:30 p.m.) * Winter: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last order taken in the restaurant: 3:00 p.m.; hot spring is open until 3:30 p.m.)
Closed Irregular holidays
Cost Inquire for details
Parking About 30 vehicles
Foreign Languages English
Address Tano 260, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture
Phone 0973-79-2244