Hita City Oita Prefecture is famous for being rich in nature. Moreover, Hita has been active as a key hub of traffic in the northern part of Kyushu region from a long time ago, and it is also a place where you can still feel the history and culture of those. Hita City is located in the northwest part of Kyushu, a basin surrounded by mountains such as Mt. Aso. This area is known as one of the most hot areas during the summer in Japan, and contrary in the winter, the coldest season is the lowest temperature and the snow falls. There is a river, and it is a recommended tourist spot enriched in the natural environment where you can feel the change in the four seasons.
There are several Yakata-bune (The roofed pleasure boat) are open in Misumi River flowing in Hita city. It has a history of 200 years and you can enjoy meals on board. More than 40 Yakata-bune lined up on the river side is very magnificent, it is said that it is a Hita’s style. You can see cormorant-fishing at Yakata-bune, and enjoy cherry blossom in spring, cooling in summer, colored leaves in autumn, a snow-viewing with a shoji and kotatsu in winter. It is a recommended sightseeing experience that you want to change the season and ride as many times as you like.
You can make a reservation at each inn that runs a Yakata-bune. In the case of shared, one adult can use it from about 3150 yen, and easy to use price setting is one of popularity. There are many inns that use a Yakka boat as a shipboard restaurant, shipboard cafe, and shipboard bar, and there are also various accommodation plans. You can feel free to enjoy Yakata-bune. In Misumi River’s pleasant wind, why don’t you try spending a nice time watching the sunset.
“Hita Yakata-bune”, which proud of the traditional history of 200 years, is admired together with the Nagara River in the whole country. it is one of the feature of Hita Onsen town where you can relaxedly have a delicious dish on the Yakata-bune which floated in the Mikuma River.
The figure that more than 40 boats of Yakata-bune float on the surface of a river becomes a feature of Hita for a long time.
In addition, the cormorant-fishing is carried out from May to October, you can fully enjoy emotion of riverside district Hita.
It is said that sailing of Yakata-bune was pleasure of the Daimyo in the old days. It is a recommended spot offering a gourmet and the charming of Hita, even if you visit here for one day trip.
The Mikuma River changes the figure by a season. The summertime for cool air, a snow-see viewing ship and many Yakata-bune march out in winter.
|Name:||Hita Yakata-bune (Roofed Pleasure Boat)|
|Adresse:||Kuma 1-3-15 Hita-city, Oita 877-0044 Japan|
|Access:||JR Kyudai-honsen line "Hita-eki Station” (15 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 973-22-2062 (Hita City Hot Spring Inns Association)|
|Price/Charge:||Approximately 3,150 yen (not include a meal)
Please refer the official web page.