EXPERIENCE

里であそぶ

Our mission at this lodge is bringing the absolute serenity of our surrounding areas to you.
A dynamic landscaped that was created by Mount Aso’s eruption 90,000 years ago.

With our in-lodge activities, it is easier to get closer to the surrounding nature than ever.
We have a weekly schedule that people staying at Lodge Kiyokawa can participate in and other experiences that are listed below.
This includes our renowned outdoor tent sauna, our action-packed river rafting, or just simply catching fish with traditional bamboo rods.

Have fun with taking your adventure out to the wild nature of Bungo Ono!

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JOKI SAUNA

川サウナ
  • テントサウナ内部
  • 目の前の奥岳川が水風呂に
  • アロマ水でロウリュ
  • サウナ好きのスタッフです

Our main attraction here at Lodge Kiyokawa will be the nature. What better to exemplify an outdoor experience but by using that nature which surrounds us.

Our sauna is a tent sauna that was made in the sauna capitol of the world, Finland. Using the emerald green river in front as a cold bath, we give you a natural experience like no other.

For a prefecture like Oita having the most abundant amount of hot springs in the world, it is a surprise to see that Bungo Ono does not have any. The history of saunas in Bungo Ono date back to around 500 years ago when our ancestors would use steam rock baths that were carved in the sides of cliffs to relax. From this, we want to honor that history and make an abundant sauna culture in this city.

Pricing

¥2000

  • Day Trip price
  • per person
  • with tax
  • Lodge Kiyokawa’s Guest pricing: 1,500/ per person
  • For guests only, certain days of the week have discount prices
Things you need to bring
  • 水着
  • サンダル
  • タオル
  • 上着

Clothes you are fine getting wet (Swimming wear, T-Shirts, Shorts etc.) We provide sandals, towels, and water.

Rental swim wear is 500 yen

Remarks
  • 予約Booking required
  • 雨天Canceled in case of rain

PACK RAFT

パックラフト
  • パックラフトのようす
  • 近くには滝を眺められるスポットも
  • 軽いので女性でも持ち運びできます

Using the Emerald green river in front of Lodge Kiyokawa, go explore some miniature waterfalls and beautiful cliff faces. With a very easily maneuverable 3kg ‘Pack-Raft’, it is perfect to enjoy the power of our river as an adventurous couple or family!


With many different rivers that run in Bungo Ono, we here at Lodge Kiyokawa want to put them to use inspiring adventurers everywhere. Within the next year, we will be starting our river rafting tour courses which take you through unimaginable places that a very few people have ever laid eyes upon. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more updates!

Pricing

¥2000

  • 1 hour
  • per boat
  • with tax
Number of boats
  • 艇数
  • 艇数
  • 艇数
  • 艇数
  • Only 4 boats max
Remarks
  • 予約No booking required

SATOYAMA
HIKING

里山ハイキング
  • 普光寺の磨崖仏
  • 用作公園の紅葉
  • 岡城址

Starting from Asaji station, the “Olle course” takes you through the key tourism points of Bungo Ono. The serene calmness of Yujaku park, the spiritual emersion of Fukoji Magaibutsu, the mystical feeling that the Oka castle ruins give you, and lastly the surrounding nature and historic old town feeling of your entire walk. This 12 km walk will end in Hanamizuku Onsen where you can have a relaxing soak after your hike.

Pricing

¥0

Remarks
  • 予約No booking required
  • Separate pricing for Olle course guide: 300 yen / per person

OKUDAKE
FISHING

奥岳フィッシング

Want to catch something for dinner? No problem!

If you are looking to eat or just for fun, we have handmade bamboo fishing poles giving you the feeling of fishing in the old days of Japan. Fun for all ages, you won’t want to miss this ancient experience that we have to offer.

Pricing

¥1000

  • per person
  • with tax
  • Comes with a fishing pole, lure, and bait
Remarks
  • 予約No booking required

Campfire

たきび

Now what is a out door lodge without a campfire. Cuddle around while exchanging stories and making smores. Let’s make some memories!

Pricing

¥1500

  • 1 set
  • with tax
Remarks
  • 予約No booking required

Tourism Hot spots

Our staff recommends these nearby Tourist Spots!

HARAJIRI FALLS

原尻の滝

A 15-minute drive or a 1-hour bike ride, seeing one of Bungo Onos most popular tourism spots is very easy. This waterfall is uniquely located in the middle of Ogata Village, making it the former life source of this beautiful are. With a view that is compared to the likes of Niagara Falls, this part of scenic Bungo Ono will surely leave you breathless.

Approximate time required
15 mins/Car
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Roadside Station
KIYOKAWA

道の駅きよかわ

‘Local’ is a big thing we preach here at Lodge Kiyokawa. Roadside station Kiyokawa offers all the local products that Kiyokawa Village has to offer. With 5 different Roadside Stations in all of Bungo Ono, the flavor of each village is something you can see and taste in each and every one.

Approximate time required
5 mins/Car
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CHINDA FALLS

沈堕の滝

A little less well known that Harajiri Waterfalls, this quiet isolated waterfall is sure to serenade you with its tranquility. Located in a small pocket near the Lodge, the surrounding nature and waterfalls collaboration gives you a sense of natural wonder.

Approximate time required
10 mins/Car
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SEN-NO-TAKE
ONTAKE SHRINE

仙の嶽(御嶽神社)

Located in the mountains, the entrance of this shrine takes you on a miniature hike up Ondake Mountain. The shrine is an old relic of Bungo Ono’s past but to this day is said to protect the energy of the mountain.

Behind the shrine, there is a path which takes only 5 minutes to walk and climb to reach the peak of this mountain. If anyone is interested in an amazing aerial view of Bungo Ono, this is recommended.

Approximate time required
15 mins
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INAZUMI UNDERWATER CAVES

稲積水中鍾乳洞

The longest underwater caves in all of Japan with a span of 1 km long, it is great for any season during the year! There are many different options for activities at Inazumi like underwater cave diving, art galleries, and the new cave sauna starting in the spring of 2021.

Approximate time required
20 mins/Car
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FUKOJI MAGAIBUTSU

普光寺

“Soul Taking” is the word that one of our staff members describes this place. Magaibutsu in English describes ‘a stone buddha carved into the face of a cliff’ which is exactly what Fukoji is. Measuring in at 12m tall, it is Japans largest Magaibutsu. Surrounding it is two caves and a place of worship in one of these caves which date back to 800 years ago. It is a must see for anyone looking to find their inner Zen in Japan.

Approximate time required
20 mins/Car
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DEAI BRIDGE
TODOROKI BRIDGE

出会橋・轟橋

There are a lot of Japans biggest and Japans longest in Bungo Ono but this one is the last and might be the most impressive. First of all, Bungo Ono has the most stone bridges in all of Japan, 121 to be exact. This particular bridge has the largest arch out of all of the stone bridges in Japan. Surrounded by a river and large towering cliffs, it feels like a place that Studio Ghibli may have taken inspiration from.

Approximate time required
20 mins
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YUJAKU PARK

用作公園

Approximately 500 maples are planted around Tanji Pond and Shinji Pond, and it is a famous spot for autumn leaves that represents Oita Prefecture. The best time to see it is from mid-November to the end of November, when the Yujaku Tourism Maple Festival is held.

Approximate time required
20 mins/Car
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Local Sake and Shochu breweries

市内の酒蔵

Bungo Ono boasts 4 different Sake and Shochu breweries. Using delicious and fresh ingredients surrounding the breweries, it takes your taste buds and night life to another level. If you want a souvenir to bring home, they will ship it to your home address as well!

Approximate time required
10–20 mins/Car
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