SYNOPSIS:  An uneventful walk through town  Transit to Hiroshima.  A look back at a business hotel which defies description:  chicken coop or spa?

After I had used Oita as a hub for two nights, I felt I could not turn my back on this city before at least giving its cultural sites some attention.  So, I boarded a bus in the morning and embarked on the recommended cultural walk for tourists, passing by a couple more stone Buddhas — one of which was definitely bigger than anything I had seen at Usuki — a nondescript peaceful Shinto Shrine, a couple of quiet neighbourhood streets and a sizeable Buddhist temple — what else is new?… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY