Usa Film Commission
Newly listed locations
Japanese Giant Salamander at Roadside Station InnaiUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Called a “living fossil,” the Japanese giant salamander is the world’s largest amphibian with a body over 1-meter long. They became known after Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold shipped a Japanes...
Yokkaichi Monzenmachi, near Gokuraku-doriUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Gokuraku-dori is a small path between Higashi Honganji and Nishi Honganji Yokkaichi Betsuin, an area that flourished as a temple town of Kyushu Gobo.
Kannon-BoUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Two wooden Kannon statues are enshrined in a cave.
Fukami Goju-no-to (Five-story Pagoda)Usa City, Oita Prefecture
Sadaki Itonaga donated the cost to build this pagoda as well as many artworks to his hometown. The pagoda was built in 1983 and is open to the public for free of charge.
Sada ShrineUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Sada Shrine is a mysterious shrine known to the locals of Ajimu Town in Usa City. The main hall and the torii gate, renovated in 1864, have been in use for more than 150 years. Remains of a reverbe...
500 Arhats of Tokoji TempleUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Tokoji Temple was founded in 1362 as part of the Rinzai School of Buddhism. It is said to have then been rebuilt from ruins in the later 17th century after being destroyed in the war. Since that ti...
Higashi Honganji and Nishi Honganji Yokkaichi BetsuinUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Higashi Honganji Betsuin, a temple of the Shinshu Otani-ha, and Nishi Honganji Yokkaichi Betsuin, a templeof the Jodo Shinshu Honganji School, are adjacent to each other. The main hall of the Higas...
Jigoku-Gokuraku (Heaven and Hell)Usa City, Oita Prefecture
A cave that was handmade at the end of the Edo period, depicting heaven and hell.
Ryuganji TempleUsa City, Oita Prefecture
Ryuganji Temple is a small wooden temple built inside an enormous rock cave. In the inner sanctum of the temple floats a triad of floating wooden Buddhas, said to have been built by Gyoki Priest in...
Takasu Suspension Bridge ParkUsa City, Oita Prefecture
The area where Takasu Suspension Bridge Park is located is famous for its beautiful landscape, including the Takasu Kannon-do (temple of the goddess of mercy) built against a cliff wall.