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Oita hosted two first round matches and one second round game.

Capacity: 43,000.

2002 World Cup Match Reports.

Oita Big Eye Stadium

Oita Big Eye Stadium - Japan 2002
Oita Stadium

Monday, 10th June:

Group H:
Tunisia vs Belgium (1:1)

Thursday, 13th June:

Group G:
Mexico vs Italy (1:1)

Sunday, 16th June:

Second Round
Sweden vs Senegal (1:2 aet)

The Big Eye Stadium is within easy access of Oita City.

Oita Tourism

The southernmost of Japan's ten world cup venues, Oita is surrounded by beautiful green mountains and overlooks Beppu Bay.

Beppu and Yufuin are Japan's largest hot springs.

Marine Palace

More than 2,000 fish of 40 different varieties swim in 230 tons of swiftly moving seawater. Enjoy the spectacle of a diver's periodic entrance to the tank to feed the fish.

Mt. Takasaki

Mt. Takasaki, an extinct volcanoe, offers lots of great hiking. To get to the top, start at Yusuhara Hachi Mangu Shrine and make your way to the Minami Tozan entrance. A rare chance to see Japanese monkeys in their natural habitat.

Oita's Cultural Treasures

Taking a stroll through Oita, one feels the legacy of history flowing for hundreds of years.

Oita City Tourist Association:
Tourist Information Center run by Oita City Tourist Association and Net Piazza (with free Internet access) are located around JR Oita Station.

Beppu City

JR trains run regularly between Oita and Beppu.

Express trains take 12 minutes while local trains take 15 minutes.

Beppu Hot Springs

Natural Hot Springs are called Onsen in Japanese. There eight major Onsen areas around Beppu, for visitors to choose from. You can easily get around the area by bus.

Oita Transportation

By Air

Oita has regular air connections with Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Kagoshima and Okinawa.

The Airport

You can get to the airport by hovercraft in 25 minutes, or by bus in an hour.

By Sea

There are a number of ferry routes to Oita if you fancy a bit of cruising around the Japan Sea.

Diamond Ferry does the Kobe route in 12 hours, Kansai Steamer to Kobe and Osaka in 14 hours.

Ferries from Yahatahama and Tokuyama take a little over 2 hours.

By Road

Long Distance Buses

Buses from Oita to Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Nagoya and Nagasaki.

Oita Accommodation

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Hotels in Oita with online reservations.

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