Oct 17, 2018
There are a surprisingly large number of airports in Kyushu despite the relatively small size of the island: in fact, every prefecture has one (Nagasaki has four!). That said, we had a lot of choices on where to fly in/out during our last Kyūshū trip, but we settled on Oita airport.
Oita airport is small, but it may be one of the most relaxing airports I’ve ever visited. It’s clean, the staff are friendly, and there’s a nice restaurant terrace, one place that even has places to sit and watch the flightline while you enjoy Oita speciality dishes (like Chicken Tempura).
But one thing I really thought was the fact that it is the only airport in Japan where you can see three of Japan’s main islands:
From the observation deck, you can see Kyūshū (obviously, since you’re on it), Shikoku (Ehime Prefecture), and Honshū (Yamaguchi Prefecture).
That was a neat little going-away treat for us, courtesy of Oita airport!
Hitting the books once again as a Ph.D. student in Niigata Prefecture. Although I've lived in Japan many years, life as a student in this country is a first.
Blessed Dad. Lucky Husband. Happy Gaijin (most of the time).