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Ōita (大分市 , Ōita-shi) is the capital city of Ōita Prefecture.

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.


In the 16th century, Ōita became a center for trade with the Portuguese.

Some famous places in Nishinomiya are Koshien Stadium, where the professional baseball team the Hanshin Tigers play, and Nishinomiya Gardens.


  • 1562 – Funai Castle was built by Otomo Sorin
  • 2002FIFA World Cup


Ōita is on Beppu Bay in northeast Kyushu.

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