Hita (Mameda) area
Mameda Town in Hita City, Oita Prefecture, is a castle town that prospered as the celestial land directly under the shogunate in the Edo Period, known as Oita's small Kyoto. The old town prospered as a commercial capital of Kyushu, and the traditional houses and warehouses of the Edo Period were established. Today the old townscape has been beautifully preserved, and the buildings of mud walls and white walls stand like a set of historical dramas, and have won the "Utsukushii Machinami Taisho (Beautiful Landscape) prize" awarded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. In recent years, shops and cafes, which renovated historic buildings, have been increasing, maintaining the atmosphere of historic Japan. You can enjoy the streets and experience a taste of the Edo Period while you relax. As forestry is prosperous in this land, the wooden craft using Hida cedar is popular.