An ancient estate is still visible. It is designated as an Important Cultural Landscapes of Japan.
Thick fields were cultivated as paddy fields about 1300 years ago, and became the most important estate of Usa Jingu Shrine. The paddy fields' unique curved shapes are based on the geography of the land and are the same today as they were in medieval times. They are designated as an Important Cultural Landscapes of Japan. The Usa region of the Kunisaki Peninsula, centered on Tashibunosho, is also designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.
About 50 minutes by car from Oita Airport.