Mt. Waita is on the Aso Kuju national park on the border of Oita and Kumamoto. We left 5:30am and drove to Sujiyu onsen starting point and climbed Waitasan. The mountain has wonderful views of Kuju and far views of the surrounding area. The hike is very open which means great views from almost any point along the trail. After hiking we drove to Chojabaru and walked the board walks and had soft ice cream. Kuju is the most wonderful area and every time I leave I get the Kuju blues!