Tag: Nature

16
Jun

Mt. Takasaki: A great place to see Japanese monkeys in the wild

Did you know that in the area adjacent to the popular Umi Tamago Aquarium there is a special spot where you can have a very special experience? Takasakiyama Nature Park is a unique place where you can see many Japanese macaques that have been released into the wild. It is said that this is the only place in Japan where

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25
Mar

Enjoy Beppu’s Onishi-Bozu Jigoku!

This time, I would like to introduce you to Onishi-Bozu Jigoku or Hell, one of the most popular hells in Beppu! Onishi-Bozu Jigoku translates as ‘Hell of the Monk’s Head’ and is named after the bubbles that form in the hot mud, causing it to swell up like a shaved head. Tourism here started after the Meiji Era (1868-1912) but

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4
Mar

Umi-Jigoku: The Largest of Beppu’s Hells

In Beppu, a city of hot springs, there are many jigoku or hells where the water that gushes out creates a breathtaking sight. Jigoku meguri or hell tours have become a standard tourist activity. The most famous of these are the Blood Pond Hell and the Oniishi Bozu Hell, but the largest of these is the Umi-Jigoku or Sea Hell.

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26
Feb

Perfect For A Walk! Enjoy Beppu Park

Beppu Park, located in the center of Beppu City, is a large park in Beppu. The area where Beppu Park is located was laid out in 1907 in conjunction with the visit of Emperor Taisho, and the pine trees planted at that time are over 100 years old and still alive today. The park is lush with trees and has

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5
Feb

Luxurious Hot Spring, Mugen no Sato: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, A Secluded Hot Spring Surrounded By Nature

Today I would like to introduce Mugen no Sato: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, a one-day hot spring facility located in a mountain village a little ways from the city center. The open-air baths are set in a lush green environment, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you can enjoy a relaxing soak in Beppu’s famous

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28
Dec

Tatsumaki Jigoku, a Hidden Gem in Beppu’s Jigoku Tour

In Beppu, a city famous for its jigoku or hells, people often first think of Umi Jigoku and Blood Pond Jigoku. However, Tatsumaki Jigoku, is as attractive as both of those but perhaps a bit less well-known. Today, we will introduce some of the highlights of Tatsumaki Jigoku in Beppu City.  Tatsumaki Jigoku, an Official National Scenic Area  Tatsumaki Jigoku

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26
Nov

A Unique Sightseeing Experience in Beppu: Yunohana-goya in Myoban Onsen Hot Spring

Yunohana-goya in Myoban Onsen is a great tourist spot not far from the center of Beppu where you can get a close look at how hot spring ‘flowers’ are made. There is a souvenir shop, restaurant, family bath, and an outdoor hot spring bath, so it’s easy to spend a whole day there. Here, we’ll introduce some of the points

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19
Nov

Encounter the Mysteries of Nature at Beppu’s Blood Pond Jigoku

Beppu is home to a number of jigoku (hells or hot springs), the most popular of which is Blood Pond Jigoku. As the name implies, Blood Pond Jigoku, with its steaming blood-red water, is very impressive.  What is Blood Pond Jigoku? Blood Pond Jigoku is the oldest natural hell in Japan. A naturally occurring chemical reaction takes place in a

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20
Aug

Beppu Ropeway: See the Best Nature Views in Beppu

Beppu is the perfect place to admire the changing colors of the four seasons. Nestled between sparkling Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, the city is blessed with a diversity of natural beauties. For the best view of these scenic wonders, there is no better vantage point than from the Beppu Ropeway. What is the Beppu Ropeway? The Beppu Ropeway is

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2
Jul

Romantic Adventures: 10 Best Tourist Attractions for Couples in Beppu

Beppu is certainly the perfect spot for a couple’s vacation, but did you know there’s far more to this city than hot springs? In addition to its natural wonders and breathtaking views, Beppu has a myriad of exciting and adventurous attractions for those looking to get their heart racing a little more. Read on for the best sightseeing spots for

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