Beppu, also known as the City of Springs, has many hot spring facilities. Among them, the municipal hot springs are unique and have been loved by the citizens for a long time. In this article, I would like to introduce some of the municipal hot springs that I found while walking around Beppu City. Ekimae Koutou Hot Spring This city-run
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
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.
Galleria Midobaru, which just opened in December 2020, is a new type of concept hotel that combines contemporary art and architecture with Beppu’s beautiful natural environment. Following the first part of this article, I would like to share with you my experience of staying at the hotel. At six o’clock in the evening, when it was getting dark, I went
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
The Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu is one of the few museums in the world that focuses on fragrance. It is a popular facility where you can try your hand at perfumery, and there is also a very stylish cafe on the ground floor. This time, I visited Cafe Ca Sentbon on the ground floor of the Oita Fragrance Museum.
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
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
With the second-highest number of hot springs in the whole world, it’s no wonder travelers call Beppu a hot spring paradise. Across Beppu’s eight districts, 2000 hot springs and over 200 hot spring facilities can be found offering rejuvenating onsen baths. If you like the sound of soaking in hot mineral-rich water, then allow us to introduce you to Beppu