Tag: Onsen

20
Jul

Affordable Onsen Tour in Beppu City

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

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20
May

Hyotan Onsen: A popular hot spring for day trips

Beppu is known as the City of Springs, with a concentration of hot springs unparalleled anywhere else in the world. There are many unique hot springs scattered throughout the city, but one of the most popular for day trips is Hyotan Onsen. Today, I’ll introduce Hyotan Onsen and what it’s all about! A historic hot spring theme park in a

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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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19
Feb

My Experience Staying At The Concept Hotel Galleria Midobaru in Beppu (Part 2)

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

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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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4
Feb

My Experience Staying At The Concept Hotel Galleria Midobaru in Beppu (Part 1)

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. I got to stay at the hotel before it officially opened, and I will share my experience in two separate posts.  Galleria Midobaru is located next to Terrace Midobaru. It’s a quiet spot full

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3
Dec

Escape and Relax at Bettei Haruki in Beppu

Bettei Haruki in Beppu is a relaxing hot spring inn located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I recently stayed there and wanted to share some of the many highlights of my visit!  Arriving At Bettei Haruki After a short drive into the mountains near Beppu, you arrive at Bettei Haruki. Pictured above is the entrance, which

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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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6
Aug

Jigoku Mushi in Kannawa: Beppu’s Famous ‘Hell-Steamed’ Food

Jigoku Mushi cuisine, also known as ‘hell-steamed’ food, is one of Beppu’s most famous gourmet specialties. For visitors in this charming hot spring city, it cannot be missed. Allow us to introduce you to the Jigoku Steaming Workshop in Kannawa, a hands-on facility where this remarkable cuisine takes center stage. What is Jigoku Mushi? Jigoku Mushi refers to a special

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31
Jul

Hoyoland Onsen: A Unique Mud Bath Experience in Beppu

Some of the world’s most famous hot springs can be found in Beppu, Oita. Every year, hot spring enthusiasts flock to this coastal city to soak in mineral-rich water and rejuvenate the body. Notable among these famous onsens is Hoyoland, a hot spring resort where the order of the day is heavenly relaxation. What is Hoyoland? Hoyoland is a hot

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