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One of the benefits of being a volcanic country is the abundance of hot springs throughout the nation. It is said that there are roughly 23,500 hot spring locations across Japan. Nearly 10% of those can be found in Beppu, making the popular hot spring resort the number one hot spring resource in Japan.Beppu is the world's second largest source of thermal water after Yellowstone National Park in the US. Everyday over 130,000 tons of hot spring water gushes out of the 2,291 wells scattered throughout the city. Visitors to Beppu are amazed to see the large amount of steam that spouts up throughout the city. The distinct smell of sulfur in the air is due to these steam vents. Beppu is home to the famous "7 Hells", a diverse selection of hot springs that are great for viewing the beauty and power of nature.
How rich Beppu Onsen is!!
Almost 90% of hot spring water flows directly from the hot spring sources in Beppu. It means that people can always use fresh hot spring water. New hot spring water comes from sources to replace the amount used. In most other onsen areas, it is only around 10%.
Hot spring is our culture itself!!
What is amazing is that the 70 % of the wells are privately owned. It means visitors can only have access to 30 % of the hot springs. Meanwhile, other hot spring resorts in Japan provide access to almost 90 % of their springs for visitors. Beppu Hot Springs are not only for tourists but also deeply rooted in the lives of the local people.
People can enjoy many kinds of hot springs from steam baths to sand baths to mud baths, there are also many hot springs that are for viewing only.
Theme park of Onsen
People can enjoy 10 out of the world's 11 kinds of hot springs. (Simple Spring, Carbon Dioxide Spring, Sulfate Spring, Sodium Bicarbonate Spring, Acidic Spring, Chloride Spring, Aluminum Spring...)
Explore BEPPU !!
Information for foreign tourists
The Green Sun
Wall Art created by Taro OkamotoWalking
Onsen Hoyo Land (Mud Bath)Nature Onsen (Hot Spring)
Beppu TowerLandmark View Point
Jumonjibaru Vista / View Point of Beppu CityView Point
Kannawa mushiyuOnsen (Hot Spring)
Shidaka-ko (Lake Shidaka)Trekking
Beppu ParkLandmark Walking
Yukemuri Vista(Beppu Vista – Hot Spring Steam)View Point
Mochigahama Beach ParkNature Walking
Asami ShrineShrine and Temple Walking
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In Beppu, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom now. You can enjoy wonderful views here and there. The season is late coming this year. #beppu #cherryblossoms #beppupark #oniishibouzu #welovebeppu
This is the one of the most popular local festivals in Beppu. It will be held from March 31st to April 3rd. Main event : Mt.Ohgi Fire Festival March 31, 18:30 〜 ***The date has changed ===> April 3, 18:30 〜 Tokyo Disney Resort special parade April 2, 10:50 〜 11:30 Mikoshi(portable shrine) parade April 2, 14:00 〜 Free admission to 100 ONSEN facilities March 31 – April 3 Many other events will also be held throughout the city. Please ask for details at our Information Offices. #festival #onsen #beppu #welovebeppu
This shop is a long standing Wagashi shop established more than 100 years ago and is located at the entrance of the Takegawara kouji(arcade). It is famous for Japanese confectionaries made with yuzu (a type of citron). This picture is a Yuzu-man which is a biscuit with yuzu jam. #Japanesesweet #Japaneseconfectionery #yuzu #beppu #welovebeppu #takegawara
Welcome to the world of RAKUGO and DAIKAGURA Performance!!
This is a great opportunity to enjoy RAKUGO in English!!
It’s Free of Charge!!
Do not miss this!!
This cafe & gallery is located in Kannawa. They serve various flavors of chiffon cake. It also has an open space with wooden benches. Why don’t you stop by while walking in Kannawa? You can take a rest and enjoy the unique atmosphere of hot spring (Onsen) resorts. #beppu #kannawa #welovebeppu #cafe #gallery #chiffoncake
Ume (Japanese apricot) trees have begun blooming. It shows the arrival of spring. There are about 180 Ume trees in Beppu park. Those will be in full bloom by the beginning of next month. #Beppupark #WeloveBeppu #Ume #Japaneseapricot
This cute lady who is from West Virginia in the US is traveling up through Japan. She has a plan to go to Hokkaido from Kyushu by bike in five months. How much energy she has!! She was heading to Yufuin from Beppu on the day that I saw her. Have a nice and safe trip!!
One day a man who came from the US stopped by our office and asked me about bubble gums. He said “I want to buy small round bubble gums. When I was young, my Japanese friend gave me them. I can’t forget the flavor and texture.” This is what he wanted! These gums have been sold for about 70 years and so popular in Japan. You can buy them at grocery stores.
This shop sells two types of Japanese pancakes filled with bean paste. One of them is called “Taiyaki”, a fish-shaped one. The other is called “Oobanyaki”, a round-shaped one. You can see the chef baking pancakes at the counter and buy fresh-baked ones. #Japanesesweet #Japaneseconfectionery #taiyaki #beppu #Welovebeppu
Located in Kannawa. This cafe serves cakes made without butter or eggs and foods cooked using steam-cooking at low-temparature and sun-dring. You can enjoy healthy and delicious foods in the quiet and cozy place. #cafe #sweets #steamcooking #beppu #kannawa #welovebeppu
This restaurant is located in the Kannawa area. The chef serves a variety of Chinese cuisines, keeping health and disease prevention in mind. Some of these dishes are cooked using hot spring steam, and they are very original. The menu is only a full–course meal and reservations are needed.
May this year be happy and fruitful. #sunrise #happynewyear #welovebeppu #oita