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The Kannawa Yuami Festival is about thanking Ippen Shonin who was a Buddhist priest and the founder of Kannawa Onsen. During the festival, his statue is purified in Shibunoyu and Kannawa mushiyu. The ceremony is called “Yuamihoyo”. After that, children in a chigo costume parade with the statue through the town of Kannawa. People also express appreciation to the blessings of onsen in various ways, such as offering hot spring water to Eifuku-ji Temple and dedicating a dance. Main event: Rice cake pounding (mochi-tsuki): 9/22 11:00〜 at Kannawa mushiyu Yuamihoyo and Chigo parade : 9/23 10:00〜 at Shibunoyu and Kannawa mushiyu Dedicatory dance: 9/23 19:00〜 at Kannawa mishiyu
One of the annual summer festivals in Beppu, is held from July 28th to 30th. You’ll see rows of food stalls on the Ekimae st., Spa beach, Kaimonji and Kitahama park. A variety of events, such as a YUKATA contest and a SAKE festival will take place. The biggest one is a fireworks display that will be held from 8:00 p.m. on 30th. Also, some of the municipal hot springs offer free admission to everyone. Please ask us for the details at our Information Offices.
A resort train called Yufuin no Mori had suspended the operation due to the interruption of the Kyudai Main Line after heavy rain. Now it has just resumed by taking the temporary detouring route via Kokura, Beppu and Oita. Click here for more details!
This massive exhibition is being held at the Oita Prefectural Art Museum. Many advertising materials, unpublished documents, etc., in the last 30 years are crammed in the display area. There are 3,000 items!! You can learn the history of Studio Ghibli from them and feel as if you were in a movie. In addition, a large airship can be seen at the entrance. Totoro is waiting for you and Nekobus (Catbus) is also there. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.
The route of highway express buses for Hakata and buses for Yufuin(Yufurin) has been changed in the Kannawa area. Those buses that used to stop at Kannawaguchi now stop at Kannawa No.2 bus stop. The distance between the two bus stops is 400 m ; it is 5minutes’ walk.
Toy capsule vending machines have been installed at the Kannawa bus center. There are 10 different types of capsules. You can choose your favorite one from them. A tourist who visited Beppu on a cruise ship picked up two of them. We hope she will like the toys in those capsules and they will remind her of the pleasant time in Beppu. Please come to Beppu again!! #gacha-gacha #kannawa #beppu #welovebeppu
This happy couple from the U.S. asked me to take their photos with a funny-looking picture panel. The panel with 2 different pictures on each side can be found near the information center in JR Beppu Station. If you want to take wonderful souvenir photos, please visit there!!
This gift shop carries a variety of foods and seasonings that are made from citrus fruits called Yuzu and Kabosu. Oita is well known for its production of Yuzu and Kabosu. You can also buy other carefully-selected food and finecraft products made in Oita, such as onsen soap, bamboo baskets, potteries, Japanese sandals, etc. It is located near Oniyama Jigoku in the Kannawa area. #Beppu #Oita #Yuzu #Kabosu #bamboo
Japanese irises have just begun to bloom at Lake Kagurame. 80 kinds with 15,000 roots of irises will be in full bloom around June 20th. You can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere until early July. An annual special event to share the beauty will be held on June 17th this year. #beppu #Kagurame #iris #welovebeppu
This shop/cafe is in a quiet residential neighborhood along a brook. They serve healthy and delicious meals that are beautifully arranged. You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while taking in the nature-rich view. It also sells stylish Japanese nick-knacks. #beppu #cafe #Japanesestyle #welovebeppu
This is a fresh gelato shop located in Kitahama. You can taste some of the 20 flavors made by the owner and choose your favorite. It is open until late night. #beppu #gelato #icecream #welovebeppu
Rhododendrons around the summit of Mt. Tsurumi are at their best now. You can enjoy the beautiful contrast between pink and green. The picture‐postcard landscape can be seen until early June. #beppu #miyamakirishima #Tsurumi #Ropeway #welovebeppu
Explore BEPPU !!
Information for foreign tourists
Tanoura Beach ParkBeach Fun Nature Walking
Hyotan OnsenOnsen (Hot Spring)
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
We love Beppu, you will too.
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...)