Shibaseki Onsen

This storied onsen is located between the blue hell area and the red hell area. It is said that Emperor Digo visited in 895 and Emperor Goreizei in 1044 to cure their diseases; also, the name is said to come from the purple fossil remains found there in the Edo Period.It is a quiet place with a wealth of nature.It has two baths of different temperature, an outdoor bath and a steam bath.If you go there with your family, you can enjoy the family onsen. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Simple spring, Chloride spring

Mugen no Sato

This onsen located in Horita Onsen area is a quiet place surrounded by mountains. You can enjoy the special atmosphere with rising steam and views different in each season. The color of the water is rare and changeable, mostly milky white. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Sulfur spring

Hyotan Onsen

This is one of the most famous Onsen facilities in Beppu. There are many different types of baths, such as a waterfalls bath, a steam bath, an outdoor bath and many family baths. The founder drilled the Onsen well in 1922 to cure his wife’s rheumatism. At the beginning, he created a pear-shaped bathtub surrounded by rocks.In 1927, he built a seven-storied building with an observation deck.It, too, was pear-shaped and had been a symbol of the Kannawa Onsen area. In 2005, the owner developed “Yumetake,” a unique system made of bamboo, to cool down the 100℃ hot spring water. Thanks to this system, you can enjoy the abundant water [Read more…]

Onsen Hoyo Land (Mud Bath)

Onsen Hoyo Land is located in Myoban Onsen resorts and surrounded by hot spring steam in the mountains. It has several mud baths and one of them is a large outdoor bath. There is nothing like the peloid of Hoyo Land in the world and the effect is well known. It is especially good for skin. Hoyo Land used to be called Kon-ya Jigoku which was mentioned in the regional chronicle “Bungo Hudoki” in the 8th century. It has a long history and was visited by Kukai, also known as Kobo-Daishi (774-835AD). Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Sulfur spring , Acidic spring

Kannawa mushiyu

Beppu has several steam baths, which shouldn’t be overlooked. For 740 years, the Kannawa steam bath has been a favorite of travellers. A steam bath is basically a sauna and is usually made from stone. The Kannawa steam baths, or “mu-shi-yu” as they are called in Japanese, are a popular destination for people who want to have a good sweat. This particular bath was originally opened in the year 1276 by the High Priest Ippen Shonin. A statue dedicated to him can be seen just outside the bathhouse. The stone floors are covered with Japanese sweet flag grass, which gives off a relaxing herbal smell. After changing into a bathrobe, [Read more…]

Kitahama Onsen Termas

This onsen facility was opened in 1998. You can enjoy a wide variety of baths such as a steam mist bath, sauna, bubbling baths and a large outdoor bath with a great view of Beppu Bay. Bathing suits are required. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Simple spring , Hydrogen carbonate spring

Takegawara Onsen

This onsen was originally built in 1879 and has a long history as one of Beppu’s most famous bath houses. It has been renovated a few times since then, but the wooden roof that was built in 1938 has been a symbol of Beppu’s hot spring resort. Along with the regular bath house, it also offers indoor sand baths.Even if you don’t go inside, the distinctive and traditional building alone is worth a visit. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Hydrogen carbonate spring , Chloride spring

Teruyu Onsen

This onsen is located in Myoban-Onsen Area. It takes 20 minutes by bus from JR Beppu station. You get off “Teruyu” bus stop. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Simple spring

Beppu Beach Sand Bath

This outdoor sand bath has been re-opened since 1986. It is a unique experience. After changing into a ‘Yukata”, you will lie down and get covered from neck to toe with sand that is warmed by natural hot springs. While you are easing your muscles in the warm sand, you can enjoy the view of the beautiful blue ocean. This is a relaxing experience that can be enjoyed solo or with a group as up to 10 people can bath at once. Spring quality (Hot spring type) : Chloride spring

Yu no Sato

Here you can find several straw huts called “Yunohana Goya” woven out of bamboo and straw for the purpose of producing “Yunohana” crystals. Yunohana is a bath salt containing hot spring components and is a specialty of the Myoban area. Yunohana Goya huts are built on locations with an abundance of gas emissions. In order to produce these bath salts, many stones called “Kuri-ishi” in Japanese, are spread on the ground so that the hot spring gas can disperse equally throughout the hut. It is also covered with a blue clay that is specific to this area. These crystals are formed by the chemical reaction between hydrogen sulfide gas in [Read more…]