Japanese iris garden
Lake Kagurame

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

Miyama Kirishima
Mt. Tsurumi

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

The coming of spring

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

Autumn Foliage
Takasakiyama National Park

It is a good time to see autumn leaves along the coastline in Beppu, such as Takasakiyama National Park. Why don’t you take a walk in autumn color? #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #autumnleaves #別府 #大分

Autumn Foliage
Lake Shidaka

Now autumn colors can be viewed at Lake Shidaka. The leaves are beginning to turn red and yellow. It takes 30 min. by bus from JR Beppu station. #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #autumnleaves #別府


Sentomyo literally means a thousand votive lights. In Beppu, this is an annual event to enjoy an amazing illuminated world and an autumn tradition.About 24,000 lanterns made of paper and candles are displayed at the center of Beppu park. Moreover, lanterns made of woven bamboo and an Illuminated bamboo forest grace the night of the park.The combination of those lights creates a fantastic atmosphere throughout the park. Date: Sat., Nov. 5th, 2016 Time: 15:00 – 21:00  *The lighting ceremony is held at 18:00. The food festival is also held in the same site. Date: Sat., Nov. 5th – Sun., Nov. 6th, 2016 Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (6th -17:00)