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

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)