Yukemuri” means misty smoke of the hot springs. It is used to refer to the white cloud of steam standing up in the air that can be seen from afar. From the observation deck at Beppu Vista, you can see a panoramic view of the many yukemuri with a background of beautiful mountains. The yukemuri can be seen more clearly on cloudy days as well as in the morning and evening times depending of the amount of gushing from the hot springs, condensation in the air and speed of evaporation of water drops. Winter is the best season for viewing the yukemuri.