As the Japanese said:「When it comes to the mountain: Mount Fuji, when it comes to the sea: Seto inland sea, and when it comes to the hot spring: Beppu hot spring!」. Since Kyushu is a volcano island, it is rich with geothermal power, which makes Beppu the best place that you have to visit when it comes to hot spring. There are eight most famous hot spring that you can’t miss going to be introduced below.
Hot spring information
Here is the information about the 8 most famous hot spring in Beppu, if possible, please visit them all!
|Beppu hot spring||Hours:6:30-22:30, Footbath:8:00- Admission 21:30||Bathing fee: JPY100Sand spa:JPY1030|
|Hamawaki hot spring||Hours：6:30 – 1:00 a.m.||Bathing fee: JPY100|
|Horita hot spring||Hours：6:30 – 22:30||Bathing fee: JPY210|
|Kamegawa hot spring||Hours：6:30 – 21:30||Bathing fee: JPY100|
|Kankaiji hot spring||Hours：9:00 – 23:00||Bathing fee: JPY1000|
|Kanawa hot spring||Hours：6:30 – Admission 19:30 (Open until 20:00)||Bathing fee: JPY500|
|Mioban hot spring||Hours：10:00-21:00(Nov-Mar)10:00-22:00(Apr-Oct)||Bathing fee: JPY600|
|Shibaseki hot spring||Hours：7:00 – 20:00||Bathing fee: JPY210Familybath:1620(4people/1hr)|
※Beppu guide website(Eng Ver.): http://english.beppu-navi.jp/
you can find more about the information about eight hot spring and their difference on the website above.
How to purchase ticket
You can buy the ticket at the entrance of each hot spring, besides, it is recommended to purchase the hot spring booklet in the convenience store in Beppu which can offer discount to enter.
※When purchasing the ticket, you can also rent towel and Japanese style bath robes.
From Haneda Airport (about 1 hour 30 minutes) to Oita Airport
From Nagoya Airport (about 1 hour) to Oita Airport
From Itami / Kansai Airport (about 1 hour) to Oita Airport
※The Airport Liner from Oita Airport takes 1 hour to reach the heart of Beppu city (Beppu Kitahama). (Ticket: 1,000 yen per adult)
How to enjoy
Actually there are more than 100 hot springs in Beppu city, and some Hotel even provide hot spring for the tourists who stay, therefore it is recommended to stay in Hotel and spend two or more day to try different kinds of hot springs.
Beside from the hot spring, there are also special dishes which are made by making use of hot spring sold that you shouldn’t miss.
For the visitors who visit the Kanawa hot springs, there is one famous restaurant called “Jigoku mushi koubou”, where you can boil food with hot spring water! You can buy the ingredient in the store or you can bring whatever you want by yourself. While enjoying famous hot springs there you can also enjoy the food made by hot spring!
※Jigoku mushi koubou guide website:
In Japan, it is forbidden to wear swim suit inside the hot spring, so if you are shy to be naked in front of strangers, it is recommended to visit the hot springs where offer “family bath”, in which you still have to be naked but at least you don’t have to worry people you don’t know peep.
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