CITY GUIDE: Beppu City (別府市)


A small city that will lure you in a relaxing trance with its numerous hot spring baths, Beppu City (別府市, Beppu-shi) is located in the Oita prefecture and possesses the highest number of Onsens. The eight hells of Beppu are a nature’s work of art to be appreciated from afar because the temperature of these onsens are extremely hot.

Like the water in Blood Pond Hell or Chinoike Jigoku, a boiling pool with reddish mud underneath full of iron oxide is at 78 degree Celsius. Rather than using this for bathing, it is used for cooking. The enormous amount of steam produced are then put to good use in the Steam Cooking Center.

Cook your own meal here and the additional minerals in steam will bring out the best flavors in any cuisine you prepare. Make your trip to Beppu even more exciting by visiting Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park, Umitamago Aquarium, Mount Tsurumi and the Oita Prefectural Art Museum.




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Transportation: Here is all you need to know about commuting options in Beppu.