Beppu Onsen

One of Japan’s top onsen areas with plenty of natural hot springs.

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Hot spring

Beppu onsen is the collective name for all of the hot springs across Beppu City in Oita Prefecture. With 2,847 different springs that produce about 130,000 kiloliters of spring water every day, its ranked among the highest of hot springs in Japan. Beppu Onsen is divided into 8 areas and is also called Beppu Hatto or Bappu Onsenkyo. The many different springs offer different water properties and colors, so you won’t want to miss the chance to visit as many different hot springs as possible.

Beppu Onsen is also nicknamed “hell” for the pluming hot steam clouds seen across the town. Many visitors like to try the “Hells of Beppu” tour, visiting 7 different hot springs including Kannawa Onsen. The four “hells”, “Umi Jigoku”, “Chinoike Jigoku”, “Tatsumaki Jigoku” and “Shiraike Jigoku” together are a nationally designated “Place of Scenic Beauty”.

There are more than 150 different mixed baths run for the local residents at a reasonable rate of 100yen-200yen per person. They are also available for tourists to use as well.

Beppu Hatto (Beppu 8 hot springs)

  • Beppu Hot Spring・・・a hot springs town known for the onsen around the JR Beppu Station area.
  • Hamawaki Hot Spring・・・a hot springs spot at the estuary of Asami River.
  • Kankaiji Hot Spring・・・a hot spring 150 meters above sea level with views overlooking the Beppu bay and town area.
  • Horita Hot Spring・・・a spring located deep behind Kankaiji Hot Springs and closed to Yufuin.
  • Myouban Hot Spring・・・A 400-meter altitude hot spring on the slope of Garan-dake, with the wafting smell of sulfur
  • Kannawa Hot Spring・・・The main hot springs in the “Hell of Beppu” springs, dotted with plumes of billowing steam.
  • Shibaseki Hot Spring・・・One of the hot springs near Chinoike Jigoku, a hot spring included in the “Hells of Beppu”.
  • Kamegawa Hot Spring・・・a seaside hot spring just steps from JR Kamegawa Station.

Highlights

  • A famous hot springs resort in Japan with 8 different spring sources.
  • The famous “Hells of Beppu” is mostly a scenic tour to just see different springs, but there are footbaths to enjoy along the way as well.
  • There are mixed baths used by the local residents for many years, available to enter at a very low fee.
  • The outlook point at Yukemuri Observatory offers swooping views of the hot springs town and plumes of billowing steam.

Photos

  • Scenic view from Yukemuri Observatory

    Scenic view from Yukemuri Observatory

  • Umi Jigoku

    Umi Jigoku

  • Chinoike Jigoku

    Chinoike Jigoku

  • Tatsumaki Jigoku

    Tatsumaki Jigoku

  • Shiraike Jigoku

    Shiraike Jigoku

  • Foot baths

    Foot baths

Reviews

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  • 林偉堂

    不要浪費錢買別府地獄巡遊一日券,行程無聊透頂看一個就已足夠。

  • 謝美鳳

    九州有名的溫泉渡假勝地,溫泉的質量旅館數量都是日本首屈一指,除了日本人外很多來自韓國的觀光遊客。

  • 王隆佑

    看一個池就夠了其他的大同小異。

  • 王悅芯

    各種不同溫泉地獄巡禮,裡面賣的食物很好吃,也沒有很貴。

  • 怡怡

    裡面溫泉非常特別,每池的顏色都不一樣。

  • Akiko33

    雖然每進一個池都要付錢,但門票很便宜。

  • ChenChen1983

    別府溫泉泉水含量真的大,在別府市區到處可見溫泉熱氣沖天。

  • 美蘭

    多年以前曾經去別府溫泉渡假,住的是杉乃井溫泉飯店,屋頂上露天溫泉氣氛很棒了又可以看到別府灣,是我一次難忘的旅遊,等疫情過後希望能夠再去一次。

Details

Name in Japanese
別府温泉
Address
Beppu City, Oita
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)
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