Beppu

Travel Guide
Beppu
Marvel at the cherry blossom trees at the foot of a mountain and soak your feet in the public baths formed by natural hot springs.

Like a distant cinematic planet, Beppu is glazed with steaming mud pits and hot springs. Much of the city’s culture and design has grown around these thermal pools, with traditional spas and themed attractions where food is cooked by natural springs. Visit the parks and mountain trails surrounding the town and soak in the steaming spas.

For a glimpse of what the city is known for, check out some of its hot springs, which are known as the Hells of Beppu. Stroll through the pretty gardens of the Kamado Jigoku and relax by the lotus pond. See the steam rising from bubbling water in the Boiling Hell Hot Springs and the Blood Pond Hell Hot Springs, among others.

Many elegant sites have been set up to channel the supposed healing properties of these thermal waters for use in spas. Luxuriate in the hot pools of the Takegawara Onsen and get covered in sand heated by the hot springs. For a relaxing thermal water treatment, you can also try the Kannawa Onsen and the Kankaiji Onsen. Appreciate the scenic vista of the town and the green mountains rising beyond it.

Enjoy a picnic in Beppu Park, which has an observation deck atop a hill. Escape the city with a trip along the innovative Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway that rises above cherry blossom trees and provides excellent views of the city. At the upper station, hike up to the summit of Mount Tsurumi.

Just outside the city, visit Japan’s smallest fortress, Kitsuki Castle, and admire the ruins of Hiji Castle.

The city is in the northeastern corner of the Ōita Prefecture, in southwestern Japan. Drive south from Hiroshima for 190 miles (300 kilometers) to get here in about 4 hours. You can also travel to the surrounding towns by train from the Beppu railway station.

Where to stay in Beppu

Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
3 out of 5
2-10-4 Kitahama, Beppu, Oita-ken, 874-0920
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$453 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
Good stay
"Room was small but AC was cool. Onsen in the hotel was included so it was nice. Staff spoke good English. Location was within walking distance to Beppu Station. Breakfast was good."

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Suginoi Hotel
Suginoi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Kankaiji, Beppu, Oita-ken, 874-0822
The price is HK$1,333 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
Family friendly, I would go for longer stay
"We stayed in Niji kan, the new and western style tower, close to parking, pools and restaurant. The bed was extra large and sofa turns to bed as well. Very clean and comfortable, TV was a good size as well. It would accommodate many people, like a family with children. In fact there were many young ..."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2022

Kamenoi Hotel Beppu
Kamenoi Hotel Beppu
3.5 out of 5
5-17 Chuo, Beppu, Oita-ken, 874-0936
The price is HK$568 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Repeater guest
"Nice and strategic location, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

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GRAND BASE Iolani
GRAND BASE Iolani
3.5 out of 5
4-8 Noguchi Motomachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0933
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Kaimonji Onsen and Beppu Tower are located ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (41 reviews)
"The property is exceptionally roomy with a mini-kitchen, shower room and washing machine. Shower serves as a drying room for clothing. Parking lot has only 3 spaces. Location is close to shopping and train station. Only complaint is that self check-in screen didn’t work and as people tried to check-in ..."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2022

Beppu Rikyu
Beppu Rikyu
3.5 out of 5
6-6 Kusunokimachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0943
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the family amenities and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (71 reviews)
"A new and wonderful hotel located in a very convenient location."

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

GRAND BASE Beppu Ekimae
GRAND BASE Beppu Ekimae
3.5 out of 5
8-7-1 Tanoyumachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0909
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a separate bath and shower. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (73 reviews)
"Great place to stay. I’ve stayed here multiple times and we come back. It is close to the things I want to do. A slight walk from the train station. Recommend for anyone."

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2020

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