Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Oita Area

  • Umi Jigoku
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    4.0
    737 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    Umi Jigoku boasts of being the largest among the Beppu Jigoku hot springs. The beautiful cobalt blue color is due to iron sulphate in the hot spring water. Royal water lilies and tropical water lilies are cultivated using the heat from the hot spring and the flowers will be at their best from early May until early November. At the Bon Festival event, lower grade elementary school children (up to 20 kilograms) can get on the leaves of the royal water lilies that float in the pond. There is also a footbath. The hot spring has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

    The largest of 8 hells in Beppu. There is the large Blue Hell with bright blue, boiling hot water, hot enough to poach an egg. There is a smaller Red Hell and garden with a small pond and path...

  • Takegawara Onsen
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    4.0
    470 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Motomachi 16-23
    A low-cost public hot spring facility operated by Beppu City. Originally erected in 1879, the current building was built in 1938. In the spa’s famous sand bath, visitors lie down in sand wearing a yukata robe, after which assistants cover you with sand heated by the site’s natural hot spring. Up to eight persons can use the sand bath at the same time. Wait times may grow long when the facility is busy. A 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.

    I was recommended this onsen by my brother who lives in Japan and he said this was non-negotiable. And boy was he right. A wonderful experience in a special place and all for an affordable price.

  • Shiosai no Yado Seikai
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    4.5
    381 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahamachou 6-24
    A hot spring inn standing on National Route 10 in Shoningahama-cho, Beppu City. The inn’s baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a salt spring whose waters are said to treat nerve pain, rheumatism, wounds, broken bones, burns, hemorrhoids, and women’s diseases. Facilities include a large bath area situated so close to the sea it is said to be “0 meters above sea level,” and a scenic overlook bath available only to guests. All of the inn’s baths, however, boast gorgeous views of Beppu Bay. The inn has three restaurants open to non-guests as well for both lunch and dinner; and those having lunch or dinner at the restaurants can enjoy the large bathing area free of charge.

    We booked the Executive Japanese Western Style Suite which was located in the middle building out of the 3. There was a little tatami room where the staff kindly made the mattresses during dinner...

  • Beppu Kaihin Suna-yu (Beach Sand Bath)
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    4.0
    202 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahama
    A sand bath area located in a section of Shoningahama Beach, which derives its name from Ippen Shonin (holy priest). First opened in 1986, this unusual sand hot spring has a movable roof to allow the facility to be enjoyed even in the rain, as well as a rest area, both installed in 2002. All necessary bathing items are also available (some must be purchased), making it easy to come without the need to prepare. Note that operating hours are different between the March to November period and the December to February period. A 10-minute drive by car from JR Beppu Station.

    This was a unique experience. We did have to wait a little while but in nice surroundings so it wasnt too bad. Being burried in sand may sound weird but it is actually quite nice and the staff are...

  • Yama no Hotel Musouen
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    4.5
    209 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawaminami 1243
    A hotel situated along Prefectural Route 11 in Kawaminami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The hotel’s bathhouse is open to non-guests, as well, and is supplied by the Gomuso Onsen simple alkaline hot spring, the waters of which are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, frozen shoulders, and motor paralysis. Bathhouse facilities include spacious outdoor bath nearly 165 square meters in size which boasts a view of Mt. Yufu, family baths, and an indoor bathing area which is only available to guests. The hotel’s café offers a spectacular view and serves items like a signature homemade pudding.

    We stayed in a 3 room special room with irori. Extremely generous in size. Private outside bath, charcoal pit, the surprises kept coming. the ladies outdoor onsen is huge with a mountain view...

  • Tsuetate Onsen Hotel Hizenya
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    4.0
    178 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Shimojou 4223
    This hot spring inn is in Oguni Town, Aso County near the border between Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures. It's a great spot to enjoy an open-air bath and seasonal cuisine. There are 11 natural hot spring sources on the grounds feeding their 23 baths. The clear and colorless water is alkaline, has beautifying properties, and is said to help alleviate nerve pain and joint pain.

    This is a big hotel, next to a gorgeous river. Hotel has been upgraded but still looks somewhat worn (but acceptable). However, it’s more than made up by the excellent service by all the staff. I...

  • Beppu Onsen Take to Tsubaki no Oyado Hana Beppu
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    4.5
    146 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kamitanoyumachi 16-50
    A hot spring hotel situated along Aoyama-dori Street in Kamitanoyu-machi, Beppu City. The hotel’s bathhouse has large bathing areas with outdoor baths and a reservation only family bath. The bathhouse is supplied by a sodium hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to make the skin smooth and beautiful and also treat such ailments as cuts and chronic skin diseases. The women’s bathing area is outfitted with a micro bubble bath and a steam sauna. Visitors can also make use of the aesthetic treatment salon and services such as rental yukata robes in a variety of patterns.

    We stayed one night in this modern hotel with onsen in the center of Beppu. It’s located five minutes away from the Beppu JR Station. Although its location is in the city center it’s very quiet...

  • Kanawa Mushiyu (Ironwheel Mushi)
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    4.5
    86 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawakami 1 set
    Visitors to this municipal hot spring facility can enjoy a steam bath which involves wearing a robe and lying in a stone hut blanketed with medicinal plants as hot spring steam warms their entire body. The facility was remodeled in 2006 but its history is ancient, having been established by the Buddhist priest Ippen in 1276 and thereafter coming to be known as a health spa. The facility also features an indoor bath where you can wash away the sweat from the steam bath, and an outdoor foot bath which is free to all.

    This was an extraordinary experience in itself! This is was a steam room like no other! It is really really hot so not for the faint hearted! The lady at the Onsen although could not speak well...

  • Kuju Kogen Cottage Mantenbo Onsen
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    4.0
    115 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Taketashi Kujumachishirani 7571-23
    A hot spring bathhouse operated by the Kuju Kogen Cottage hotel in Shirani, Kuju-machi, Taketa City. The bathhouse uses a natural, primarily hydrogen carbonate hot spring which wells up on the grounds. Facilities include an indoor bath area, private bath, and open and airy outdoor bath from which bathers can enjoy the natural beauty of Aso Kuju National Park and the five peaks of Mt. Aso. Visitors can also take in a night bath along with the star filled sky of the Kuju Highland.

    five star for highland view, truly beautiful. four star for their dinner, made by local foods,taste good. room is simple and very old,maybe 2star is suitable .i think its better for renovation...

  • Tsukanoma
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 444-3
    A hot spring inn located in Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The inn’s baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style exclusively from a sodium - chloride spring containing an abundance of metasilicic acid whose waters are said to beautify the skin, alleviate stress, and treat depression. The inn’s large outdoor bath is open to non-guests, as well, and with the purchase of a meal included plan, visitors can also enjoy steamed dishes made with steam from the hot spring.

    Tsukanoma is located uphill of the Yufuin basin, where is relatively quiet and calm area in Yufuin. It’s a bit away from central location and seems taking a taxi would be the best access (it’s...

  • Kamado Jigoku
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Miyuki 5 sets of 2
    The name comes from when they used the steam of the spring water to cook rice as an offering on the occasion of the grand festival of the shrine god, Kamado Hachimangu Shrine. There are six types of hot spring on the grounds and as each have different characteristics such as color, etc. they have been classified into ranks from one to six to make them user friendly. Experience-based facilities are also a feature of this hot spring, such as the demonstrations to increase steam, the high temperature throat and skin steam and the foot bath.

    I wasnt able to spend alot of time here on my whirlwind tour of the area. But it was definitely a good spot. I suggest staying alittle longer than I did. Try the steamed egg its so good. Also the...

  • Sanso Tensui
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    4.5
    91 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Amagasemachisakuradake 601
    A hot spring hotel located in Sakuradake Amagase-machi, Hita City. The hotel’s bathhouse uses only the waters of a simple spring said to treat such ailments as bruises, sprains, stiff shoulders, frozen shoulders, nerve pain, and fatigue, in addition to promoting post-illness recovery. Facilities include an indoor bath area and outdoor bath for guests as well as an outdoor bath with a view of a waterfall and private reservable baths open to non-guests. Visitors can enjoy hot spring bathing while taking in the beauty of the area’s mountain stream.

    Stayed at this ryokan in August. We came after two weeks of seeing many temples and castles, in almost tropical heat, in Tokyo and Kyoto and a number of places in between. So we needed the rest. The...

  • Myoban Yu no Sato
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Beppushi-shi Myoban 6 Kumi
    A facility which makes and sells medicinal Yakuyo Yunohana hot spring mineral salts situated along National Route 500 in Myoban Onsen in Beppu City. Here you can purchase natural Yakuyo Yunohana bath salts created according to a process which has been designated a National Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property. The facility is adjoined by a large rock outdoor bath situated on a hill, as well as private family baths modeled after the huts used to make the bath salts. Visitors can also view the production process, check out a shop selling local specialty products and goods made with the bath salts, and dine in a restaurant serving local cuisine.

    You’ve got to go to this Onsen up in Myoban. Really. Immediately off the highway in the Myoban area , there’s a little tourist stop where you can buy souvenirs and in particular the bath salts that...

  • Oniyama Jigoku
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    3.5
    108 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 625
    In 1923, for the first time in Japan, the breeding of crocodiles was started which used the heat from a hot spring—the place is also referred to as “Crocodile Hell”. There are a number of crocodile breeding areas surrounding the Jigoku pond, and the number of crocodiles kept there is roughly 70. At the weekend, there is also an event where a member of staff gives food to the crocodiles, so you can observe the exciting moment when the crocodiles are fed.

    This Jigoku is filled with Crocodiles imported from Sarawak, Malaysia. Sometimes I give it to the Japanese to think of such attractions, ie to have Crocodiles enclosed and kept in a 4 seasons country...

  • Beppu Onsen Hoyouland
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Myouban 5
    Said to have once been visited by the great Buddhist priest Kukai, this hot spring facility’s waters come from the Konya Jigoku (“Konya Hell”) hot spring source. In the facility’s wildly popular mud bath, you can enjoy a natural mud pack soaking your skin in the rich mud from the bottom of the cloudy waters of the spring. The facility features two mud bath types – a pair of separate indoor ones for men and women, and a mixed-sex outdoor bath. The mud baths and hot spring waters are said to aid in easing rheumatism, diabetes, atopy, athlete’s foot, and hernias. The nearest bus stop is Konya Jigoku-mae.

    白濁の大規模な浴場、そしてそこが混浴なので、男性利用者がやたらと多い。 お湯は白濁で底にヌルヌルの泥があるはずなのでしょうが、一部にしかありません。 また、特に底からブクブク噴き出している近くのドロは、硫黄じゃなく異様なくらいクサイ臭いで、底には毛も混じっており、やや閉口。 大半の男性は、その混浴だけで帰っていくのですが1100円の入湯料だけにもったい。 その奥にある混浴以外、滝の湯や、その先にあ...

  • Tsukahara Onsen Kako no Izumi
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoutsukahara 1235
    A hot spring situated halfway up Mt. Garandake, an active volcano located in Tsukahara, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The hot spring is one of only a few acidic sulfur containing iron - aluminum - calcium - sulfate springs in the country. The waters are acidic and contain an abundance of iron and aluminum. Facilities include large indoor bathing areas, outdoor bathing areas, family baths, and rest areas. Visitors can also view the volcano crater.

    Beppu and Yufuin all the hot springs are coming from this place, Tsukahara onsen. The hot spring type is acid and it is said to be the second strongest acid hot spring in Japan. There are indoor hot...

  • Keikoku no Yada Nihiki no Oni
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    4.5
    62 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 947-5
    A hot spring inn located in Tano, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. The inn has three lodging facilities: the detached Yumeshizuka, which has its own dedicated outdoor bath; the Katsuranohide, which has an adjoining reservable private bath area open 24 hours a day; and the Hanabesso cottage with outdoor baths and lofts attached to each guest room. There’s also a shared outdoor bath, and visitors can enjoy bathing in a private atmosphere. The inn serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with Bungo beef and seasonal seafood and mountain food.

    This is the type of place you dont want to tell any one about, because you want to keep it all to yourself. Tucked away from the crowds of Yufuin (just one train station away), Nihiki No Oni is...

  • Ekimae Koutou Onsen
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    3.5
    74 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Ekimaechou 13-14
    This traditional low cost public path is open 24 hours a day and is distinguished by its old fashioned, Taisho period Western-style green roof. The bathhouse has two types of baths—a lukewarm bath, and a very hot bath; the waters of both are distinctly thick and colorless. The waters are said to soothe women’s health issues, gastrointestinal disorders, and nerve pain. The facility also has seven private lodging rooms on the second floor and a large common lodging space for groups. Parking available. A two-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.

    Beppu Ekinae Koto Onsen is a nostalgic public bath. The entrance cost about $1.80, and you buy the ticket from a vending machine. At that time, you can choose either hot bath or warm bath. I...

  • Yusai no Yado Bokai
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 3-8-7
    A hot spring inn standing on National Route 10 in Kitahama, Beppu City. The inn’s baths are fed from a privately-owned sodium - hydrogen carbonate - chloride spring known for its skin beautifying properties and also said to treat wounds, burns, and chronic skin diseases. Facilities include an indoor bathing area and rooftop outdoor bath. The inn also offers day trip hot spring bathing plans which include lunch.

    Good- Excellent view, very nice bath both in room and the communal. Bad - Expect no Wi-Fi signal. They use a non secured network that achieves 72 mbps on the 5th floor and 56 mbps on gtje 6th floor...

  • Okuhita Onsen Umehibiki
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    4.5
    54 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Oyamamachinishioyama 4587
    A hot spring inn located in Nishioyama, Oyama-machi, Hita City. The hotel’s baths are filled from a simple hot spring whose waters are said to treat autonomic instability, insomnia, depression, and a variety of other conditions. The hotel’s bathhouse is also open to non-guests; facilities include a large indoor bathing area, and an outdoor bath from which bathers can enjoy the natural beauty of Hibiki Ravine. There are also a bedrock bath and reservable private hot spring bath only available to guests. The Umeshu Gura Oyama’s umeshu plum liqueur distillery, located on the grounds, offers tours and a tasting shop as well as a program in which visitors can make their very own umeshu liqueur (advance reservation required).

    Stayed in Oushuku - mineral onsen easily fitting two on balcony with views of mountains opposite, wonderfully decorated and apportioned room with everything you might need (apart from body...

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A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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