Beppu Area, Oita

Beppu Area, Oita


2019.03.06

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Beppu Area, Oita

Located in the northeast of Kyushu, Oita Prefecture is a hotbed of hot spring activity, and the town of Beppu is the unofficial headquarters. With so many onsen outlets, it can be difficult to decide where to begin, so let’s run through some of the best. With its steam billowing along the mountainside, Horita Onsen area is one of Beppu’s most picturesque. Great for young people and families, this area has several onsen facilities, which are cheap to enter (210 yen for adults and 100 yen for children) and allow guests with tattoos.
Named after a nearby waterfall (which is well worth a visit) Shiraito no Taki is perfect for those wanting to bathe with opposite-sex companions in a private setting. This onsen requires guests to rent a private room for a fee of 1,000 yen for 50 minutes. For a more community-centric experience, The Kannawa Onsen area is where you should head. A neighborhood crafted from winding alleys smothered in clouds of steam, Kannawa Onsen is where the locals go for their regular wind-down bath. There are many bathhouses to choose from here, making it perfect for an evening of bath-crawling.

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