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Takegawara Onsen (竹瓦温泉)


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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.


Oita Pref. Beppushi Motomachi 16-23 (Beppu / YufuinArea)

phone 0977231585

[Normal bath] 6:30-22:30
[Sand bath] 8:00-22:30 (Last entry 21:30)

Review of Takegawara Onsen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/06 A Must Do!
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.
Reviewed:2019/12/23 Great and interesting experience
Visited here twice and it’s so enjoyable. A very transitional sand bath set in an very old Japanese style building. Can imagine that is very grand back in 30s.

One point to raise out , the staff...
Reviewed:2019/11/10 Rude staff, run-down facility in a depressing sea-side town. Avoid at any cost if you are not Japanese!
We passed by in the evening to understand how to get a slot as these were limited.

That employee (who spoke English) said we need to come the next day to buy a ticket for a later time, we can then...

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Oita Pref. Beppushi Motomachi 16-23 [map]
Beppu / YufuinArea
[Normal bath] 6:30-22:30
[Sand bath] 8:00-22:30 (Last entry 21:30)
[Normal bath] Dec. 3rd Wednesday
[Sand bath] 3rd Wednesday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Normal bath Bathing charge]
[Adult] 300yen
[Children] 100yen

[Sand bath Bathing charge]
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Available(Onsen Oita Free Wi-Fi)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Night] 1-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (with many steps and stairs)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Oita Areas


          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.