Hot spring baths of Beppu / 別府八湯.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Beppu (別府, map) is one of Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts, producing more hot spring water than any other resort in the country in Ōita Prefecture.

Most of the most well-known onsens and the tourist attractions, including most of the Jigoku or “hells”, are in the Kannawa area (map) which is almost on the opposite side of the city from the train station. Buses to and from the Hell areas come around every 30 minutes. Many of the onsen are open very late, so many tourists opt to stay in one of the onsen areas.

Takasakiyama Monkey Park (map) is located 10 minutes from the centre of Beppu by bus. The park is home to more than 1500 Japanese macaques.

Kannawa District

Umi Jigoku (map) – One of the more beautiful hells, the «sea hell» features a pond of boiling, blue water. In its spacious gardens, there are a few secondary, orange colored hells and a large, clear water pond with lotus flowers whose large leaves are strong enough to carry small children.

Oniishibozu Jigoku (map) – This hell is named after the mud bubbles, which emerge from boiling mud pools and look like the shaven heads of monks. Besides the mud pools, it features a foot bath with clear water. Adjacent to the hell is a public bath with multiple pools that costs an additional 600 yen.

Shiraike Jigoku (map) – True to its name, the «white pond hell» features a pond of hot, milky water. The pond is surrounded by a nice garden and a small, run-down aquarium that has seen better days.

Kamado Jigoku (map) – The «cooking pot hell» features several boiling ponds and a flashy demon statue as cook. On the grounds, visitors can drink the hot spring water, enjoy hand and foot baths, inhale the hot spring steam and try various snacks cooked or steamed by the hot spring.

Oniyama Jigoku (map) – A large number of crocodiles are bred and kept on the grounds of the «monster mountain hell».

Yama Jigoku (map) – The «mountain hell» features small ponds of steaming hot water and a run-down zoo with large animals in small cages.

Shibaseki District

Chinoike Jigoku (map) – The «blood pond hell» features a pond of hot, red water and a large souvenir shop. It is one of the more photogenic of the eight hells.

Tatsumaki Jigoku (map) – The «spout hell» features a boiling hot geyser, which erupts every 30-40 minutes for about 6-10 minutes. A stone plate above the geyser hinders it to reach its full height. A short walking trail leads up the forested slope in the back of the hell grounds.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Transit Planner | Route Map – Japan Transit Planner.

For sorting through transport schedules and fares, HyperDia is an invaluable companion; it computes to-the-minute directions including connecting trains, as well as buses and planes.

Also сheck оut мore info: Transportation in Japan (japan.travel) • Transportation (japan-guide.com)

BUS: Japan Bus Online is a comprehensive website that allows you to search for and book bus tickets across Japan. Willer Express is a major bus company in Japan that offers long-distance bus services. + Highway Bus / JR Bus / kate.co.jp.

TRAIN: Japan Railways (JR): The official website of Japan Railways provides information about train routes, schedules, fares, and services offered by JR. + Central JRWest JREast JR

AIRPORT: Most international flights arrive at either Narita Airport near Tokyo or Kansai Airport near Osaka; a smaller number use Chubu International Airport near Nagoya.

WATERWAYS: Direct Ferries • Ferry Sunflower • Willer Ferry

ULTIMATE BEPPU TRAVEL GUIDE | Top 6 things to do in Beppu, Oita Japan.

Beppu is famous for being Japan’s Onsen Capital! From the majestic Beppu Hot Springs, to the famous 7 Hells of Beppu and even volcanic sand baths – we’ll show you the best things to do in Beppu! Watch this video before your trip to Japan and Kyushu to get the best Beppu itinerary!

Famous in Japan, Beppu is a hidden gem for tourists in Japan and has a unique Japanese charm. Let us be your Japan Guide and provide Japan Travel Tips so you don’t miss the beautiful sights of Beppu! We show you some hidden kyushu attractions and some traditional Japanese food – cooked in onsen steam!

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information. + JAPAN eVISA – for online visa application to visit Japan.

HyperDia.Com

HyperDia is a service which offers the route of the railway and the aviation within Japan. Rental car and hotels etc around the station.

Tokyo Cheapo.

A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

HyperDia – A website for checking train schedules, routes, and fares in Japan. It’s particularly helpful for planning your train travel.

Japan Rail Pass – If you plan to explore Japan using the Japan Rail Pass, their official website provides information on pass types, eligibility, prices, and how to purchase.

Tokyo Cheapo – A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

Explore Accessible Japan

Food

Just One Cookbook – A popular website featuring authentic Japanese recipes, including traditional dishes, street food, and regional specialties.

Savor Japan – An online guide to Japanese food and dining, featuring information on traditional cuisine, sushi, sake, local specialties, and more. It includes restaurant listings and articles.