Beppu

Travel Guide
Beppu showing night scenes
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

Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5-17 Chuo, Beppu, Oita-ken, 874-0936
The price is ¥7,197 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 16
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 Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Older hotel but the facilities are still nice. On the 3rd floor there is a little souvenir shop, game arcade center and the public bath. The breakfast was average"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
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 ¥7,521 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
2 nights in a comfortable and friendly area
"This was a quick get away from my wife and I. When we first arrived the front desk was very helpful and spoke English which made the check in process extremely easy. There’s a nice onsen on the second floor. Hotel is conveniently located in the middle of everything and the bus stop was right outside ..."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
Suginoi Hotel
Suginoi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Kankaiji, Beppu, Oita-ken, 874-0822
The price is ¥19,636 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"ファミリー向けの施設で伺った中ではベストな部類だと思います。ご飯がバイキングにもかかわらず非常に美味しい。周りには子供向け施設がたくさんある。再訪したいと思わせるホテルです。"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Suginoi Hotel
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GRAND BASE Beppu Ekimae
GRAND BASE Beppu Ekimae
3.5 out of 5
8-7-1 Tanoyumachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0909
The price is ¥10,455 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a separate tub and shower. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (69 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 Dec 24, 2020

GRAND BASE Beppu Ekimae
GRAND BASE Beppu
GRAND BASE Beppu
3 out of 5
1-31 Kamitanoyumachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0908
The price is ¥11,818 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Beppu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the spacious rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
"I LOVE THIS HOTEL SO MUCH!! Will definitely book this hotel again when I visit Beppu in the future. The Interior design is amazing. That’s my dream house!!"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

GRAND BASE Beppu
Beppu Rikyu
Beppu Rikyu
3.5 out of 5
6-6 Kusunokimachi, Beppu, Oita, 874-0943
The price is ¥14,091 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (59 reviews)
"A new and wonderful hotel located in a very convenient location."

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Beppu Rikyu
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