Home to Natural Wonders

Set between volcanic mountains and a scenic bay,
the coastal city of Beppu has charmed travelers for centuries. 

HOT SPRINGS

Kamado Jigoku: Six hells and gourmet food
Kamado Jigoku: Six hells and gourmet food

When it comes to sightseeing in Beppu, visiting hells is a given. There are many unique hells or ...

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Affordable Onsen Tour in Beppu City
Affordable Onsen Tour in Beppu City

Beppu, also known as the City of Springs, has many hot spring facilities. Among them, the municipal ...

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Hyotan Onsen: A popular hot spring for day trips
Hyotan Onsen: A popular hot spring for day trips

Beppu is known as the City of Springs, with a concentration of hot springs unparalleled anywhere ...

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Enjoy Beppu’s Onishi-Bozu Jigoku!
Enjoy Beppu’s Onishi-Bozu Jigoku!

This time, I would like to introduce you to Onishi-Bozu Jigoku or Hell, one of the most popular ...

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Galleria Midobaru Art Exploration|Introducing The Artists
Galleria Midobaru Art Exploration|Introducing The Artists

In December 2020, the concept hotel, Galleria Midobaru, opened on a quiet hill overlooking Beppu ...

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Beppu’s Best Ramen Spot: Noodle Factory Life
Beppu’s Best Ramen Spot: Noodle Factory Life

Beppu is a city of gastronomy; however, it is still somewhat unknown. There are many delicious ...

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Umi-Jigoku: The Largest of Beppu’s Hells
Umi-Jigoku: The Largest of Beppu’s Hells

In Beppu, a city of hot springs, there are many jigoku or hells where the water that gushes out ...

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My Experience Staying At The Concept Hotel Galleria Midobaru in Beppu (Part 2)
My Experience Staying At The Concept Hotel Galleria Midobaru in Beppu (Part 2)

Galleria Midobaru, which just opened in December 2020, is a new type of concept hotel that combines ...

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Tourism

Retro Townscape: A Relaxing Trip Around Kannawa, Beppu
Retro Townscape: A Relaxing Trip Around Kannawa, Beppu

Facing the sea and embraced by mountains, Beppu possesses many unique and attractive hot spring ...

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Make Oita Prefecture Part of Your Japan Plan
Make Oita Prefecture Part of Your Japan Plan

As Japan prepares to open its borders, it’s time to start making plans. Many of the usual ...

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Easy Day Trip from Fukuoka: Road Trip to Beppu
Easy Day Trip from Fukuoka: Road Trip to Beppu

A casual trip to a nearby place for a day trip or overnight stay is popular these days. For those ...

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Kamado Jigoku: Six hells and gourmet food
Kamado Jigoku: Six hells and gourmet food

When it comes to sightseeing in Beppu, visiting hells is a given. There are many unique hells or ...

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Kotani Shoten: A wide selection of Oita sake!
Kotani Shoten: A wide selection of Oita sake!

One fine day, while strolling through Beppu City’s downtown area, I could hear lively voices ...

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Mt. Takasaki: A great place to see Japanese monkeys in the wild
Mt. Takasaki: A great place to see Japanese monkeys in the wild

Did you know that in the area adjacent to the popular Umi Tamago Aquarium there is a special spot ...

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Enjoy Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at Bungo Tea House
Enjoy Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at Bungo Tea House

There are many delicious foods in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, but one of the most beloved among them is ...

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Great Souvenirs from Beppu Part 1: Zabon-Zuke
Great Souvenirs from Beppu Part 1: Zabon-Zuke

When you visit Beppu, you should definitely check out the souvenirs that are full of local charm. ...

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CUISINE

Wakura’s Deliciously Unique Seasonal Lunch
Wakura’s Deliciously Unique Seasonal Lunch

One of the best ways to enjoy Beppu is to visit the charming hidden cafes and lunch spots scattered ...

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Stylish Chocolates from a Luxury Ryokan Available at Beppu Bay Service Area!
Stylish Chocolates from a Luxury Ryokan Available at Beppu Bay Service Area!

There are many ways to get to Beppu, such as train or highway bus, but driving from Fukuoka or ...

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A Luxurious Seafood Lunch at a Seaside Hotel with Free Hot Spring Baths!
A Luxurious Seafood Lunch at a Seaside Hotel with Free Hot Spring Baths!

The resort hotel, Amane Resort Sekai, is located in a perfect position overlooking Beppu Bay. I had ...

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Ao no Jikan: An Italian hideaway with wood-fired pizza
Ao no Jikan: An Italian hideaway with wood-fired pizza

Beppu has many charming hideaway-style restaurants and cafes. This time, I’d like to ...

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Relax body and soul at Beppu’s Kokochi Cafe Musubino
Relax body and soul at Beppu’s Kokochi Cafe Musubino

There are many ways to enjoy Beppu, such as visiting the hot springs, enjoying its great nature, or ...

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Find the best gourmet food in Beppu’s Kitahama Neighborhood!
Find the best gourmet food in Beppu’s Kitahama Neighborhood!

Kitahama, located on the east side of Beppu Station, is a bustling and attractive area with a ...

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Carefully selected ingredients at The Peak, Galleria Midobaru
Carefully selected ingredients at The Peak, Galleria Midobaru

Galleria Midobaru is a new concept hotel in the city of Beppu. The hotel is popular for its unique ...

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Dagojiru and Yuzu-kosho: Delicious Beppu Souvenirs
Dagojiru and Yuzu-kosho: Delicious Beppu Souvenirs

Beppu is full of delicious foods, unique specialties, and local products. When you visit Beppu on ...

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