Beppu City - 別府市

Ekimae Kotou Onsen

Japanese Name: 駅前高等温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市駅前町13−14Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥200Holiday: NoneHours: 6:00-24:00Review:One of the closet baths to Beppu Station given the name. Quite small with different baths from warm to extra hot seem to change depending on the day and which bath is for which gender. I was a little rushed to get in the water change and get in line for my bus back home so I kind of rushed this one.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Sulfuric acid spring - 硫酸塩泉

Hamawaki Onsen

Japanese Name: 浜脇温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市浜脇1丁目8−20Closest Station: Higashi Beppu Station / 東別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥100Holiday: Hours: 6:30-25:00Review:City run hot spring in a public housing complex. Had a very public housing feel to it. Larger and more established than the neighborhood run baths with a sento like feel. The temperature of the bath varied greatly from place to place.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉

Higashihasuda Onsen

Japanese Name: 東蓮田温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市浜脇3丁目2−27Closest Station: Higashi Beppu Station / 東別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥100Holiday: Hours: 7:00-22:30Review:My favorite of the little neighborhood run hot springs that are spread across the Beppu area. I loved the spring here and the various pipes for heating or cooling the tub. Great open space too that was lovely to bathe in during a sunny day.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple alkaline spring - アルカリ性単純温泉

Horita Onsen

Japanese Name: 堀田温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市堀田 南立石556ー4Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥210Holiday: First WednesdayHours: 6:30-22:30Review:One of the city run day use hot springs in Beppu and, most likely, the newest and most beautiful. This very well designed and run facility. It feels like a newly built sento in Kansai, so if you feel that the older, smaller hot springs turn you off, head up to this one. Great place up on the hill also with frequent bus service. Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉Well Temperature: 58.1°CTemperature Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH: 5.8pH Type: Weak acidic - 弱酸性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Hotel Seawave Beppu

Japanese Name: ホテルシーウェーブ別府Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市駅前町12−12−8Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: ¥500Holiday: NoneHours: 16:00-24:00
Review:Hotel with a quality hot spring on site. Got a stamp from them for my Beppu Hot Spring Passport. The spring was good quality and in a very funky room with some palm tree and beach inspired wallpaper. Feels like what a nightclub in Ulaanbaatar would look like, but with a hot spring and no trashy EDM in the background. There are two different baths and I only was able to visit one. The hotel also is great on the cost/performance scale. I loved my little single room that worked great for a solo traveler. Friendly staff too!
Visit Date: September 2018
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Bicarbonate spring - 炭酸水素塩泉


Japanese Name: 保養ランドPrefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市明礬5Type: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥1100Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-20:00
ReviewHoyoland offers mixed and gender separated bathing in a large muddy pond. It’s awesome. The mixed bathing is awesome, but don’t be a dirty old man. The water and the mud is the best part really. The bottom of the main bath is just this thick hot spring infused mud that you have to work your way through. It feels like something that would cost hundreds of dollars at a day spa in Europe. You can enjoy the mud baths and stay in the enclosed gender separated parts of the bath if you don’t want to go outside. The main bathing area is just like a normal sento and gender separated so you can wash off all the mud with no problem. In the main muddy baths water is opaque so no one can see anything that you do not knowingly expose.This is not a bathing experience for the timid, but it is one that is absolutely unforgettable and so enjoyable.Very simple Japanese style rooms are available for ¥7,500 with dinner and breakfast per person. The rooms do not have en suite toilets and shower but do include 24 hour access to the main bathhouse and free access to the rest of the baths during their operating hours.
Update September 2018: Still one of the most amazing places in Japan. The feeling of the mud is just incredible. Do not be a creepy guy please.
Hot Spring DataType: Acidic spring - 酸性泉Temperature Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH: 2.9pH Type: Acidic - 酸性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Higashimachi Onsen

Japanese Name: 東町温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市浜脇1丁目16−1Closest Station: Higashi Beppu Station / 東別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥100Holiday: Hours: 5:30-22:30Review:This spring had the most beautiful building surrounding it. Outside and the entrance you can still see the Taisho era building including an amazing little booth for collecting the entrance fee. Now it is just a storage area as fees are placed in a collection box--like most of the smaller neighborhood baths. Going down the stairs is like entering a new world. The high vine covered windows letting a gentle light in, old wood with layers of pain exposed by time, this bath feels like an old artist's studio. The water was also outstanding, but in Beppu that is a given. The wooden plug to allow the hot water in and hoses to add tap water to cool were also fun to experiment with.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉

Nageishi Onsen

Japanese Name: 永石温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市南町2−2Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥110Holiday: Hours: 6:30-22:30Review:One of the city run onsen in Beppu. One octagonal shaped bath that can be cooled by a faucet. Great old style building with the changing area above the bath. I think the actual bath is below the ground level. Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉Well Temperature: 47.2°CTemperature Type: Extra hot spring - 高温泉pH: 8pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Nagaishi Onsen - 永石温泉

Ogurayakushi Onsen Okanoyu

Japanese Name: 小倉薬師温泉 丘の湯Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市小倉1610Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥100Holiday: NoneHours: 6:00-22:00Review:A little neighborhood run hot spring that you could walk right by if you do not pay attention. Pay the fee in the small box inside the baths--the one outside is for the shrine. One wooden bath with a hot water and cold water pipe feeding it. If it is just you when you are there feel free to change the temperature to your liking, but make sure to leave the pipes running when you leave.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Sulfuric acid spring - 硫酸塩泉

Takegawara Onsen

Japanese Name: 竹瓦温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市元町16-23Type: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥100Holiday: 3rd Wednesday of DecemberHours: 6:30-22:30
ReviewTakegawara Onsen is the “have to” spot for Beppu. People always claim Dogo Onsen to be the onsen from “Spirited Away” but in my mind this is the real deal. Dogo is very touristy, Takegawara is real. Despite being such a tourist attraction it’s still just ¥100 to get in. This is as real as you can get. The water is piping hot and a pleasure to get in, even if it takes a few minutes. In the summer a short bath with many breaks is the order of business. There is also an Ibusuki style sand bath on the site for ¥1,000 but I didn’t try it. All three baths, the men’s, women’s and mixed sand bath are all from different springs (!?). If you make your way to Beppu, you’ve got to try Takegawara at least once. Seriously, why would you go to Beppu for any other reason?
Update September 2018: Had a fun chat with a local here as we laughed at two Korean boys that were clueless about using the baths. When I first went to Beppu, there were so few foreign, and especially, asian tourists. It is a different experience now and the famous places like Takegawara have seen an increase of use.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Takegawara Onsen - 竹瓦温泉Type: Men's: Carbonated sodium calcium magnesium chloride spring ナトリウム・カルシウム・マグネシウム-塩化物・炭酸水素塩泉 - Women's: Carbonated sodium chloride spring ナトリウム-炭酸水素塩泉pH: Men's: 7.3 - Women's: 7.7Well Temperature: Men's: 53.8 - Women's: 52

Teruyu Onsen

Japanese Name: 照湯温泉Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市小倉1430Closest Station: Beppu Station / 別府駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥200Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-21:00Review:Newer looking hot spring facility. Very friendly staff. I had the bath to myself the morning I went. Lovely water that flows from a stone fountain into the bath. You can adjust the temperature as is common on these baths. Good, clean place and, of course, quality Beppu water.Visit Date: September 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Sulfuric acid spring - 硫酸塩泉

Yayoi no Yu

Japanese Name: やよいの湯Prefecture: OitaCity: BeppuAddress: 大分県別府市元町1Type: Hot Spring FacilityPrice: ¥200Holiday: NoneHours: 24hr
ReviewYayoi no Yu is an automated hot spring. There is no staff on staff. You are there by yourself well yourself and the video cameras. Don’t worry the cameras are only at the door and in the hall. You put 200 yen to open an automated door that lets you into a small hallway men and women are separated but there’s not much to stop you from going into the women’s side other than a video camera.The bath is very simple but made out of comfortable stone with a divider to keep a hot and not so hot side. A few faucets on one side and a row of boxes for your stuff are all that’s there. The water is obviously a hot spring and feels great for ¥200. Despite the lack of staff everything was clean the morning I took my bath. I guess the other customers have good manners. One guy left as I came and I think there was a women in the other side but no one else was there. The best part of this bath is maybe having it alone to yourself for ¥200.Other reviews in Japanese weren’t so keen on Yayoi, but I just love the concept. Walk by and check out the free foot bath out front at least.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Yayoi no Yu - やよいの湯Type: Simple spring - 単純温泉Well Temperature: 45.4