Here are the tourist attractions around Beppu City Based on “Ryotei Matsubaya”, it is an ideal location with easy access to the hot springs and leisure facilities of Beppu-Oita-Yufuin.
Beppu Hachiyu is a general term for eight representative hot spring areas in the city. Eight hot springs are scattered throughout the city, so even in the same city, the quality of the springs is different and the scenery is interesting for each hot spring.
The name “Hamawaki” was born from the appearance of hot springs from the beach at the birthplace of Beppu Onsen. In the early Kamakura period, Asami Hachiman was founded. In the Edo era, it rapidly developed as a port town, hot spring town, and monzen town at the point of land and sea transportation. Even now, old-fashioned inns are lined up and still retain the remains of the flower district in the Meiji and Taisho eras. In 1991, as a part of the redevelopment project, Hamatowaki Onsen and a multi-purpose hot spring recreation center called Yuto Pia Hamawaki were created, and are rapidly changing to a modern face.
Although it is written as “Hayami no Yu” in the Iyo Country Fudoki, its full-fledged limelight was during the Edo period. In the Meiji era, the number of hot springs, hot spring facilities and hot-spring accommodation increased due to the construction of the port in Beppu Bay, the opening of the Nippo Main Line and another large train, and the introduction of drilling technology. Furthermore, Taisho / Showa and hot spring facilities are enriched, and the city area is gradually expanded to become the center of Beppu Hachiyu. The Beppu Onsen hot spring festival, which has a symbol of Takewara Onsen, is held in April every year.
In the Edo era, the travelogue of Toyokuni states that “Satoya has hot springs, and Shio-Nari-Nariya Village is also called Kamegawa Village.” Abundant hot springs gushed out on the coast and natural sand baths were a specialty of Kamegawa Onsen. At that time, it was a gateway to the northern part of Beppu and a major transportation hub for Buzen Kokura. Currently, there is a municipal Beppu Kaihin Sand Bath in the corner of Kaminigahama Park, which is said to have been landed by Ippenjin, and there are many hospitals, medical facilities and recreation facilities using hot springs in the surrounding area.
Kannawa Onsen, which seems to be the most hot spring resort in Beppu Hachiyu, has plenty of smoke and a scene that truly symbolizes Beppu. The devastated hell known as the “Kube Riyu noi” in the Kamakura period was developed by Ippenjojin, and the area around “Mushiyu”, founded by Ippenjojin, is the center of the iron ring. There are many baths, inns and souvenir shops. In addition, Kannawa’s own hot-spring bath ryokan is still alive and is a representative hot spring resort in Beppu where distant bathers do not die.
It was discovered during the Kamakura era as a hot spring resort, and the Bungo Kokushi of the Edo era said that “ traffic is extremely inconvenient to go to Kankai-ji, but the scenic beauty is spectacular and bathers are frequent, ” Beppu Hachiyu 150m above sea level The best view is at home. After the great fire of 1963, it revived and developed rapidly as a tourist hot spring resort. At present, large resort hotels that represent Beppu are coalesced and become the hall of fame for leisure. Some hotels also use geothermal heat for lighting and heating.
Hotta Onsen has a long history of prospering as a hot spring resort since the Edo era, as it has been a major point of transportation to Yufuin and Hita since ancient times. The new Hotta Onsen opened in April 2003 as a municipal hot spring representing Hotta Onsen Village located at the western entrance of Beppu. In addition to the indoor bath, you can enjoy a seasonal open-air bath with planting and rock formations, and a rest room has been set up so that you can relax slowly after taking a bath. The municipal hot spring has also installed an ostomate toilet for the first time, designed to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to use it, and the bathtub and dressing area are equipped with handrails. I have.
It is reported that Emperor Daigo was treated in 895 by Emperor Daigo and Emperor Goreizumi in 1044 by medical treatment for illness. In the Edo period, a fossil of Shiba was discovered and called Shibaishi. It is designated as a national health spa and a national health spa as a hot spring resort with a high recuperation effect, and there is a forest promenade nearby that leads to Alum hot spring. In April 1997, the outfit was newly opened as a “Fureai / Easy Hot Spring Resort” blessed with natural scenery. There are two hot springs with different temperatures, an open-air bath and steaming water, and family baths are available for families.
Alum Onsen is said to have been developed and developed by Sorin Otomo (1533-1587) as a spa. It has been famous for its sight of white steam bathing from the Yunohana hut for a long time, and it is said to have been famous as the highest quality alum collection area in Japan during the former clan era. It features a milky white hot spring with strong bactericidal and acidic properties.
The Hell area of Kannawa and Kamegawa is said to have been an abominable land that could not be approached because the fact that fumes, hot mud, hot water, etc. had erupted for more than a thousand years has been recorded in Bungo Fudoki. From such a place, people came to be called “hell”. The hot spring spout is still called “hell” in Kannawa.
The largest sea hell in Beppu hell is such a beauty that the color of cobalt blue is not suitable for hell. The blue color of the pond is due to the dissolved iron sulfate, a component in the hot spring. The garden uses the heat from the hot springs to grow the Amazon and tropical water lilies, which are native to the Amazon region. The flowering season of the water lily and tropical water lilies is from early May to late November, and the morning is the best time to see.
The history was so old that it appeared in the Bungo Fudoki, woven in 733 (Tenpei 5), and became a tourist attraction in the Meiji era as the “Shinboshi Hell”. It was temporarily closed in the late 1950s, but reopened on December 16, 2002, the first time in about 40 years, in response to a request for a revival.
One of the tours of Beppu Hell, as its name suggests, fumarole rises from all over the mountain. The temperature of the spring is 90 degrees, and animals are bred using the heat of the hot spring, and elephants, hippos, llamas, and flamingos can be seen. Elephants and hippos can be fed (100 yen), and the hippopotamus “Shohei-kun” is particularly famous as an idol in mountain hell.
One of the tours of Beppu Hell, the furnace hell has a hot spring with a hot spring temperature of 90 degrees. The origin of the name is that, since ancient times, rice was cooked with the hell of fumes on the festival of the Kamikado Hachimangu shrine of the shrine god. There are various hot water ponds in the furnace hell from 1-chome to 6-chome.
Oniyama hell is also called “crocodile hell”. In 1923, crocodile breeding was started using hot spring heat for the first time in Japan. Currently, it has about 80 crocodile and alligator crocodile animals around the world.
The hot water gushing out is colorless and transparent, and changes color pale when it falls into a pond. This is because when the transparent hot water falls into the pond at the time of eruption, it turns pale due to a decrease in temperature and pressure. In addition, there is a tropical fish museum using hot spring heat in Shiraike Jigoku where you can see various rare tropical fish, such as the piranha, a human-eating fish that lives in the Amazon.
Blood Pond Hell is the oldest natural hell in Japan, and in a word, “Red Hot Mud Pond”. Red hot mud containing iron oxide, magnesium oxide, etc. spontaneously undergoing a chemical reaction under high temperature and high pressure underground erupts from the stratum and accumulates, and the pond is dyed red.
The geyser designated as a natural monument in Beppu City is Tornado Hell. Underground hot water (150 degrees) periodically emits hot water at intervals of 30 to 40 minutes as pressure increases. The hot water spewed out was stopped by the roof, but it had the power to spout about 50m.
Takasakiyama, which faces Beppu Bay and is located in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, is a habitat for Japanese monkeys. Approximately 1,700 monkeys are divided into three groups and appear every day at the feeding area, showing a cheerful communion. The monkey building and the monkey rail were also created and enjoyed more than ever.
There are lots of attractions that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, such as the wooden coaster “Jupita”, the Giant Ferris Wheel, and the “Jojima Toy Kingdom” where children can play freely with toys on the vast site of 25 hectares. There are golf courses and hotels next to the amusement park.
New playground equipment such as the “Flower Ferris Wheel”, “Large Suspension Bridge” and “Superb View Hot Springs” are coming one after another. A long-established amusement park where parents and children can enjoy three generations relaxedly in a garden surrounded by lush nature, with the theme of “lazy mountain tent”. The competition of popular ducks is alive and enjoyable for children and adults all day.
A theme park where you can see the wild ecology of 1,300 animals of 70 species, including white rhinos, giraffes, and lions, on a site of about 115 ha. In addition to the “jungle bus” that can be fed directly, there are “squirrel monkey forest”, “contact ranch”, “cat salon”, “dog salon”, etc., where you can interact with animals and nature.
Located on an altitude of 600m, Lake Yamakami is surrounded by greenery with a lake circumference of 2km. Swans and carps are released on the lake, and the surrounding area is a campground, where many campers from around and outside the prefecture visit during the season, and are crowded with groups and families as a place for citizens to relax.
A plateau spread north of the city, about 3 km ahead of Alum Onsen. There is an observation deck overlooking Beppu Bay, and you can see not only the city area but also Oita City, the Kunisaki Peninsula, and as far as Shikoku. In addition, the night view is beautiful, and the scenery where the lights of the city spreading in front of you and the lights of the car give an exquisite contrast is outstanding. It has been registered as a “Japanese Night View Heritage” and “100 Best Japanese Night Views”.
It is a large gondola with a capacity of 101 and can be reached in about 10 minutes to the summit of Tsurumi-dake in Aso Kuju National Park. You can enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring, the night view of the city in summer, the foliage in autumn, and the hoarfrost in winter and the seasons and scenery of the four seasons.