One of the biggest onsen town in Kyusyu !
I got on the train at Hita station and my target was Beppu ! Last onsen on the list of Bungo three major onsen !
And then you finally can meet the train “to Beppu”.
Oh my ! So inconvenient ! I left Hita around 3 p.m. ! Already 2 hours passed !
Kyusyu’s railway system is generally inconvenient compared with Tokyo and Osaka. If you go there and use train or bus, you should examine well in advance.
I examined in advance well, still I was astonished.
When I got to my accommodation named “Beppu Guest House”, it was already 6 p.m.
Anyway, I didn’t want to walk around Beppu town with my baggage, I went straight to my accommodation and checked in.
It is large accommodation and had dormitories. It cost me only 1500 yen.
After I left my baggage in my room, I went out for seeking the bus stop (Beppu Kitahama Bus Center) that I used the next day and my dinner.
I could find the bus stop easily, but I couldn’t find my dinner.
Because,,, I didn’t feel like eating anything. My stomach wasn’t empty.
So, I went to the supermarket near the station and bought instant ramen 😛
Beppu tower in front of the bus stop. You can enjoy karaoke here 😉
Then I went back to my accommodation and ate the noodle.
After that I got out of the house again and went to the onsen facility.
Of course ! I took Beppu onsen bath ! This onsen facility cost us only 100 yen !
But there is no washing space.
Though there is sand bath (extra charge is required)
I didn’t take the sand bath because it takes much time (About one hour or so). I wanted to go to bar after that 😛
It was built in 1879 and then rebuilt in 1938. We can enjoy Beppu onsen in such a historical architecture.
Well, I went to bar after that. Here. Bar Inoue.
I heard it is the most popular bar in Beppu area.
Strawberry smoothie cocktail (いちごのスムージーカクテル)
It was like kakigori. Very cold and tasty ! I felt hot because I took hot bath. So, this cold dessert was really comfortable.
Though I didn’t take the photo, I had China Blue (チャイナブルー), too.
I forgot these exact price, but it cost me 3000 yen sharp in all.
When we went back to my accommodation, many people was gathering in the chatting room. I joined them and drunk Japanese sake there 😛
There were many people from abroad like France, Taiwan, China…. that was great time 🙂
Beppu have many inexpensive dormitories and onsen facilities. So Beppu is good for money-saving travel.
Beppu Guest House (別府ゲストハウス)
Address / 1-12 Ekimaecho, Beppu-shi, Oita
Station / Beppu station (JR)
Dormitory / 1575 yen (tax included)
Reservations / Booking.com, agoda.com
Website / http://beppu.cloud-line.com/(in Japanese only)
Bar Inoue (Bar 井ノ上)
Address / 4-13, Motomachi, Beppu-shi, Oita
Bus stop / Beppu station (JR)
Open / 19:00 – 27:00
Sundays / 19:00 – 24:00
Close / No scheduled