Beppu

Beppu
Beppu
Beppu
Beppu
Beppu
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Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity: 10,000
Accommodation capacity: 2,350

CONTACT

BEPPU INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

Tel.
+81-977-26-7111
Fax.
+81-977-26-7100
URL
http://www.b-conplaza.jp/english/index.htm 
E-mail
info@b-conplaza.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

International onsen resort city

With 137,000 kilolitres of natural hot water gushing out each day, the highest volume in the country, Beppu is unquestionably Japan’s premier onsen hot spring resort. Located on the heights looking down on the city, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) has the most foreign students in Japan, and foreign tourists are visiting Beppu in greater numbers than ever. Visitors can enjoy several unique onsen on the famous Jigoku Meguri or Hell Tour. Other new excursions include the Beppu Hatto Walk, a guided tour by local residents, the Beppu Hatto Onsen-do, an in-depth introduction to onsen, and the B-kyu (grade-B) Gourmet Tour which introduces local foods. Ferries sail from Beppu Port 12 times a day, on four routes between Osaka and Shikoku.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kyushu & Okinawa
    Population:
    0.1 million (City)
  • Access:

    From Fukuoka Airport > central Beppu (Beppu Station): 2 hours by bus or train

    From Oita Airport > central Beppu (Beppu Station): 60 minutes by bus

  • Local Speciality:

    Beppu's hot spring resort reputation is reflected in its local cuisine. Soups and hotpots are musts here, especially the "Inferno Pot" - this uses the steam from the springs to cook local foods from the sea and mountains. Beppus is also well known for its blowfish dishes, pickled shaddock and chicken tempura.

    Local craftsman are known to produce bamboo crafts and lacquerware.

    Place to visit:

    Beppu is known, first and foremost, as one of Japan's biggest onsen (hot spring) destinatinos. There are 8 well known hot spring resorts in Beppu (Beppu, Hannawa, Kankaiji, Myoban, Kamegawa, Shibaseki, Horita and Hamawaki). The Jogoku-megiri tour (literally "Hell tour", so named for the heat of the springs), goes around various spring sites such as Umi-jigoku, Chi-no-umi-jigoku, Shiraike-jigoku and Tatsumaki-jigoku.

    Besides hot springs, the Beppu area is also home to the Uchinari Terraced Rice Fields, which offers spectacular views of over 1,000 terraced fields, and shows a perfect unity between man and nature.

Number of Rooms Hotel 955
Japanese Inn 3,500
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 2,350
Japanese Inn 25,000
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 6℃ 6℃ 9℃ 14℃ 18℃ 22℃ 26℃ 27℃ 23℃ 18℃ 13℃ 8℃
Average Precipitation 45mm 65mm 112mm 129mm 150mm 273mm 252mm 172mm 219mm 120mm 69mm 34mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • BEPPU INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
    Convention Facility
    Boasting considerable experience in hosting international conferences, this conv...
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    of Beds
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    8000 450 2000 2000 2756
  • HOTEL SHIRAGIKU
    Hotel

    Despite its convenient location in the middle of Beppu City, the Hotel Shirag...

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    of Beds
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    16 160 180 140
  • SUGINOI HOTEL
    Hotel
    The hotel is famous for the Tanoyu outdoor hot spring, from which bathers have a...
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    of Beds
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    562 1500 800 1200 500
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Jigoku Meguri (hell tour) of Beppu hot springs visits the “sea hell,” featuring cobalt blue water, the “blood pond hell,” featuring bright red water and the “mountain hell” with steaming hot water.

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