Beppu is one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, producing more hot spring water than any other resort in the country. Set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it's home to more than 2,000 onsen.
One of eight hot springs in the area, what sets Beppu apart is the sheer variety of ways to enjoy the rejuvenating qualities of the thermal baths. Alongside the traditional hot water baths, you might also choose to sample a hot sand bath where you are buried up to your neck in naturally warmed sands, steam or even mud baths.
Jigoku Meguri – The "hells" of Beppu are seven spectacular hot springs for viewing rather than bathing, where hot water vigorously erupt from the ground. Nearby Yufuin is also well worth a visit with a wealth of cafes, boutiques and art museums.
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