Beppu, Oita, Japan
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Beppu, a city on the island of Kyushu in Japan, is most famous for its unique and numerous hot springs (onsen). The city is nestled between the sea and the mountains, offering a variety of natural attractions and cultural experiences. Beppu is also home to the 'Hells of Beppu', a series of spectacular hot springs for viewing rather than bathing. Let's explore the itinerary for your 3-day trip to this hot spring paradise.

What to do in Beppu?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Beppu. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the 'Hells of Beppu'

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the 'Hells of Beppu', a series of eight spectacular hot springs for viewing. Each 'Hell' has a unique feature, from the cobalt blue waters of 'Sea Hell' to the red mud 'Blood Pond Hell'.

Afternoon

Head to the Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center to learn about the city's bamboo craft tradition. Participate in a bamboo craft workshop and create your own souvenir.

Evening

Relax in one of the city's many onsens. Try the sand bath experience at Beppu Beach Sand Bath, where you are buried in naturally heated sand.


Day 2: Discover Beppu's Natural Beauty

Morning

Visit the Beppu Ropeway and take a cable car ride to the top of Tsurumi Mountain. Enjoy panoramic views of Beppu city and the Beppu Bay.

Afternoon

Explore the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden, home to a large population of wild monkeys. Then, visit the Oita Fragrance Museum where you can learn about various fragrances and even create your own perfume.

Evening

Dine at a local restaurant and try Beppu's famous Toriten (chicken tempura) and Jigoku Mushi (hell-steamed) cuisine.


Day 3: A Day of Leisure and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Beppu Park, a beautiful park with a variety of plants and flowers. Enjoy a leisurely walk or rent a boat for a ride on the park's pond.

Afternoon

Head to the Beppu Bay Service Area for shopping. You can find a variety of local products, from food to crafts.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to the Beppu Tower, a symbol of the city. Enjoy the night view of Beppu from the observation deck.


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