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Onsen cultural odyssey

1 reviewBeppu, Japan

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Experience hosted by Diagoras & Yayoi

8.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet at Beppu station at 09.20am and use buses for the longer distances.

We will visit a local greenhouse out of the touristic path which has a private onsen inside! Afterwards we will explore the amazing hidden backstreets of Kannawa, observe the pipes, steam & various unique installations for the hot springs while learning about them plus some of the areas history.
Then we will go further north to visit a temple which only locals go, learn a bit about the religions in Japan, knock at the monks door and get permission to use the temple's onsen!
We will return to Kannawa for a Japanese lunch, we will even taste - drink some hot spring water!
We will proceed towards the mountain in the Myoban area. We will visit a secluded shrine, explore the backstreets with sulfur fields, steam vents, traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts and a private sulfuric onsen.
Heading back we will visit a landmark to have a 360 degrees view of the whole of Beppu while explaining a bit of its unique geographical features. Finally we will go back to Beppu station.
We meet at Beppu station at 09.20am and use buses for the longer distances.

We will visit a local greenhouse out of the touristic path which has a private onsen inside! Afterwards we will explore the amazing hidden backstreets of Kannawa, observe the pipes, steam & various unique installations for the hot springs while learning about them plus some of the areas history.
Then we will go further north to visit a temple which only lo…

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What's included

  • Food
    Japanese style lunch
  • Drinks
    A small bottle of water
  • Tickets
    Entrances to the onsens and for one city landmark
  • Transport
    Day pass for buses, for covering the longer distances
  • Equipment
    Towel and shampoos for the onsen
From ₹7,943
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Diagoras & Yayoi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1 Review
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Greetings! My name is Dia, after almost a decade on the road traveling, cycling Japan & then from Japan to Greece through the Silk Road, moved to Beppu, the place where my wife Yayoi has spent a lot of time when she was a child. With her knowledge about the area, tips from the locals, our wanderlust combined & after endless exploration we want to share with you the real Beppu.
We will explore the backstreets where tourists don't go, visiting local places and hot springs! Let’s find out what makes this place so special, a bit of history, the onsen culture, the food and peoples lifestyle :)

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We usually start around 9:20 in the morning. If your desired date/time for this experience is not available please contact us to see what we can do.
Greetings! My name is Dia, after almost a decade on the road traveling, cycling Japan & then from Japan to Greece through the Silk Road, moved to Beppu, the place where my wife Yayoi has spent a lot of time when she was a child. With her knowledge about the area, tips from the locals, our wanderlust combined & after endless exploration we want to share with you the real Beppu.
We will explore the backstreets where tourists don't go, visiting local places and hot springs! Let’s find out what…
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Where you'll be

We will be visiting: -Local areas and onsens which tourists usually never visit -A greenhouse with an onsen -A temple with an onsen -A private sulfur onsen -Backstreets of Kannawa & Myoban -Steam & pipes installations - Sulfur fields & traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts -A landmark with panoramic views of the whole city and the mountains

1 review

Céline
September 2019
Dia is the loveliest tourguide and knew so much about the area, the onsen culture and history of Beppu/Kannawa. He even prepared little Onsen baskets for us and the biked were in excellent condition!! He's also very open and flexible to personalize the tour which we appreciated a lot.
Dia is the loveliest tourguide and knew so much about the area, the onsen culture and history of Beppu/Kannawa. He even prepared little Onsen baskets for us and the biked were in e…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

In case you are more than 4 people please contact us.

What to bring

Passport or ID. (required for all visitors while travelling in Japan)