Getting to Beppu

By air
  • 4 h
  • ¥9,000 - 43,000

JAL, ANA, Solaseed, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan operate frequent flights between Tokyo (mostly Haneda Airport, except Peach and Jetstar which use Narita Airport) and Oita Airport near Beppu. Flight duration is 90 minutes. The regular one way fare by JAL and ANA is about 41,500 yen, but discount tickets are usually available for around 17,000 to 25,000 yen. Fares by Solaseed Air are typically 20 percent lower than those by JAL and ANA, while the fares by Peach and Jetstar start from around 7,000 yen.

The one way bus journey between Oita Airport and Beppu takes 50 minutes and costs 1500 yen. All buses stop at Beppu Kitahama, and a few buses also serve JR Beppu Station. Several rental car companies have an outlet at Oita Airport.

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Getting around

Beppu's attractions are spread all across the city and are best explored by rental car or bus. The city's bus network is operated by two companies: Kamenoi Bus and Oita Kotsu.

Kamenoi Bus provides access to most places in Beppu except the Takasakiyama Monkey Park and the Umitamago Aquarium. Kamenoi also offers practical 1-day and 2-day unlimited bus passes (1000 and 1600 yen respectively) that cover all of the sites within central Beppu. Special wide versions of the passes (1700 and 2600 yen) include the buses to Yufuin. Oita Kotsu operates buses to the monkey park, the aquarium and to Oita Airport.

Highway buses and most airport buses stop at the Kitahama bus terminal, which can be reached from Beppu Station in about a 5-10 minute walk. Beppu Port, with ferry connections to Shikoku and Osaka, can be reached in a ten minute bus ride from Beppu Station or the Kitahama bus terminal.

The closest airport to Beppu is Oita Airport. Buses connect the airport with Beppu's Kitahama bus terminal in 50 minutes and for 1500 yen one way.

Hotels around Beppu

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    • Yamada Bessou
      Mid-range
      Within a 10-minute walk from Beppu Station. Free WiFi is available. Surrounded by greenery, air-conditioned rooms have a seating area with large windows and garden views. They have tatami-mat flooring and Japanese futon bedding. Female guests can choose their yukata robe to wear in the room. Guests can reserve an outdoor hot spring bath for private use, or relax in the public indoor bath available 24 hours a day. Massage treatments can be arranged. The hotel offers free parking. Yamada Bessou serves a Japanese breakfast, with only fresh seasonal ingredients. Free coffee is offered at the lobby. Yamada Bessou Ryokan is a 10-minute walk from the Takegawa Onsen hot spring area, and a 45-minute drive from Oita Airport. Beppu Station offers a 25-minute bus to Kannawa Onsen hot spring area.
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    • Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu is set in Beppu, 20 km from Oita Bank Dome and 500 metres from Beppu Station. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, Select Beppu and Yayoi Tengu. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 38 km from Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu.
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    • AMANE resort GAHAMA
      Luxury
      AMANE resort GAHAMA features a hot spring bath and free private parking, and is within 24 km of Oita Bank Dome and 4.4 km of Beppu Station. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a lift and full-day security, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The ryokan has family rooms. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. The ryokan offers some units with sea views, and units are fitted with a balcony. The units are equipped with heating facilities. A bar can be found on-site. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Guests can also relax in the garden. Oita Station is 16 km from the ryokan, while Kinrinko Lake is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 33 km from AMANE resort GAHAMA.
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    • BEPPU HOSTEL U&T
      Budget-friendly
      250 metres from Beppu Tower, BEPPU HOSTEL U&T is set in Beppu and features a garden and a terrace. The property is close to Beppu Park, B-Con Plaza and Beppu Art Museum. The property is 3.1 km from Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center. The private bathroom is equipped with a bidet. Beppu Rakutenchi is 3.6 km from the guest house. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 39 km from BEPPU HOSTEL U&T.
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    • AMANE resort SEIKAI
      Luxury
      Boasting luxurious guest rooms with open-air hot spring bath overlooking the ocean, AMANE resort SEIKAI is a 7-minute walk from JR Beppu Daigaku Station. It features spacious public hot spring baths and a spa salon. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the public area, and parking is available at no charge. Fitted with dark wooden flooring and chic furnishings, each spacious room offers great ocean views. Guests can unwind on comfortable sofas or tatami (woven-straw) mats, and watch Blu-ray movies on a flat-screen TV. The Seikai provides large public baths and hot tubs on the ground floor and top floor. Spa Sheer Pearl offers ultimate relaxation with delicate massages and treatments. A gift shop and drink vending machines are available on site, and luggage can be stored at the 24-hour front desk for free. JR Beppu Station is a 15-minute drive and Oita Airport is a 40-minute drive from the property. Beppu Jigoku-meguri hot springs are within a 15-minute drive. Umitamago Aquarium is a 30-minute drive away. Gen serves traditional Japanese cuisine using seasonal and local ingredients. Eitaro restaurant offers various fresh seafood meals, while Japanese-Western fusion dishes can be enjoyed at Ban-ya.
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    • GALLERIA MIDOBARU
      Luxury
      Set in Beppu, 25 km from Oita Bank Dome, GALLERIA MIDOBARU offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers room service, free shuttle service and free WiFi. All rooms have a balcony with views of the city. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. At GALLERIA MIDOBARU all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a buffet or Italian breakfast. At GALLERIA MIDOBARU guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot spring bath. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Beppu, like cycling. Beppu Station is 5 km from GALLERIA MIDOBARU, while Oita Station is 17 km away. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.
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    • Kannawaen
      Luxury
      Kannawaen is an entirely non-smoking accommodation that features a garden, terrace and bar in Beppu. 100 metres from Hells of Beppu, the property is also 500 metres away from Jigokumushikobo Kannawa. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service for guests. There is an designated smoking area on site. All guest rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries, while certain rooms will provide you with mountain views. All units will provide guests with a desk and a kettle. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. There is an on-site restaurant, which serves a variety of Asian dishes. The property has a hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near Kannawaen include Hyotan Onsen, Yukemori Observatory and Oita Fragrance Museum. Oita Airport is 31 km away.
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    • Beppu Kannawa Onsen HIROMIYA
      Budget-friendly
      Providing city views, Beppu Kannawa Onsen HIROMIYA is located in the Kannawa Onsen district of Beppu, 26 km from Oita Bank Dome and 5.5 km from Beppu Station. With a shared lounge, the 2-star ryokan has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the ryokan, every unit is equipped with a tatami. At the ryokan, the units are equipped with bed linen and towels. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Popular points of interest near the ryokan include Yama Jigoku, Hells of Beppu and Oita Fragrance Museum. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 35 km from Beppu Kannawa Onsen HIROMIYA.
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    • Beppu Showaen
      Luxury
      Boasting in-room hot spring baths and seasonal gourmet Japanese multi-course meals, Beppu Showaen provides chic Japanese-style individual house accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is offered in the public area, and parking in available for free. Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, spacious houses feature a low table and seating cushions. A flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with tea bags are also provided. Each house comes with an in-room hot spring bath or an open-air bath. The rooms are also provided with local beer and natural water. Special amenities for men and women are provided. See 'Important Information' for details. While staying at the Showaen, guests can request massages or purchase souvenirs from the on-site gift shop. Guests can reserve a spacious hot spring bath for private use at time of check-in, and complimentary green tea is served in the lobby. The property is an 8-minute drive from JR Beppu Station, and free shuttles are available from the station when requested at least 1 day in advance. Rakutenchi amusement park is a 3-minute walk and a 5-minute lift ride away. Fresh seafood and local ingredients are featured in Japanese multi-course meals, which are served in the guestroom with a Nakai (personal attendant) service. Special meal requests can be accommodated.
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    • Beppu Nagomitsuki
      Mid-range
      Beppu Nagomitsuki in Beppu provides adults-only accommodation with an open-air bath and a garden. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. Guests can use the hot spring bath and the public bath, or enjoy garden views. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At the ryokan, all units are allergy-free. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Oita Bank Dome is 24 km from the ryokan, while Beppu Station is 4.8 km away. The nearest airport is Oita Airport, 33 km from Beppu Nagomitsuki.
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