Welcome to hell! Beppu Jikoku, Oita.

Last summer I went to Beppu for a few days. Unfortunately as the trip drew closer Kyushu was hit by a bloody typhoon. The typhoon passed but we were still on the back end of the weather so it rained for most of the time 😦

Anyway here are some photos of the 2 day trip.

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Great view of Beppu from the private spa.

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Quite a fancy 7/11 across the street from the hotel.  Inside is standard 7/11.

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All year Xmas?  Suginoi Hotel, Beppu.

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The hotel was OK, very big and a lot of visitors.  A little like cattle class of hotels.  But the food was great and the morning sunrise even better.

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The whole of Beppu is like a hot spring.  Apparently all the hot water for the city is supplied by the surrounding volcanic hills.

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A wet gift shop and some big pots steaming eggs and sweet potatoes.  Steam just seems to be pouring out of everywhere in Beppu.

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The entrance to Beppu Jikoku.

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The ‘Blood Red’ lagoon.  Well advised not to touch, it’s red for a reason!

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A road stop at Jumonju lookout just before heading into Beppu.

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Shiraike pond. Right out front of the nice visitors center.

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Even though it kinda looks cold, it was the middle of summer so yours truly dressed appropriately for the weather despite the rain.

 

Words and photos by Stuart

 

 

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