"Hot Sand Bath Worth the Visit Alone!!!!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Beppu by aussiedoug
Beppu Travel Guide: 74 reviews and 165 photos
Beppu is rated in the travel guides as being 'touristy', glitzy, gauche etc' and in some ways that's true, but all the same I'm glad we visited.
We only stayed a couple of nights as part of the first week of our honeymoon in Dec/Jan 1992, comprising a week in Japan and three weeks in the USA.
Please check my Must See Activities for the tip which I believes make visiting this place worthwhile on its own! The chapter title above refers to it so read on (to that tip!).
And, as you can see, some quite nice scenery around Beppu.
NO! I'm not referring to my then newly wed wife (although she is all right!), but the scenery of Beppu itself. It is quite pretty down around the bay as can be seen, at least a little of, in this picture
Yes, uphill, but I don't know if that translates into "Uptown" (as in the Billy Joel song sense of the word) or not. Didn't really see enough of Beppu to know where the upmarket areas within it were.
Shows clearly what we noticed about much of southern Japan's coastal regions. Hills coming down close to the coast/beach itself and building occurring whereever the land was either flat enough or not too hilly as to make it dangerous in earthquakes, landslides etc.
- Pros:Hot Sand Bath, Hot Sand Bath, Hot Sand Bath!!!!!!!
- Cons:Can be touristy if that's how you want to judge it
- In a nutshell:See my pro's above!
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