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Beppu Tour in Oita

Fumi K.

4.33(6) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

Beppu is a popular hot spring town and blessed with not only its abundant thermal water but also a wide variety of baths. You can also enjoy the so-called “Hells of Beppu,” a tour of spectacular hot springs which are not for bathing but only for viewing.

Meeting Point

Oita Station or Beppu Station

Takasakiyama Monkey Park (1.5 hours)

Umitamago Aquarium (1.5hours)

Lunch (1 hour)

Steaming Sand Bath (1 hour)

Beppu Hells (1 to 2 hours)

Walking around Kannawa

Ending Point

Oita Station or Beppu Station

What to Expect

☆Wild monkeys are fed in Takasakiyama. Many people might imagine monkeys in the zoo, but monkeys are in a state of nature in Takasakiyama, and there is no cage came to the immediate side of tourists. You can see any monkey in the immediate vicinity from a slightly larger male monkey to a very cute child monkey.

☆"Uimidamago" is an aquarium with the theme of touching animals in the sea.

Umitatago is located next to Takasakiyama and faces the Beppu Bay.

In a huge aquarium with a height of 8 meters and a circumference of 65 meters, about 1,500 fishes inhabiting in "Bungo Waterway" and Beppu Bay etc swim. There are some shows.

Show Schedule

1.Dolphin Show ( approx. 30 min.)

(1)11:00~ (2)14:00~

2.Walrus Show ( approx. 30 min.)

(1)10:00~ (2)13:00~ (3)15:00~

3. Tropical fish feeding time

(1)12:00~ (2)13:30~

Beppu is a paradaise of hot springs famous for its high therapeutic effects, and offers beautiful scenery and various types of waters of different qualities.

☆Hell refers to the crater where fumarolic air, thermal mud and hot water are spiraling from the ground around 100 degrees. Some of Hells offer hot spring bath for foot.

☆I recommend steaming sand baths along the beach, because the sand heated by the steam containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.

☆Walking through the Kannawa hot spring town where steam rises here and there, you can taste the old fashioned hot spring resort that boasts a rich amount of hot water.

About food.

Toriten and dangojiru are a specialty of Oita. Toriten is a chicken that is battered and deep-fried, and Dangojiru is a soup with vegetables and noodles.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fee, lunch,entrance fee during tour

Entrance fee

Takasakiyama Monkey Park 510 yen

Umitamago Aquarium 2,200 yen

Beppu Hells 2000 yen

Important Information

I have a Takachiho tour. If you directly come from Fukuoka, I will meet at Takachiho.

There are some ways to Beppu.

From Hakata Station by train (2 hours, 6,000 yen(round ticket)).

From Hakata Station or Tenjin or Fukuoka Airport by bus (2.5 hours, 3,200 yen).

From Oita Airport by bus (1 hour, 1550 yen) .

From Yufuin by bus (1 hour, 900 yen).

From Oita by bus (30minutes, 500 yen).

We use bus or taxi.

1 bus per hour in many places of Beppu.

It takes about 10 to 20 minutes to go to each place.

About Home Page.

1.Takasakiyama Monkey Park http://www.takasakiyama.jp/takasakiyama/en/
2.Umitamago Aquarium https://www.umitamago.jp/en/

There are many other good places in and near Beppu.

This is Sanrio's theme park. If you like Kitty, you should go to there.

2.Kijimakogen Park http://www.kijimakogen-park.jp/

Jupiter, Japan 's first wooden coaster, boasting spectacular beauty built up with 60,000 pine trees,

is a popular No.1 attraction of Keijima.

Nature rich lakeside viewing Mt.Yufu and Mt.Tsurumi.

From the mountaintop of Tsurumidake with an altitude of 1,375 m, you can overlook the Beppu area,

as well as Yufu, Kuju Mountains, Chugoku and Shikoku area.

In addition, you can enjoy the seasons of nature and scenery, such as cherry blossoms and

Miyama Kirishima in spring, cool in summer, autumn leaves, and rime in winter.

It is one of the largest safari parks in Japan spreading in vast grasslands, and 70 species,

about 1400 wild animals live there.

Why do not you experience a powerful experience on the jungle bus?

Baby lions were born in April 2018 and you can take a photo of baby lion with you for only 2 months from June 2018.

It is an amusement park where you can feel popular animals in zoos and aquariums familiar.

Duck race is popular here, and you can bet 100 yen on each race. It will be fun for all generation.

If you use train many times in Japan, ''JAPAN RAIL PASS'' is convenient.

And if you use train only in Kyushu, it is better to check this.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Ravi C.

Dec 1, 2019

Excellent tour of Takachiho with personalized service

Fumi is an outstanding guide. My mother is a vegetarian and Fumi found a vegan-friendly restaurant for her near the bus station, and then arranged a taxi to see a couple of shrines and the gorge. She also communicated with our Ryokan to arrange a vegetarian breakfast. She was polite and kind throughout our tour and made it a special visit for us. Thank you Fumi!

Fumi K.

Thank you for the compliment. It was a good day for the tour with nice whether. There is a variety of foods in Japan. I would be happy if both of you were able to enjoy a meal. Thank you for joining my tour. And I hope you will come to Japan to enjoy our culture some day again.


Hugh D.

Jan 9, 2019

True professional

We engaged Fumi to assist with translating work. She took to the job with 100 percent professionalism. She knows the region and worked tirelessly for us.

Fumi K.

That's too much praise. But I appreciate you telling me that. Thank you. I hope that your work will be successful.

Kim K.

Nov 25, 2018

Awesome guide, fantastic time! Highly recommended!

Awesome guide, fantastic time! Highly recommended!

Fumi K.

Thank you for your nice comment. How was the first experience of the hot spring and animals in Beppu? There are various hot springs, so if you have a chance, please try other type of the hot springs and other sightseeing spots next time. I hope that Beppu is one of your favorite places.


Suandari L.

Oct 20, 2018

Dazaifu Tenman-gu shrine & seaside Momochi

Fumi met us at the pier to take us to Dazaifu. Very beautiful shrine surrounded by so many impressive years-old camphor and plum trees. The history itself was just fascinating. Before returning to the ship, we had a kaiseki dinner which was so unique in its presentation and flavour.Just exquisite! Thanks Fumi for a wonderful and memorable day in Fukuoka!

Fumi K.

Thank you for your comment. It was good that you enjoyed the shrine, dinner and night view. I am glad I could help with your important travel. And I'm very happy to hear that the tour will be a nice memory for all of you.

$225/ per group