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Hyotan Onsen

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Address: 159-2, Kannawa, Beppu 874-0042, Oita Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 977-66-0527
09:00 - 01:00
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We walked to these Steam Baths from our cruise ship (35 mins good uphill exercise) and were pleased to have the relief of the baths (750 yen). The English of the staff is not good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family onsen since we have tattoos and young children. This place was 2 minute walk from the Happy Neko ( I recommend this place you can stay in a studio apartment with kitchen or a Japanese style room in the main home!) we walked over and booked the private outdoor onsen! It was really amazing our boys... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We walked to these Steam Baths from our cruise ship (35 mins good uphill exercise) and were pleased to have the relief of the baths (750 yen). The English of the staff is not good and the explanations of the facility involved a lot of gesticulating, nodding and pointing. As well as a range of refreshing hot water and steam... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice way to end a busy day. Give your mind and body some relaxing moments. We did the sand bath as well but this was very much trouble for a brief moment of rest.

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1 Thank mieppus
Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It is a really good hot spring, they even have the private hot spring for family at a reasonable price. The food is not as good as the hot spring though.

1 Thank junhuy
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

4 years living in Beppu, and Hyotan is by far the BEST hot spring. I love the sand bath, where we can just relax, sleep, or read a book. I love the groggy feeling after getting up from the sand bath and while brushing off the sand just to move to the hot spring and get more relaxed. I love... More 

1 Thank Tisya Andhini A
Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Very nice place and very clean. But I guess I was expecting more from what I have heard about it. First sand bath was nothing special, no-one can help you so you will end ups always with an arm out of the sand. Second the onsen here are just warm, there is not one very hot. The steam bath is... More 

1 Thank JimiRocknroll
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I've been to many onsens and this one tops my list. Not only are there 8 baths to soak in, including an outdoor bath, there are also sand baths for a small extra fee. Unlike many popular, touristy onsens, this one still maintained a "natural" feel to it. And the water was full of good sulfur for the mineral benefits... More 

1 Thank Makaya M
Tokyo, Giappone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I love in Beppu and I often go to Hyotan onsen to have a relaxing bath. The place is in the traditional Kannawa Area and offers nice onsen (waterfalls, onsen outside, sauna). If you go after 18.00 it's cheaper.

1 Thank Masato0918
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

If I remember correctly, there are 8 different types of baths in the men's onsen. I enjoyed the the bath with waterfalls where the water from the hot spring comes gushing down onto my shoulders, hips, legs etc. They also have sand bath, which is worth trying!

Thank rimuyt28
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Hyotan is a highly eaten onsen in Beppu, and this is not without merit. The place is very clean and they have a number of different types of onsen. Separate facilities for men and women, unless you hire a private one (from the pictures, this just seemed to be a wooden square onsen, so we gave it a miss). After... More 

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