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3-2-18 Kitahama, Beppu 874-0920 Oita Prefecture
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly onsen ryokan in Beppu, look no further than Yamada Bessou.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Beppu, Yamada Bessou is located a short distance from Momoco (0.1 mi) and Beppu Tower (0.1 mi).

Rooms at Yamada Bessou provide air conditioning and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Yamada Bessou guests have access to baggage storage. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Yamada Bessou.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Amamichaya, Sabo Shinanoya, and Wakura, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Beppu is also known for some great hot springs, including Hells of Beppu, Umi Jigoku, and Kamado Jigoku, which are not too far from Yamada Bessou.

The staff at Yamada Bessou looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Open-air bath
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English, Japanese
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Steve Busby wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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I personally loved it here and actually stayed one night longer than I intended. Service: so kind and homely. The staff are smiling and eager to help you with anything. The breakfast is very very nice and totally worth the 1000yen. I planned a hike one morning and so asked for a Bento breakfast which they made for me. It was also delicious. Building: is quite old, so yes, the floor creaks and makes noise. The walls are thin, so yes, noise carries. I think it adds to the charm of the place. I will admit that the toilets are a little awkwardly set up outside the rooms and probably not so sound insulated, but I was one of the only customers during my stay so that didn't really matter to me. Onsen: there are two- an open air onsen that you can reserve for private use during its open hours (which is most of the day) and an inside one which I think is open all the time. The towels have a lovely smell to them and I really really loved the outdoor bath. It must be incredible to be there as a couple or as a family Overall: I highly recommend it! If you want something with luxury or great privacy don't come here. If you want an authentic Japanese old style ryokan, then definitely check it out.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Justbackandlovedit wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland215 contributions194 helpful votes
This was a fabulous Ryoken style accommodation with amazing and helpful staff and very comfortable rooms throughout. The onsen facilities were immaculate and the rotonburi was fabulous. A pleasant walk from the train station and close to all amenities. Beppu is a lovely place to visit and this is the only place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PKRead26 wrote a review Oct 2019
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely old-fashioned ryokan on a quiet street, surrounded by a small garden. We stayed in the largest room, which is stunning and has its own windowed seating area and toilet area. Other rooms have shared toilets. The large outdoor private bath, which can be shared by more than person, is gorgeous and can be reserved in advance in 30-minute slots. The indoor baths, separated for men and women, are simple but also very pleasant and clean and can be used any time. We were a group of six, and used the baths several times a day. Breakfast is served in a large communal room, and is delicious Japanese fare. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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vincentParisFrance wrote a review Aug 2019
Paris France208 contributions126 helpful votes
The hotel is an old charming family house and is runned by a very friendly lady and delightful staff. Japanese rooms are nice (some are with private toilets and bathroom). The indoor onsen is pleasant and the outdoor onsen is very beautiful. Nothing to fault and a truly nice place to stay in Beppu close to Beppu station in a very quiet residential area (5/10 mn walk to many restaurants)
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Verene L wrote a review Aug 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom39 contributions10 helpful votes
On one level it reminds me of ‘cabanes’ in the alps, even though it is by the sea, and (in August, just before a storm) it is pretty warm and humid. But the ‘feel’ is there, and by that I mean the friendly comradeship, the good but unfussy food, the ‘just right’ feel of being a welcome guest in a friendly and beautiful house. There is no price or stars you can put on that. The rooms are traditional and comfortable, the only drawback being having to traipse out of your room if you want to go to the shared loo, which is ok but not my favourite situation. The breakfast is very good value, not too fussy and very tasty.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Flemming C wrote a review May 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions63 helpful votes
In order for a ryokan to fulfill its purpose, three things must be in place: the atmosphere, the atmosphere and the atmosphere. ☺️ All three factors are top notch. Yamada Bessou is an oasis of calm in Beppu, which is otherwise a somewhat messy town. On the creaking wooden floors that lead to the rooms of this old, atmospheric house, you are in a completely different peaceful universe, the staff are absolutely gracious, welcoming and helpful, and the breakfast is excellent. Their outdoor onsen bath is also very beautifully landscaped. The shared toilets are just a reality one quickly adjusts to.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sinjoorAntwerp wrote a review Nov 2018
Antwerp270 contributions135 helpful votes
I love staying in real houses, beautiful old houses with a history, not a concrete huge building, run by a company. Yamada Bessou is such a house, with a history, family owned, and cared for by that family. Check in in Japan is usually very strict : 15h00, not sooner and not too much after that either. So it was a pleasant surprise that, when we went to the ryokan earlier in order to ask if they were willing to keep our luggage, the owner spontaneously offered an early check in. This made that we could still visit the famous Beppu Hells at leisure. We had a large room upstairs, with private toilet. And we booked the rotenburo (outside onsen) for next morning. The outside area is recently renovated with care for the old tree and interesting inflow of the water. The breakfast was excellent and it was a joy to see that there were several groups of young Japanese visitors sharing the premises. Eager to experience the life of their forebears. I heartily recommend this place.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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NYLON_nomad wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom3499 contributions740 helpful votes
I was staying there solo when I went to visit a friend from a college. Owner was friendly and caring. It’s bit old fashioned ryokan but it was very comfortable to stay. There are two kinds of Onsens available; one for different sex and the other was outside. It’s free to use the outside hot spring by reserving in advance.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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ChaleeHo wrote a review May 2018
Thailand23 contributions
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Very traditonal japanese. Room is clean. Onsen is very nice especially outdoor onsen. Host and staff very friendly. Good location near trainstation where you can take a bus tour for Hell of Beppu. Breakfast is also delicious.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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travelbug wrote a review May 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia129 contributions55 helpful votes
The ryokan will allow you to choose one yukata from some selections of yukata. Yukata size vary from small to large. The ryokan looks very traditional, love it. Service was very good from the time we checked in till we left. The ryokan's okami was very friendly. Our room (Beppu) was big. We have an in room bath and toilet that was pretty retro. Breakfast just require a small fees, totally worth the price. Yummy and healthy. Enjoyed our stay there. Please remember to leave your shoes in the storage near the main entrance.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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US$95 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanKyushuOita PrefectureBeppu
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Frequently Asked Questions about YAMADABESSOU
Which popular attractions are close to YAMADABESSOU?
Nearby attractions include Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya (0.4 km), Beppu Tower (0.2 km), and Yayoi Tengu (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at YAMADABESSOU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at YAMADABESSOU?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at YAMADABESSOU?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to YAMADABESSOU?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toyotsune Honten, Hajime Zushi, and Beer Pub Robata Jin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at YAMADABESSOU?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to YAMADABESSOU?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yunohana Goya (6.2 km), Eifuku-ji Temple (4.5 km), and Ikime Shrine (3.7 km).