[WATCH] A Day in Beppu, Japan
Video of a Full Day Being a Tourist in Beppu
‘The Hot Spring City’
Beppu, down on the southernmost part of Japan, is a great destination for travellers wanting to get a really authentic feel for Japan while escaping the crowds. It is a small city nestled on the side of a mountain which is famous for it’s natural hot springs, and is also the reason why the whole town smells like rotting eggs. But don’t let that deter you as Beppu is a really interesting destination, and you’ll get used to the smell.
If you didn’t see the last post, this is a segment of the blog that I’m going to do regularly called ‘A Day In…’ For a whole day I’ll film with a GoPro on my head doing touristy things and then speed it up in the edit. This segment transports you to a destination so you can get a feel of the vibes before you go there. And the best thing is that it doesn’t give too much away!
So, have a watch of A Day In Beppu:
Want to know where I went and how much it cost me when I was there? Here’s a list of the information alongside a timecode. Click on the timecode in the Youtube Description and it will take you to the exact point in the video.
00:04 My hostel; Beppu Guest House. ¥2, 000 per night for 4 bed dorm
00:13 Bus to Jigoku; ‘8 Hells of Beppu’ ¥1,800 for all hells
00:27 The “spout hell” features a boiling hot geyser, which erupts every 30-40 minutes
00:39 The “blood pond hell” features a pond of hot, red water and a large souvenir shop. It is one of the more photogenic of the eight hells
00:49 “Monster mountain hell”. A large number of crocodiles are bred and kept on the grounds here. It’s really weird…
01:04 One of the more beautiful hells, the “sea hell” features a pond of boiling, blue water. In its spacious gardens, there are a few other, orange coloured hells and a large, clear water pond with lotus flowers
01:19 The “white pond hell” features a pond of hot, milky water. The pond is surrounded by a well-kept garden
01:25 The “mountain hell” features small ponds of steaming hot water and a run-down zoo with large animals in small cages
01:29 This hell is named after the mud bubbles, which emerge from boiling mud pools and look like the shaven heads of monks, apparently
01:37 Takasakiyama Monkey Park ¥510
02:06 White Onsen bath
02:25 Friendly Japanese man outside Onsen
02:35 Ramen for dinner ¥800
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
$1 USD = ¥113.61 JPY
I was there: May 2013 – Late Spring
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