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Takegawara Onsen 竹瓦温泉

Takegawa Hot Springs Takegawa Hot Springs
Takegawa Hot Springs Takegawa Hot Springs

A historic onsen with sand baths

Built in 1879, Takegawara Onsen is one of the oldest and most famous of Beppu's hot springs.

Quick Facts

Takegawara Onsen takes its name from the original roof, which was made of bamboo thatch.

Its onsen building is a symbol of Beppu Hot Spring

The building's distinctive gabled wooden roof dates from 1938

How to Get There

You can get to the onsen by train.

You can reach Beppu Station via limited express train from Hakata, Oita, Miyazaki, and Hitoyoshi as well as neighboring areas. The onsen is a ten-minute walk from Beppu Station .

Therapeutic effects through water or sand

Choose an onsen soak or a sand bath. During the latter, attendants will envelop your yukata-clad body in heaps of hot sand. The baths can help with digestive problems, stiffness, bruises and sprains, neuralgia, and sensitivity to cold.

Amenities such as body soap, towels, and hair dryers are available for a small fee.

The onsen is closed on the third Wednesday of the month unless that day is a holiday, in which case it will be closed the following day.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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