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Myoban Onsen 明礬温泉

Myoban Onsen Myoban Onsen
Myoban Onsen Myoban Onsen

Milky hot spring famous for sulfurous smells and beauty treatments

One of eight hot spring resorts nestled in the hills above Beppu City, Myoban Onsen is famous for its sulfurous smell that seeps out from the ground. Many hot springs offer both indoor and outdoor baths.

Don't Miss

  • A milky bath or mud bath, which makes your skin feel silky smooth
  • Seeing yu-no-hana crystals, the hot spring iron and aluminum deposits that resemble flowers
  • The area's traditional straw huts, where yu-no-hana are grown using time-honored techniques

How to Get There

Beppu Station can be reached by limited express train from Hakata , Miyazaki, and Kumamoto as well as from neighboring areas.

From Beppu Station , take a Kamenoi Bus bound for the Asia Pacific University and get off at Myoban. The journey takes around 25 minutes.

Benefits of yu-no-hana

Myoban Onsen's yu-no-hana are said to be good for stiff shoulders and neuralgia, and they have been collected for health and beauty reasons for many years.

The process dates from the 17th century and is still carried out today in yu-no-hana huts. Look inside them or check out yu-no-hana goods in the local shop.

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

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