One of eight hot spring resorts nestled in the hills above Beppu City, Myoban Onsen is famous for its health benefits and sulfurous smell that seeps out from the ground. Many hot springs offer both indoor and outdoor baths.
A milky bath or mud bath, which are popular as skin and face treatments
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 is made using time-honored techniques
Beppu Station can be reached by Limited Express Train from Hakata, Oita, Miyazaki and Hitoyoshi as well as neighboring areas.
From Beppu Station, take a Kamenoi Bus bound for the Asia Pacific University and get off at Myoban. It will take about 25 minutes.
Myoban Onsen became the first area in Japan to harvest yu-no-hana for health and beauty treatments because of its positive effect on hemostasis and diarrhea.
The process dates from the 17th century and is still carried out today in huts. Look inside them or check out yu-no-hana goods in the local shop.