Takegawa Hot Springs
Takegawara Onsen (Hot spring) was built in 1879. It has been renovated a few times since then. The wooden roof was built in 1902 and has been a symbolic bath house for Beppu hot spring resort. There are sand baths too. It is worth experiencing at least once. It is one of its oldest and most renowned. Even if you don’t go inside, the distinctive and traditional building alone is worth a visit. It features two types of baths: a regular bath and sand bath. Just take care when getting in! The water is hot, even for an onsen.
Address: 16-23 Moto-machi, Beppu-shi, Oita
Hours open to visitors: 8:00 - 22:30
Admission Fee: Normal bath 100 yen, Sand bath, 1,000 yen
Closed: Third Wednesdays (If it is a holiday, it will be closed the next day.)
Directions: 15 minutes by car toward Beppu Station from Beppu IC on oita Expressway.