Dec 6, 2015

Best shots in Beppu from a tourist

These are taken by a tourist.

<Beppu Station>

<Seaside view>

<Beppu Tower>

Thank you very much for sending us photos.
Sorry for posting them too late.
We are so glad you enjoyed in Beppu on a sunny day.
Hope you come back to Beppu in the near future.

                                                                                                                        From BIP

Best shots in Beppu from tourists

These are wonderful pictures taken by tourists from Saitama in Japan


<Takegawara Onsen>

<Kitahama area>

Dear Mr. Photographer, 

Thank you very much for sending wonderful photos. Sorry for posting them too late.
We believe that you enjoyed in Beppu. Please come back to Beppu again!!

                                                                                                                        From BIP

Aug 24, 2014

Best shots in Beppu from a tourist

These photos were taken by a tourist from Nagasaki. She is working as an English teacher there.
She really enjoyed many kinds of hot springs and foods in Beppu.

<She is relaxed in the foot bath next to Jigokumushi-Kobo in Kannawa>

<She is eating Reimen >

<She strikes a pose in front of Takegawara-Onsen>

Dear Ms. Photographer, 

Thank you for sending very cute photos.We are so glad to know you love Beppu.
Come back to Beppu again sometime soon!!

Please don't hesitate to contact us, if you find the wrong terms in this post. 
                                                                                                                          From BIP

Mar 31, 2014



As of April 1, 2014, FTIO will reform its body from a private organization to a General Corporation. Based on this reform, the name of the new organization will be Beppu International Plaza (BIP). 

BIP will provide the wide range of tourist information to foreign visitors to Beppu and the surrounding areas as in the past.
At the same time, BIP will expand its roll to help foreign people who live in the city through various types of activities including Japanese language class, calligraphy class and cross-cultural meeting.
Additionally, BIP will provide English, Korean and Chinese classes for Beppu locals to be able to communicate with foreign people as well as for BIP staff to enhance their activities.

We really appreciate your understanding and continuous cooperation to our new organization.

We remain yours truly,

Fusho Yamamoto

Best shots in Beppu from a tourist

These photos were taken by a tourist from abroad.

<Jigokumushi-Kobo:Steam cooking Kitchen>

steam cooking! natural and healthy. you will operate by yourself, very unique and amazing experience! and food is tasty~

one of the 8 hells, blue as the sea

<Lake Shidaka>


Thank you very much for sending us postcard-worthy photos.
We are so glad you had a wonderful time in Beppu.
Hope you come back to Beppu in the near future.

                                                                                                                        From FTIO staff

Sep 19, 2013

The 54rd Kannawa Yuami Festival

The 54th Kannawa Yuami Festival is going to be held this weekend ( Sep. 21st 〜23rd) in Kannawa Onsen Area to thank 'Ippen Shonin', a notable Buddhist priest, for his dedication to the development of Kannawa Onsen. This area has flourished as an ONSEN resort, since 'Ippen Shonin' developed it in the 13th century.

 'Ippen Shonin' founded 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji'

During the festival,  the Kannawa locals wash and clean the wooden statue of 'Ippen Shonin', which is usually kept in 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji' Temple, in hot-spring facilities such as 'Mushiyu' and 'Shibunoyu'. This Buddhism ceremony called as 'Yuami-Houyou'  is  held on Sep.23.

▼Other events on Sep. 21st〜 23rd
● Rice cake making : Sep 21 11:00〜
● Flea market : Sep. 22  10:00〜17:00
● Dedicatory dances : Sep. 22 19:00〜20:30
● Free admission to Mushiyu : Sep 23 6:30〜20:00
● The chigo Parade : Sep. 23 11:30〜

See Beppu Navi for photos taken in the last year event.. 
Please visit FTIO Kannawa Office for more information.