The pictures below is the view from a private bath in Sakuratei (ryokan, Japanese inn) located on a hillside of Kannawa hot spring area.
|The sign says 'Sora no Yu' which means 'the hot spring in the sky'.|
|Roten-buro (Open-air bath)|
Sakuratei has another type of private bath as well as a large public bath. These baths also offer panoramic views over the city and the bay of Beppu.
|Sakura-tei has 4 cottage-type private baths.|
|Inside of the private bath(1)|
|Inside of the private bath(2)|
|Inside of the large public bath|
Some ryokans(Japanese inns) and hotels open their baths to the public during limited hours for drop-by use.
Sakuratei is only a five-minute walk from Kannawa bus stop. Tourists can get more information about it at FTIO Kannawa office.