Jun 19, 2013

Beppu Hatto Walk(5) Yamanote Nostalgic Walk

Yamanote is the district spreading over the east of Beppu Onsen area, one of the Beppu Hatto (8 major hot spring areas of Beppu). This area was developed as summer resort. A number of good, old architectures remain everywhere in the town. That's why it was once said "Karuizawa (a famous summer resort area for Tokyoites) in Kyushu". You can feel the nostalgic air in there. This walk starts at 10:00 a.m. on every Sunday.
"Global Tower" (7-minute bus ride from JR Beppu station.)   

The panoramic view of Beppu city from the top of the tower.

Kyoto University geothermal power research (just next door to the tower)
A poster of "Beppu Argerich Music Festival". World famous pianist Martha Argerich has been the General Director of the Festival since 1996.
 B-con Plaza (Beppu Convention Center); Main site of the festival held in  May every year.    
Monument dedicated to Mr. Aburaya Kumahach, the founder of Beppu tourism.
 A photo of Mr. Aburaya Kumahachi    

Beppu park; the oasis of Beppu citizens near JR Beppu station

"Sato Kei"is a poet and painter (1918~1960). His works are on display.

The house built in 1929 by Mr. Takahashi who was VIP in Oita pref.
All the sophisticated furniture in the room will be attractive to you.
It is appointed as a "National Registered Tangible Cultural Property".
Beautiful Japanese garden; a cup of coffee is served here at the cafe.
 Dango-jiru, a typical local food of Oita-pref, or
sandwiches is available for lunch.