Aug 31, 2013

Best shot by a visitor from Ireland

Futuristic transport - 'Steam' bike

Zigzag your way across the hills from Beppu to Kannawa by bike, enjoy the hot spring mountain and sea views and when you run out of steam, rest & recuperate in a natural hot bath.

Caroline Fahey
West of Ireland.
Sent from my Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

Dear Ms. Fahey

Thank you very much for sending us the impressive photo. We are so sorry for posting it too late. 
We hope you had a great time in Beppu. Please come back again!!

                                                                                                                        From FTIO staff


Aug 29, 2013

Hamawaki Yakushi Festival

Hamawaki Yakushi Matsuri, a local community festival in Beppu, is going to take place in Hamawaki Onsen area this weekend  (8/30〜9/1). This will hold a service for Hamawaki Yakushi Nyorai (Healing Budda).

Major events:

● 'Oiran' parade:  8 p.m., August 31th
People wearing  kimono will parade throughout the town. 
In case of rain, this parade will be postponed to the following day.

● Admission Free for Hamawaki Onsen:  August 30th 〜 September 1st

● 'Furyuu Mitate Zaiku' display:  August 26th 〜 September 1st.
More than 20 works made of bamboo, plastic and other matelials by local residents are displayed.  These works are designated as a Beppu City's intangible folklore cultural asset.

▼ Beppu Navi  Last year's photos are on this site.


Aug 5, 2013

Resumption of the normal operation on the Houhi Main Line

The JR Houhi Main Line, which had been suspended between MIYAJI station and BUNGO TAKETA due to the train track damage by heavy rain last year, resumed on the 4th of August.

●  Kyushu Odan Tokkyu              4 services / day  

 BEPPU Station               ASO Station

     7:52                  →          9:57     
   11:44                  →        13:44
   14:46                  →        16:47
   18:30                  →        20:28