Beppu

Japan

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Cruises to Beppu

As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it's steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu's claim to fame-along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city's centre, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Beppu. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Japanese Standard Time (JST) (UTC/GMT +9)
  • Language
    Japanese is the language spoken in Beppu. The way to say Hello is "Kon 'nichiwa." Need a restroom? Ask, "otearai wa doko desu ka?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Beppu's local currency is the Yen (pronounced without the Y). Beppu local shopping highlights: With bamboo groves surrounding the city, the ancient art of weaving bamboo, Takezaiku, thrives in Beppu. Look for bamboo art, baskets and more.
    • Famous For
      With over 2,000 hot springs (onsen) in the region, Beppu offers all kinds of onsen experiences including hot sand baths and mud baths.
    • Fun Fact #1
      From toys to tableware, see an amazing gallery of bamboo arts and crafts at the Beppu Traditional Bamboo Crafts Centre. You can even try crafting your own.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Jigoku meguri (hell circuit) are a group of hot springs. Of most interest is Chi-no-ike-Jigoku with its blood-red waters and Tatsumaki, with an active geyser.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Onsen food is a speciality. Try eggs, pork, dumplings, seafood and vegetables that have been steamed in the hot springs.

Beppu TOP EXCURSIONS

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We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Jingu Shrine & Amazing Hell Springs

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Usuki Stone Buddha & Inaba Residence

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Yufuin Village & Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge

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Explore the Boiling Hell Hot Springs

Behold four of the area’s most unusual jigokus—or Boiling Hell Hot Springs—each of which has unique qualities. Beppu is ...

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