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You can participate in the "Beppu Minami Area Walking Tour" at Space Beppu. We will introduce you to activities that you can only experience here, such as hot springs loved by locals and a bamboo factory unique to Beppu!

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A walking tour in Beppu?!

Beppu's charm is not just about hot springs and hell tours

The view from the Yukemuri Observatory<br>
The view from the Yukemuri Observatory

Beppu has long been a thriving tourist destination. Its popularity has not stopped, and in recent years, not only domestic customers but also many foreign tourists have been seen. When you hear "Beppu," the first thing that comes to mind is probably hot springs. Also, the "Hell Tour," which takes advantage of the fact that the area has long been a place where hot water and steam have been spewing out, continues to attract many tourists as a major tourist attraction in Beppu.

However, that's not all that Beppu has to offer! Going to hot springs, watching the steam, eating delicious food... that's enough to make a wonderful trip, but if you want something even more exciting, we recommend the Minami Beppu Area Walking Tour!

What is the Minami Beppu area?

A place where you can experience the "everyday life" of Beppu

Minami Area MAP<br>
Minami Area MAP

The Minami Beppu area is located about a 10-minute walk from Beppu Station, stretching from Akiba Street to Nagaishi Street. There are many restaurants and bakeries where locals gather, galleries where you can appreciate the works of local artists, and wonderful cafes scattered around. Of course, there is also a Jimo-sen (public hot spring) that is unique to Beppu! Why not explore the new charms of Beppu?

Space Beppu's "Minami Beppu Walking Tour"

The journey begins at Beppu Station Market

This is a market run by locals and directly connected to the station. Why not try shopping at this warm market that sells vegetables, meat, fish, prepared foods, and more, making you feel like a regular customer?

Beppu's only bamboo factory, Nagai Seitake Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1908, Nagai Seichiku continues to carry on this tradition of working with bamboo. Nagai Seichiku also manufactures everyday items made from bamboo, some of which can be purchased at Space Beppu!

Meet local artists at Kiyoshima Apartment

This is an apartment building for Beppu-based artists. It's the perfect place for anyone interested in painting or performance art, and on the tour you can hear directly from the artists who live there.

Can you drink the hot spring water?! "Kamiya Onsen"

If you come to Beppu, you should definitely experience the hot spring culture. Of course it's wonderful to relax in a bath, but you can also drink the hot spring water here! Why not try feeling the hot spring water from the inside of your body?

End your trip at "Space Beppu"

After experiencing the various things in the Minami area, you can check out the products of Nagai Seichiku Co., Ltd. and the works of the artists who live in Kiyoshima Apartment at Space Beppu. You can also learn about the area in the history room!

Why is the Minami Area Walking Tour recommended?

This means you can experience new charms and culture of Beppu!

You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide, so you don't have to worry about language barriers! Why not make your trip to Beppu even more fulfilling by fully experiencing the history and culture of this area?

For more details, please check TripAdvisor ! We look forward to your participation.


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A community space located within a century-old Japanese house, Space Beppu comprises art & photo galleries, a book cafe (reading zone) and a gift shop specialising in local, eco-friendly products. We offer classes in Japanese cooking and calligraphy, as well as tea ceremony sessions and guided walking tours around the local area. We operate as a 'safe space' - an anti-discrimination zone where members of marginalised communities will be welcomed and accepted as their authentic selves.

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