Takegawara Backstreet Walk

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Takegawara Backstreet Walk

Let’s walk the backstreets of Beppu, with its traces of a hotspring town in the good old days? This tour takes you to public baths that are a must in the life in Beppu, as well as old shops that have been favored by the local people for generations, introducing yet another charm of the world renowned hotspring town “Beppu”. A local guide will show you the backstreets and arcades. A rest with a cup of tea and a sweet is included in the tour.

Ekimae Koto Onsen Hotspring

A public bath founded in 1925, built in a western style, which is quite rare. It is built in the half-timber style popular in Germany then filled with bricks and stones. Overnight stays are possible upstairs. This hotspring offer two baths, each of which has its own source.


Takegawara Koji Alley

Established in 1922, this is the oldest existing arcade in Japan. It was very modern at that time to use transparent glass on the wooden structure. Designated as a Heritage of Industrial Modernization.


Takegawara Onsen Hotspring

Founded in 1880. The current building was built in 1939 and is favored by the local people as the symbol of Beppu Onsen Hotspring. You can enjoy sand bath at this public bath, which is registered as a national cultural property.


Plan Detail
Meeting place In front of the Tourism Bureau inside JR Beppu station
Duration 1 April 2018~31 March 2019
(Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday as well as the 3rd and 5th Sunday)
Excluded dates  7/25~8/15 as well as the end and the beginning of the year
Timing 10:00 ~12:30
Group size 1~45 people
Minimum no. of participants 1 person
Price 700 yen per person
Contact for reservation Toyonokuni Millennium Heritage Tourism Zone
Application deadline 2 working days in advance
Cancellation terms 40% of the selling price is charged for the cancellation until the day before, 50% until the departure time, 100% for not showing up without contact
Special gift  
Fees included in price Guide, tea, a sweet, insurance
Age  Elementary school age and over
Weather May be cancelled if there are advisories of impending bad weather
10:00 In front of the Tourism Bureau inside JR Beppu station→Ekimae Koto Onsen Hotspring→International Inn Kokage→Kamiya Onsen Hotspring→Furoken (rest)→Umezono Onsen Hotspring site→Takegawara Koji→Takegawara Onsen Hotspring→TAKEYA(rest)→Break up