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Within a 10-minute walk from Beppu Station, Yamada Bessou offers Japanese-style rooms with spacious natural hot spring baths. Free WiFi and free bicycle use are available.
Surrounded by greenery, air-conditioned rooms have a seating area with large windows and garden views. They have tatami-mat flooring and Japanese futon bedding. Female guests can choose their yukata robe to wear in the room.
Guests can reserve an outdoor hot spring bath for private use, or relax in the public indoor bath available 24 hours a day. Massage treatments can be arranged. The hotel offers free parking.
Yamada Bessou serves a Japanese breakfast, with only fresh seasonal ingredients. Free coffee is offered at the lobby.
Yamada Bessou Ryokan is a 10-minute walk from the Takegawa Onsen hot spring area, and a 45-minute drive from Oita Airport. Beppu Station offers a 25-minute bus to Kannawa Onsen hot spring area.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.
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- What time are the communal baths available?Communal baths are available 24 hours.Answered on 1 January 2020
- How much is it to reserve the outdoor onsen for one person?Thank you for your inquiry. Outdoor onsen (Roten Buro) is free for our staying guest.Answered on 23 November 2022
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?Of course, we do cater for allergy or food preferences.Answered on 1 January 2020
- Do you allow foreigners with tattoos?Yes, tattoos are available at Yamada Bessou.Answered on 1 January 2020
- Do you have smoking rooms?We do not have smoking rooms in the building. Smoking is allowed at the designated place outside. We appreciate your understanding.Answered on 11 November 2022
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- Wardrobe or closet
- Inner courtyard view
- Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
- Socket near the bed
- Bicycle rentalAdditional charge
- Daily housekeeping
- Baggage storage
- Wake-up service
- Fax/PhotocopyingAdditional charge
- Invoice provided
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Key access
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- MassageAdditional charge
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 13 are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 13 and up are allowed)
Yamada Bessou accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests arriving after 21:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
A reservation must be made at time of check-in to use the outdoor bath for private use.
Guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise throughout the property.
FAQs about Yamada Bessou
Yes, Yamada Bessou is popular with guests booking family stays.
Guests staying at Yamada Bessou can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- À la carte
Check-in at Yamada Bessou is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from Yamada Bessou.
Yamada Bessou offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Bicycle rental
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
Yamada Bessou is 1.7 miles from the center of Beppu.
Room options at Yamada Bessou include:
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