Where Luxury Meets Tradition: Beppu’s 14 Best Places to Stay

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Aerial view of Hells of Beppu Umi Jigoku

When visiting one of Japan‘s hidden gems, Beppu, you’ll find something to suit every taste, budget, and need. It’s a popular city near Oita City, the capital of the Oita Prefecture, so it’s a very accessible option for your next vacation.

The onsen culture in Beppu is strong, with close to 3,000 hot springs to boast about! So, you can guarantee that some of the best hotels in Beppu feature their hot spring baths for you to enjoy. Moreover, some of the best luxury hotels in the area offer travelers panoramic views of the beautiful seaside and mountainous landscape that surrounds the city.

But Beppu hotels can cater to more than those with a luxury budget. You won’t have trouble finding suitable accommodation for shoestring budgets or for families looking for conveniently spacious rooms that can house their whole group without breaking the bank.

In this post, we’ll review some of the best places to stay in Beppu. Whether you’ve got cash to splash or you’re on a strict vacation budget, there’s a stay waiting to welcome you in with open arms in Beppu!

Places to Stay in Beppu by Price

Category Hotel Address Description
Best Overall AMANE resort GAHAMA 874-0023 Oita, Beppu, Shoningahamacho 5-32, Japan A hot spring resort with indoor and outdoor baths, modern fitness center, wellness center, and family rooms. On-site restaurant serving Japanese and Western cuisine.
Budget Option Beppu Daiiti Hotel 874-0933 Oita, Beppu, Noguchi Moto-machi 2-40, Japan Budget-friendly option near JR Beppu Train Station, basic yet comfortable accommodation, on-site massage services, WiFi, air-conditioned rooms.
Mid-Range Option Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki 874-0826 Oita, Beppu, Tsurumiencho Gokumi no Ichi, Japan Traditional Japanese Inn with own hot spring bath, family rooms, convenient location near Beppu Station.
Luxury Option AMANE resort SEIKAI 874-0023 Oita, Beppu, Shouningahama 6-24, Japan World-class spa and wellness center, rooftop pool, private ocean view rooms, on-site restaurant with local cuisine.

Luxury Accommodation

1. AMANE resort GAHAMA

Pool in AMANE resort GAHAMA
AMANE resort GAHAMA / Booking.com

Address: 874-0023 Oita, Beppu, Shoningahamacho 5-32, Japan

Amane Resort GAHAMA is a hot spring resort with indoor and outdoor baths. This hotel in Beppu also provides facilities such as a modern fitness center, a wellness center, and family rooms if required. There is also a restaurant on-site that serves Japanese and Western cuisine.

A brilliant hotel in Beppu to use as your base to explore the Nine Hells of Beppu, Amane Resort GAHAMA is also very close to other attractions in the area. You’ll be neighbors with Shoningahama Park, and the Oita Fragrance Museum is a comfortable walk of around 20 minutes away.

2. AMANE resort SEIKAI

Pool in AMANE resort SEIKAI
AMANE resort SEIKAI / Booking.com

Address: 874-0023 Oita, Beppu, Shouningahama 6-24, Japan

The AMANE resort SEIKAI is a hotel in Beppu with a world-class spa and wellness center, with stunning sea views and volcanic landscapes on one side. It’s the perfect spot to stay when visiting the Nine Hells of Beppu. You can retreat after a day exploring the rooftop pool with drinks from the bar or soak in the public baths.

Enjoy your luxurious hotel room with private, unobstructed ocean views for more privacy. Venture away from the comfort of your bathrobe and extra-long bed to dine on delicious local cuisine at the on-site restaurant, which sources local and seasonal ingredients for the freshest flavors.

3. Beppu Showaen

Beppu Showaen Japanese Bedroom
Beppu Showaen / Booking.com

Address: 874-0820 Oita, Beppu, Beppu Otobaru 3783-1, Japan

The Beppu Showaen Hotel is a luxurious option in our lineup of Beppu hotels, perfect for those who want to enjoy an amazing vacation in the Nine Hells of Beppu. The hotel features a beautiful Japanese garden, thermal baths, and some of the best Japanese-style rooms, complete with tatami mats.

A little outside central Beppu, the Showaen Hotel is perfect if you want to stay in a peaceful area surrounded by nature. And don’t be put off by the distance; there’s a free shuttle service from Beppu Station, less than a 10-minute drive away, and attractions like Rakutenchi Amusement Park are within walking distance.

4. InterContinental – ANA Beppu Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel

Pool and Building Extrior of ANA InterContinental Beppu
InterContinental – ANA Beppu Resort & Spa / Booking.com

Address: 874-0000 Oita, Beppu, 499-18 Oaza Kannawa, Aza Sarukawa, Japan

The InterContinental – ANA Beppu Resort & Spa is a wonderful hotel in the heart of the Japanese city of Beppu. This five-star spot offers hotel guests some of the best amenities and services, including spacious guest rooms, delicious on-site dining options, a well-equipped fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and spa services.

Dine at the on-site restaurant or opt for room service to enjoy mountain views from your private balcony while you chow down. The ANA Intercontinental Beppu Resort is just a short walk from some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Kannawa Hot Springs and Beppu Bay.

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Mid-Range Accommodation

5. Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki

Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki Japanese Bed
Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki / Booking.com

Address: 874-0826 Oita, Beppu, Tsurumiencho Gokumi no Ichi, Japan

If you want to experience a top-tier traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan) in Beppu, look no further than Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki. Among the top-tier options of the best mid-range hotels in Beppu, it has a hot spring bath for guests to use at their leisure. It also features family rooms, perfect for trips away with children in tow.

This wonderfully welcoming ryokan is in a good location, only a five-minute taxi ride from Beppu Station. This makes it a good spot for exploring the surrounding area, like a trip to Yufuin to see the popular Yufuin Motorcycle Museum.

6. Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Ooetei

Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Ooetei Japanese Room
Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Ooetei / Booking.com

Address: 874-0920 Oita, Beppu, Kitahama 3-14-17, Japan

Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Ooetei provides beautiful views of the seaside. This ryokan has family rooms for larger groups of travelers, and each Japanese-style room comes with a separate seating area. Free private parking is available on-site if you’ve chosen to hire a car to explore the area.

The property features an open-air bath area where you can enjoy a soak in the fresh salty air of the ocean in view. There’s also a hot spring bath and on-site spa facilities for that perfect end to a day spent exploring Beppu.

7. Yamada Bessou

Yamada Bessou in Beppu
Yamada Bessou / Booking.com

Address: 874-0920 Oita, Beppu, Kitahama 3-2-18 , Japan

Yamada Bessou is a 10-minute walk from Beppu Station and an even shorter walk from the beach, Matogahama Park, and the must-see Beppu Tower. In this traditional Japanese hotel, you’ll sleep on comfortable futon bedding on tatami-mat flooring.

There’s a private onsen outside where you can reserve a spot for a private soak or enjoy the 24/7 indoor public onsen. For an additional charge, you can also enjoy an on-site pre- or post-soak massage. Moreover, to set you right for the day, Yamada serves a delicious traditional Japanese breakfast, which previous guests have reviewed positively.

8. Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu

Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu room interior
Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu / Booking.com

Address: 874-0934 Oita, Beppu, 2-6 Ekimae Honmachi, Japan

Beppu Hatto Onyado Nono Beppu is a great option when choosing between hotels in Beppu, with an on-site restaurant, onsen baths, and sauna, providing comfort on the days you don’t wish to venture outside. You can find top sights like the Beppu Art Museum, Beppu Tower, and Beppu Park just a short stroll away.

It’s an excellent option for longer trips with on-site self-service laundry facilities and parking. Moreover, those on a business trip or working while on the road will appreciate that all rooms provide reliable WiFi and most feature work desks.

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Budget Accommodation

9. Beppu Daiiti Hotel

Beppu Daiiti Hotel Two Bed Hotel Room
Beppu Daiiti Hotel / Booking.com

Address: 874-0933 Oita, Beppu, Noguchi Moto-machi 2-40, Japan

The Beppu Daiiti Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the city and with just cause. It’s a budget-friendly option just a stone’s throw away from the JR Beppu Train Station and offers basic yet comfortable accommodation for your time in Beppu.

Free parking and massage services are available on-site, as well as WiFi and air-conditioned rooms for those sweltering Japanese summers. Rooms also come with a fridge, TV, and work desk with en suite bathrooms. Other facilities, like self-service laundry, ironing facilities, and a 24-hour reception desk, make the Beppu Daiiti Hotel a convenient stay.

10. Nogami Honkan

Nogami Honkan room interior
Nogami Honkan / Booking.com

Address: 874-0920 Oita, Beppu, Kitahama 1-12-1, Japan

Nogami Honkan Ryokan is an onsen hotel where you can stay in a traditional Japanese-style room or one complete with Western beds after soaking in their on-site hot spring bath. For diversity, you’ll also find Takegawara Onsen a stone’s throw away to enjoy a relaxing and unique sand bath.

Visitors to Nogamihonkan Ryokan can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the inn as well as the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable Japanese experience, visit the nine hells of Beppu and stay at Nogamihonkan Ryokan.

11. Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu

Japanese Onen in Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu / Booking.com

Address: 874-0920 Oita, Beppu, Kitahama 2-10-4, Japan

The Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu is a resort in the heart of Beppu, Japan. It offers a variety of amenities, including a hot spring bath, open-air baths, and even massage options, at an additional cost.

Home comforts like a kettle for a morning brew, yukata robes for lounging, and laundry facilities are all available. Nishitetsu is also a good option for disabled guests requiring accessible private parking and wheelchair-accessible rooms with grab rails by the toilet and emergency cords in bathrooms.

12. Guesthouse Sakichi

Guesthouse Sakichi Japanese room interior
Guesthouse Sakichi / Booking.com

Address: 874-0812 Oita, Beppu, Asami 2-4-4, Japan

For those traveling to Japan on a shoestring budget, Guesthouse Sakichi can provide a comfortable stay at an affordable price. Set in a quiet neighborhood, guests can sleep on traditional futon beds laid out on tatami mat floors with plenty of natural lighting and separate seating areas. Western beds are available in their economy rooms if preferred, though.

The bathroom facilities are shared but kept clean, and I’ve stayed in many accommodations with the same setup and find it most definitely worth it for the reduced cost to your vacation budget! Guests note the bathhouse across the street as a significant plus to staying in this beautiful and cozy guesthouse.

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Vacation Rentals

13. Beppu Cozy Condominium

Apartment for rent on VRBO in Beppu, Japan
Beppu Cozy Condominium / VRBO

With extra perks like free onsen tickets, this cozy apartment just around the corner from Beppu Station can cater to up to three people. Be aware it’s unsuitable for wheelchair users as it’s on the third floor with no elevator.

With three single beds, this option is great for friends traveling together looking to split the cost of accommodation to save money but don’t mind living in close quarters. Compact yet comfortable, a light and welcoming living space with an en suite bathroom is available. You’ll also find easy access to local transport with Beppu Kitahama Express bus stop less than a five-minute walk away.

14. Private House in Central Beppu

Apartment listing, Beppu
Private House in Central Beppu / VRBO

A few minutes walk from the Beppu JR Station is a central vacation rental house ready to welcome large groups of up to six travelers. It’s a great option for groups of friends traveling together who are happy to live in close quarters during their stay in Beppu.

WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a dryer, a TV, and free private parking for one car. There is only one bathroom, so showers might have to be scheduled, but it’s an ideal spot for saving money when traveling as a group of friends or for families and only looking for a place to stay for a couple of days.

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Lisa Ward is a travel writer based in Jersey. She loves hiking and adventure travel and has hiked to Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu, as well as through Patagonia and up several volcanoes across the world. Lisa cycled down Death Road in Bolivia, went canyoneering in Costa Rica, climbed canopies in Honduras. That school trip to Honduras sparked Lisa’s interest in the underwater world. She has since undergone basic training in biological research concerning marine conservation, most notably that of coral reefs. She is a PADI qualified Rescue Diver with a specialty in underwater photography. So far, she has dived in Jersey, Honduras, Indonesia, and the Great Barrier Reef.

After gaining her law degree and falling into the world of finance, Lisa gained a qualification in digital marketing before deciding to take the leap into writing full time. Lisa is also a trained English Language tutor with a TEFL qualification and specialty qualifications in teaching online and 1-1. Other interests include playing the clarinet, which Lisa played in orchestras from the age of 10 to 19, martial arts (black belt in karate), and quite literally anything outdoors.

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