Slurp a bowl of ramen noodles at one of the open-air yatai stalls along the Tenjin River.
The peaks of this active volcano offer great hiking and superb views across the largest caldera in the world.
Go boating through a gorge on the emerald-green Gokase-gawa, then watch the gods cavort at a kagura performance in this beguiling mountain village.
Contemplate Japan’s finest stone-carved Buddhas, sitting serenely in their wooded valley for more than seven hundred years.
Beppu’s hidden onsen
Escape the Beppu crowds by hiking up to a secluded array of onsen in the western hills.
Go hiking in the rainiest place in Japan, through lush green forests up to the ancient yaku-sugi cedars, some of the oldest trees in the world.