The Mud Onsen in Beppu

During my trip to Beppu last 2008 with N, we accidentally found this Mud(Doro) Onsen as we were walking down the street.  Actually N and I were a little lost and the bus were not arriving so we just started walking. This is the reason why I don’t make itineraries when I travel, getting lost is part of the fun 🙂

Anyway I digress. Pictures were not allowed inside and N and I were excited to check the Onsen that we totally forgot to get a picture of anything.  I finally found their website and name ( after all this years).

Onsen Name : 明礬温泉保養ランド : Myouban Onsen Hoyo Land. 

I also found some picture on OnsenJapan website.

Price: 1050 yen for adults and 750 for kids.

It is still one of the most unforgettable onsen experience I have so far. I highly recommend it if you are in the area. 




Travel Theme: The Four Elements

This week travel theme talks about the 4 elements; earth, water, fire and air.  These are my representation for each element, enjoy.


earthThe mountain ranges in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

earth2The boiling earth in one of the 7 hells of Beppu, Oita Prefecture Japan.


20130518-062304.jpgAn unfortunate event a few weeks ago when one of the far away neighbor’s house was caught on fire.

fireA fire flower (hanabi) in Toride Japan.


20130518-062448.jpgOne of the many rivers in central Osaka.

waterTumalog Falls in Oslob Cebu.


20130518-062651.jpgThe flags waving as the wind blows, in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam.


This one in Camotes Island Cebu.

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Hotel Review : Khaosan Beppu

Khaosan Beppu is more of a guesthouse than your average hotel.

N and I stayed there during our trip to Beppu around 2008.  The place is about 8-10 minutes walk from JR Beppu Station, very convenient. It has it’s own Onsen(Spa) which is free, kitchen and free use of the internet. During our stay there were no Wi-Fi yet.

I think N and I booked Basic Twin Private room for the night. The room has a double deck bed, and futon set but N and I decided to sleep in the floor instead since nobody wants to be on the top bed :p, it has tatami floor so no problem.

Convenient, affordable and clean.

Travel Theme : Smoke and Mirrors

This week theme : Smoke and Mirrors.

Blood Pond Hell

Blood Pond Hell

Smoke from one of the 7 hells of Beppu Oita Prefecture.




A building all covered in glass mirroring the sky.

The Lunches in Beppu and Usuki

Any trip would not be complete without food.

Curry with Onsen Tamago ( Half-Cooked Egg ) in Beppu


Miyazaki Chicken Set in Usuki