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 : Pathway

For this week’s theme, Pathway, I am going to be posting a little bit more than usual :D.

This one is in Arashiyama Kyoto taken at the Summer of 2008.


This one in winter of 2010 in Kawazu, Izu Peninsula.


Summer 2008 at Mt. Koya


My solo river walk from Oji Station to Itabashi in Tokyo area, 2010.


Spring 2008, Osaka.


Spring 2008, Osaka around Sakuranomiya


Spring 2010,  Niiza Saitama.


Usuki Oita , 2008.

pathway_kawazuKawazu , Izu Peninsula Winter 2010.

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