Cultural in Beppu

Ōita Tanabata Matsuri

In adjacent Ōita city, colourful streamers are put on bamboo poles and firework displays celebrate two 'lover' stars who get near enough to kiss in early summer. Held over three days from the first Friday in August.
Cultural in Beppu

Beppu Hatto Onsen Festival

For over a century Beppu's onsen have celebrated with dancing, drinking and festivities. Each 1 April, some 100 onsen around town offer free admission.