Yamada Bessou

Top choice ryokan in Beppu
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This sprawling, family-run 1930s inn has wonderfully preserved Japanese rooms and well-chosen art and furnishings evoking periods from art deco to today. The stone-and-tile onsen and private rotemburo are so lovely you'll hardly mind that only a couple of the eight rooms have full bath and toilet; two others have toilet only.

If you'd like to drop by just to use the baths, day use is ¥500 to ¥700; baths are open 11am to 3pm.

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Quick description

Within a 10-minute walk from Beppu Station, Yamada Bessou offers Japanese-style rooms with spacious natural hot spring baths. Free WiFi and free bicycle use are available. Surrounded by greenery, air-conditioned rooms have a seating area with large windows and garden views. They have tatami-mat flooring and Japanese futon bedding. Female guests can choose their yukata robe to wear in the room. Guests can reserve an outdoor hot spring bath for private use, or relax in the public indoor bath available 24 hours a day. Massage treatments can be arranged. The hotel offers free parking. Yamada Bessou serves a Japanese breakfast, with only fresh seasonal ingredients. Free coffee is offered at the lobby. Yamada Bessou Ryokan is a 10-minute walk from the Takegawa Onsen hot spring area, and a 45-minute drive from Oita Airport. Beppu Station offers a 25-minute bus to Kannawa Onsen hot spring area.

Important information

Please note that room cleaning and bed sheet changes are provided only for longer stays. Towels and yukata robes are changed daily. Guests arriving after 21:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. A reservation must be made at time of check-in to use the outdoor bath for private use. Guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise throughout the property.


  • Free parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Public bath
  • Parking
  • Hot spring bath
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • On-site parking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Open-air bath
  • Garden
  • Wifi


  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Free WiFi available


  • Massage


  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying