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Japan is home to an incredibly large collection of hot springs, many of which you’ll find in the city of Beppu, located in ?ita Prefecture on the island of Ky?sh?. With 2,894 springs, Beppu is home to the second-largest volume of hot water in the world - after Yellowstone National Park in the United States. After taking a dip in hot water or being buried in naturally heated sand, sample traditional Japanese delicacies, browse for souvenirs and explore the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Take a dip in Japan’s largest spa resort! The Beppu-onsen (onsen means hot springs) Spa consists of eight different spring areas collectively called Beppu Hatto and include Beppu, Kannawe, Myoban, Kankaiji, Kamegawa, Hamawaki, Horita and Shebaseki. If dipping in hot muddy water isn’t your thing, the Tour of Hell offers a tour of nine spectacular hot springs that are for viewing rather than bathing. Explore the Umi-jigoku, made up of bright cobalt blue hot water and the Chi-no-ike-jigoku, a pond of hot, red water.
Japan is filled with delicious dishes waiting to be served. All over the country, people are constantly cooking up new ways to satisfy a nation’s hunger for culinary perfection. While in Beppu, try some of these local mouth-watering favorites: Buri no atsumeshi, slices of raw yellowtail marinated in soy sauce and served with hot rice; Tenobe dango-jiru, hand-made dumpling soup seasoned with miso and garnished with scallions; and Japanese parsley and Gomadashi udon, wheat noodles in a sesame broth with white-meat fish.
The unit of Japanese currency is the yen. Traveler's checks are accepted by leading banks, hotels, ryokan (Japanese inns) and stores in major cities. International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard are also accepted at major establishments.
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