鍋山の湯 (Nabeyama no Yu)
Nabeyama no Yu is a hidden bath in the mountains near Myōban. If you are going by car it's a 15-minute bumpy ride up the mountain. Hiking up to the bath takes about an hour from Myōban, or so I heard. (We went by car.) As I had never been there, Mr. Okamoto from the Beppu Tourist Info Office wanted to show me this special bath. There are two baths: one with clear water and the other is a mud bath.
This bath was too hot to bathe at first. Even after adding cold water, I couldn't stay in very long.
The mud bath was very nice.
In 2010 a lady was killed near this onsen. The murderer was caught, but officially the bath is still closed.