いちのいで会館 (Ichinoide Kaikan)
|Open:||11:00 till 17:00|
|Price:||1500 yen (including lunch)|
This was our second time going to Ichinoide Kaikan. The first time must be a long time ago, because I didn't remember how great this place is.
It is located on a hill with a great view over Beppu and the water has a special blue color. We went on a cold day with a bit of snow: a perfect day for onsening. The water isn't too hot, so you can soak and enjoy the view for a long time.
Note that you can only bathe here if you have lunch too. In summer you get bento, in winter Oita's famous noodle soup set.
The men's and women's bath change daily: on even days the big bath is for men; on odd days it's for women.
Great view from the men's bath
The men's bath consists of three baths. The smaller baths are hotter. The big bath is not so hot.
Next to the women's bath is a small waterfall
This is the area where you eat before or after bathing
Dangojiru set. It was very good.