Apr. 2, '12

鍋山の湯 (Nabeyama no Yu)

Address: 別府市明礬
Open: Always open
Price: Free

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.

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September 19, 2012

kanojo says:

is the Nabeyama no yu still closed?
We are planning to visit it in November.
With best regards


September 20, 2012

Mischa says:

Not sure if it is still closed, but you can go in anyway. There is a gate, but you can just walk past it. Enjoy your stay.


September 20, 2012

kanojo says:

Hi Mischa,
this is good news. Thanks a lot

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