競輪温泉 (Keirin Onsen)
|7:00 till 10:00 and 14:00 till 22:00
Today I went to Beppu Keirin Onsen. Keirin is the Japanese word for track cycling and this onsen belongs to the velodrome in Beppu.
I went there around 5:30pm and it was very busy. It seemed like the men who were bathing had just finished their work and went straight to onsen. Although I thought the temperature of the water was very comfortable, some of the bathers were complaining that the water was luke warm. They called the person in charge and I don't know what he did, but after that it got really hot! I couldn't stay in longer than two minutes.
The building with the onsen.
On normal days bathing costs 100 yen, but on competition days the bath can be used for free. I am not sure if the riders also bathe here, but I would like to think so.
Entrance to the velodrome.
I took this picture a while back with my phone. This is what the stadium looks like.