|9:00 till 21:30
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Tanayu is one of the most famous baths in Beppu. It is part of Suginoi Hotel in Kankaiji and it is famous for the great view over Beppu Bay.
Tana means terrace, liked in terraced rice field. And that is exactly what Tanayu looks like: a terraced rice field. There are about four levels of baths on top of each other. The temperature in the baths vary, but the view is great everywhere. Besides the terraced baths there is a sauna and so called barrel baths.
For 1500 yen you also get access to the outdoor swimming pool called Aqua Garden. You cannot go naked into the swimming pool, but it is mixed gender. We didn't bring bathing suits, so we didn't try. It seemed to be very popular.
After bathing we had dinner at a nearby soba restaurant. It was really nice and highly recommended. Suginoi Hotel is designed for mass tourism, but if you want to try something more authentic and personal you should try this soba shop. And more importantly, the food tasted great too.