湯の丘 (Yu no Oka)
|10:00 till 15:00
The onsen festival lasts a week, but you can only go to onsen for free the first three days. April 3rd was the third day of the festival and we went to Yu no Oka for free. This was our first visit, because it is not part of Beppu Onsendō.
Yu no Oka is a luxurious ryokan. They only have family baths, which cost 1500 yen for one hour. I really enjoyed it and I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Facade of Yu no Oka
The lobby and the cafe
This is where we bathed.
View from the bath
It was the end of the Sakura season. The petals added to the atmosphere.
Behind the hotel is a nice garden...
... where you can eat food cooked in onsen steam.