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Yamada Bessou

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3-2-18 Kitahama, Beppu 874-0920, Oita Prefecture
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at over a dozen of ryokans in Japan, and this was easily one of our favorites. Good location - walkable to the main strip with markets and restaurants. Good staff - a lovely woman who spoke good English and is serious about maintaining her hotel. The place is super clean, tastefully-decorated, and filled with amenities that are of... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This family run ryokan has lasted three generations. It seems that much have not changed, hence retaining its old charm. Book this place if you want to have a experience a real ryokan experience. The owners were great people. We booked this place thru booking.com and apparently there was an error with the information given - that the baths can... More 

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Earth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This traditional looking ryokan is well hidden. However if you do enough research or has Google Map it should not be too difficult to walk here from Beppu Station. Staffs were welcoming. Our room was at a secluded end of the ryokan, Japanese style with tatami covered flooring and an attached bath. All amenities are provided. This ryokan has onsen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 night at this classic Ryokan and really enjoyed the experience. The place is clean and well kept with an outside private Onsen you can book in addition to the public one that is genderdivided. Worth a stay.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We loved our first ryokan experience although it is officially a hotel because there are no meals included (breakfast is optional). However, it is such a beautiful place with perfect rooms (we had a very big and beautiful family room) and a great private onsen.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The first thing that came to mind at the Yamada Bessou was Hawai'i. This is the vibe you can imagine. Our family is not into super über hotels, we like places with personality and history. and the Yamada Bessou definitely has that. The staff--or some of them at least--speaks fluent English, which was very nice. Our room was a good... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yamada Bessou is a large old house in a quiet location close to the centre of Beppu, a short walk from the station, shops and restaurants. With wooden floors, futon beds and traditional screens, the guesthouse feels very traditional: indeed, almost a museum. Few of the rooms have private shower or toilet, and the communal shower facilities in the indoor... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Grand old guest house located not far from the station. We had excellent service provided, enjoyed the outdoor onsen as well. Absolutely loved this old place, and highly recommend it ti anyone passing through Beppu. The rooms were large and airy untypical of ryokans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for three days. The hotel is a typical Japanese house, wooden floors, wood and paper panels. The atmosphere feels like an early 20th century Japanese house. It is located less than 10 minutes by foot from the Beppu station. It has 2 onsen AND a rotenburo. The staff is adorable and always available. Really a really nice... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you like traditional accommodation, this one is recommodated. It is nearby Beppu Station, withn 10mins walking distatnce. The decoration is very nice and there is a small garden and a semi-open air hot spring bath you can reserve in advance for priviate using. This is the first time I slept very well after I travelled 4 days in North... More 

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