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Yamada Bessou

3-2-18 Kitahama, Beppu 874-0920, Oita Prefecture
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Ranked #5 of 133 Hotels / Ryokan in Beppu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This traditional ryokan is absolutely wonderful. It's conveniently located just 10 mins walk from Beppu station, but in a quiet street. We had two large tatami rooms - one with futon, the other with kotatsu (table with a blanket which is heated). We could look out over the lovely Japanese garden from the adjacent corridor. We stayed in winter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It was one of my best experience staying in Beppu during my trip to Japan. I booked this traditional Ryokan via the Beppu train station tourist information centre. I was a little worry when i took the recommendation from the tourist information centre as I couldn't speak Japanese and not sure what to expect. With a little worry and huge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Pros: a nice ryokan in Beppu. Decent onsens. In walking distance to main road with shopping malls and great restaurants, so as food. Okay price for 5-person room. Cons: Cleanliness, worn-out and smelly bathroom. The door close at 11 pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Extremely friendly staff. An easy walk from the train station-a few wrong turns along the way but the local people always polite & helpful. Very comfortable & asked for thicker mattresses on the floor which made it much easier for us. Booked the outside private onsen (hot spring) which is great as you can use it as a couple. Very... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A wonderful guesthouse with a rotemburo (outside onsen) with a great location and very helpful staff. We booked late and the only remaining choice was a deluxe room, which had a large Japanese-style bedroom and a pleasant adjacent sitting porch, as well as a private sink and toilet. Parking is available. Tricky to locate on maps, but the GPS in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed one night in Yamada Bessou and really liked the place as it's very traditional (they have own onsen too!) japanese ryokan and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Here you can sense the old japanese atmosphere. The ryokan is located near the city centre where you can find restaurants etc. Also the train/bus station is within walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was there in early winter and like the earlier reviewer said, the corridors/toilet/bathroom weren't heated. However, there is a washbasin ensuite and the toilet was one of those modern contraptions with heated seats, so it wasn't that bad. The room was lovely, overlooking the central garden. The owner was hospitable and it's a manageable walk to the train station,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Yamada Bessou gives you a rich and rewarding taste of Ryokan living in the onsen resort town of Beppu, on the eastern coast of Kyushu island. The sprawling estate dates back to the 30s and has some wonderful original Art Deco elements throughout, making it a treat for architectural aficionados as well. Each private room is large as well, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

the hotel is Japanese style, very beautiful and well kept. very pleasant external hot tub, but we came in autumn, it was cold, and the bathroom, toilet and all the inside corridors were not heated so one has to wear a coat while using the toilet or brushing your teeth...

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