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Yukemuri Observatory

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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View on how the city breathes

The place is a bit away from the city center but it is worth getting there. The view of the city is... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
CirilB
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Amazing view of a smoking mountain

I visited this view point with a local who didn't know about it. On the tourist map you pick up its... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
MeMyselfAndNat
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Sydney, Australia
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Jan 3, 2018
“Sad because we could not find this place!”
Dec 30, 2017
“Nice view of Beppu ”
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8 Kannawahigashi, Beppu 874-0042, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I thought I should write this down even though we didnt see this,. please be careful - we used the telephone number for gps navigation and never found the spot.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SingaporeMummy
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

It's a short 10 minutes drive from our hotel. However once up there, You can see all the hot steam coming out of the houses and also a great view of the mountain and city. Worth the drive up.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank VinceVW
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Unless this is on your way to other place, I would not go specifically to visit this observatory. It is a small platform in the midst of residential buildings which gives you a view of the city. I am sure similar views can be found...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank David L
Reviewed September 24, 2017

The place is a bit away from the city center but it is worth getting there. The view of the city is really nice. And you can really see where all the onsens are and that they really do have hot water.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CirilB
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Short drive between the 7 hells (group of 5 and the other 2). Free parking and free to view. It is only a very small lookout. Spend about 5 mins here and move on.

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't exactly have to go all the way. On the way down should be able to catch such view. I saw the city with steam coming off at a huge public carpark.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank eleven_sg
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited this view point with a local who didn't know about it. On the tourist map you pick up its labeled as " Beppu Vista-Hot spring steam". It's best to see it as a pass by after you've visited the 8 Hells (onsen). It's...More

5  Thank MeMyselfAndNat
Reviewed April 19, 2015

The name is YUKEMURI. Not Yukemori. It means hot springs smoke. This observatory is best by car and definitely worth a quick stop. It was raining when I went but that doesn't stop the hot springs from steaming! Check it out!

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank TravelingBento
Reviewed October 5, 2014

While planning the trip to Beppu, I came across a travel blog (http://travelisveryfun.blogspot.sg/) which wrote about Yukemori Observatory, The blogger's pictures were beautiful and I felt it was worth the visit. It turned out approximately 45 minutes-1 hour's hike up for us because we got...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank faithexplores
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Here is a good place not many people know about. The viewpoint locates upper side of Kannawa Onsen town. From the Kannawa main buss station, it takes around 10 or 15 minutes walk, then you will see “uncountable” Onsen smokes. It is the very picture...More

Date of experience: December 2012
4  Thank michi123456
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