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Just outside the east exit of Beppu JR station stands this huge statue of a local important male... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
olafoomes
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Symbol of Beppu station

Kumahachi Aburaya’s statue is a symbol of Beppu station, and many tourists take a picture with... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
kimitakas
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Taichung, Taiwan
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Just outside the east exit of Beppu JR station stands this huge statue of a local important male person who according the text on the monument itself very well-liked by children. In itself not so interesting apart from the fact that the statue was dressed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Kumahachi Aburaya’s statue is a symbol of Beppu station, and many tourists take a picture with that. As I was there, it was transformed into that of a football player.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The most interesting aspect of the statue aside from its historical significance is that the wardrobe changes. During our visit, the statue was wearing the uniform of the local football team. During Christmas, I see photos of it wearing a Santa outfit. Not worth going...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Can't missed it from the station, though it's just a statue to us, not really all that photo worthy...

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Start point of the art walk on livetrekker. Google it and if you have an hour + to kill then this is perfect as you walk aroud the city lookingat some street art. Loved it!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

I did not know this is also an attraction until i checked TripAdvisor. This statue just situated right outside of Beppu station which it is hard to be missed. I took a picture of it as it is quite interesting like a flying man.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya is the first you see leaving station south exit. You really cannot miss it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Matthias M
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

The statue is erected outside of Beppu station. You cant missed that. Its interesting to read the life stories of this man - father of tourism in Beppu. You may choose to omit this, and that perfectly all right. There is also hand spa available...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank corsiva
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Educational information about the establishment of Beppu tourism. He was dressed as Santa when we saw him in late December.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LEIGHR758
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

It's great, but it is just a statue of a men who liked children with hot water for your hand on the side. Besides, don't you think it is kind of creepy?

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank François B
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