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“Onsen capital of Japan”
Review of Kannawa Onsen

Kannawa Onsen
Ranked #4 of 32 Spas & Wellness in Beppu
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Plenty to do and see in the Kannawa Onsen area of Beppu, with enough onsen to keep one occupied day and night for weeks, as well as the famous jigoku ('hells') which are for looking rather than bathing. The hells are well worth a tour over one or 2 days, with a wide variety of boiling pools of different colours and consitencies.

Despite the high tourist concentration in this part of Beppu (as opposed to the city), there are plenty of small back streets that are home to many small and private places to stay, as well as many restaurants and Japanese inns.

Kannawa Onsen is much quieter overall than the hustle and bustle of Beppu city, and has plenty to offer for a variety of travellers. Try to look beyond the major onsens (like the namesake Kannawa) and find some more quaint representations of Japan.

Definitely recommended as a key area to visit while in Beppu.

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