Beppu

We try a MAX-sized bento in Beppu, doesn’t even fit in the box

Clearly quantity is not an issue here. So, how is the quality?

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Japan’s crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen

Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park opens, and we check out its onsen attractions!

After month’s of waiting, the amusement park that seemed too crazy to be true receives its first visitors.

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Free onsen! Kyushu resort shipping hot spring water to homes across Japan in thank-you program

Travelers have been visiting Beppu for its natural baths for years, but now the onsen is coming to them instead.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park announces first rides, and onsen merry-go-round makes the cut!

Kyushu amusement park will also have “artificial intelligence duck races.”

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Japan’s onsen amusement park begins crowdfunding campaign with awesome returns for investors

The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park has opening date, wants 100 million yen in crowdfunding money

Beppu’s onsen destination plans to start receiving guests this year.

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Japanese mayor responds to public after “spamusement park” onsen video reaches 1 million views

The mayor who pledged to create an onsen amusement park if his video received a million views now has another message for the public.

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Japanese mayor pledges to open onsen amusement park if this hilarious video gets a million views

The clip shows a number of jaw-dropping ideas for the spa-filled amusement park, including onsen carousels and roller coasters filled with spring water.

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Oita lures travelers with wonderful montage of synchronized hot spring bathing 【Video】

Japan may be a small country in terms of area, but it certainly makes up for it with 47 distinct prefectures that have their own vibrant personalities. Prefectures like Tokyo and Osaka dominate with their big city lifestyles, while Kyoto and Nara rely on their richly preserved history. Some have festivals that have survived for hundreds of years, others have geological formations that make them stand out or new attractions that you can’t find anywhere else.

For prefectures to separate themselves from the rest and showcase what makes them special, they have to do something grand. In Oita Prefecture, this means presenting their world-famous hot springs with a synchronized swimming team in what can only be known as “synchronized bathing”.

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