"Lovely Ryokan in Beppu, very central"
May 16, 2016
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||0.1 KM|
|Nearest airport||Oita Airport (OIT)|
|Distance to airport||29.7 km|
"Nice onsen, great location, friendly staff, very tasty food."
June 2, 2018
Built in 1976, Onsenkaku is a distinct addition to Oita and a smart choice for travelers. Only 40 KM away, this 2.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, Takasaki Mountain.
The facilities and services provided by Onsenkaku ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as luggage storage, car park, family room, restaurant, newspapers can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Step into one of 7 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning, heating, television, hair dryer which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hot spring bath, spa, garden. Whatever your purpose of visit, Onsenkaku is an excellent choice for your stay in Oita.
"Really lovely place in a perfect spot for enjoying loads of..."
June 23, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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one of a kind experience”
If you're staying in Beppu.. don't bother staying in the city area and opt to stay at the ryokan in Kannawa area instead. If you're taking public transport just ask the driver whether they're going to 'Kannawa Onsen' area since it's near the bus stop and the stay here is the highlight of my trip. The rotenburo is awesome.
Good location for Onsen which is the purpose there”
Arrived late in the evening and straight found it after arrived at Kannawa Bus station, only two minutes walk along the main hilly path to the south. Was not hungry but thought of lazy to find dinner outside and ordered the dinner at last minutes. The dinner was good with large volumn cost 3500 yen which made me a bit regret when see many good restaurants nearby offers even Kaiseki at lower prices, anyway way, overall was satisfied for the price paid.
Sweet Ryokan and onsen”
Really lovely place in a perfect spot for enjoying loads of onsens in the neighbourhood. The onsen on-site is cute and semi-outdoor. Staff don't have much English but if you need to communicate in English, you can sort out what you need with what they have and a translation tool on your phone with the wifi.
family run, beat location for kannawa”
please support these family run minshuku! it's a good price and the meals look amazing. it is family run, the elder couple are not the best at English. does lack a few things like conditioner and hot water tap in rooms, but easily tolerated.
Although they had a mix up, reserving only one room for us instead of two, it all turned out ok in the end and they gave us free breakfast for our troubkes. The staff had troubles communicating in English, but if you have minimal knowledge of Japanese this is a perfect and well priced place to stay, at the heart of Beppu. They have comfortable rooms and good outdoor onsens.
Seems authentic Onsen (Hot Spring bath), where many visitors are Japanese. Not to expect 5 star hotel, as this is the whole point, to experience real Japanese Onsen, and not a tourist version. Comfy, with 2 choices of Onsen ... 1) Open, sharing with others. Onsen in Japan is naked. No hanky panky! 2) Closed, for privacy. Hope you'll enjoy the experience. If you're too used to 5 star hotel comfort, and not adventurous, I'd advise you stick to the resort version. Also, we booked a room with sharing toilet, with the intention of experiencing Japanese way. Owner was kind enough to upgrade us, with a toilet in the room ... Considered a high class room! Tatami is nice. Mattress on the floor is no problem for me. Love the toilet seats in Japan ... Electronic! Most importantly, it is warm in cold weather. No shock treatment going to toilet! Don't even get this in UK or US, though there is ample heating ...
Natural Steamer in the Backyard”
Run by a Buddhist temple. Traditional architecture. In the backyard you could cook by yourself using a natural steamer! If you do don't forget to buy paper plates and some food at the near supermarket like BBQ.
Very pleasant stay. Great value for money, superb onsen ambiance. Unfortunately the city of Beppu is underwhelming, overrun with Chinese tourists. Fortunately we found two old cities nearby (Usuki and Kitsuki) which made the trip worthwhile.
Warm Homestay feeling with private onsen & temple”
Onsenkaku is locate near the hells in Beppu. Rather far away from the train station and Beppu downtown, however in a nice district of the city. The family owned hotel is located not far from the bus-stop along a small pedestrian alley near the foreign tourist information. The tatami rooms are classic and come with private toilet. Special is the house owned outdoor onsen, with the little Japanese garden. In addition the family owns their own temple. All service is very warm and helpful. Breakfast is very big and elaborated, typical Japanese. The lady of the house waved good bye when leaving :)
This hotel is located near the Kanawa bus stop. There is a small English sign(A4 paper) in front of hotel which is hard to find. Staff are nice and friendly even they don't speak English. Breakfast is home cooking and I really love it. It tasted better than some restaurants.
We had a very pleasant stay at Onsenkaku just 1 week ago. Our package did not include dinner, but when we asked the hostess where to find good seafood, she offered us to eat at her place. It was a wonderful meal. We also enjoyed our breakfast very much as well as their outdoor onsen. We will go back there again for sure!
Food is good, staffs are nice. However, I needed to pay extra charges for my 5 years old children who didn't need extra food and bed. According to the Ryokan Policies, Children 4-6 year(s)can stay for free if using existing bedding. This is not the case.
Although the staff can't speak English, technology has saved the day. With a handphone, this has not become that much of a problem. Place is quiet and the hot spring itself is 24 hours. I spent 5 days there and enjoyed myself. The internet wifi could be a small problem as each email can only log on for 15 min 4 times a day, but I know many emails :-) The breakfast is homecooked and to me, very nice. This is an advantage especially, because food in the morning may not be as easily found nearby.
Not bad at all.....”
The hotel was kinda hidden and not very obvious to locate when driving. Hot springs is available in the hotel, small but not bad. The room was comfi and clean, it was indeed a nice surprise of the hotel room and service.
what an amazing experience, the best one so far”
so far is the best hotel which we stay for this trip, the japanese design room is faultless, the design is beautiful, also the family own hot spring with open air space, what a wonderful experience! also it is totally worth the money!
Nice hotel in traditional style at a great locatio”
A great family run Hotel in traditional Japanese style at an excellent location that is close to the major attractions. The optional add on dinner is value for money and great tasting and despite their limited English ability, the owners tried to make you feel very welcomed. But it would be good for visitors to know a little Japanese. The hotel does not have Wi-Fi connection by the way so visitors who need to stay connected should take note. Although the air-con doesn't seems to work very well at times, it is still an very nice experience staying at the hotel. Recommended.
Simple Ryokan for Backpacker”
If you would like to touch the real Japanese spirit, I think you should go to this place. It is really nice ryokan with smile even the caretaker cannot communicate in English. The ryokan is located in the cetnter of Kannawa Area which you can tour the hot spring easy.
Beautiful rooms with Onsen on Property”
lovely place to stay in beppu, right in the heart of the onsens. within walking distance of all the attractions. small quiet location with great service. two different temperature onsens for bathing at the hotel.
Nice Hotel, Warm Family Style, Very Nice breakfast”