We meet at Beppu station where a bus will take us to the starting point of our hike. During the cherry blossom season, we will pass through the Sakura forest at the foothill of the mountain. The path to the top is about an hour of quite steep and challenging road but we will do many little stops. Since there are no obstacles, we can cherish the beautiful spectacle of Beppu bay all the way to the top! We go down from the backside of the mountain where the scenery is peaceful going through primeval forest inhabited by wild deer and boars. Then we pass besides secret wild hot springs (just to take a look unless you are keen on trying!) and drop by a small secluded temple afterwards. Eventually we will reach the 'Myoban' hell region where geothermal steams engulf us while enjoying hell-steamed snacks, plus countless sulfur crystal harvesting huts are also waiting for you to explore! We then refresh ourselves at a very local ‘private’ (the place is only for you, so it's perfect for beginners) sulfur hot spring (indoor or outdoor) before taking a bus back to the station. *Please note that the activity will not take place in case of heavy rain.
Diagoras & Yayoi
After spending a decade traveling & hiking, we fell in love with Beppu where extra ordinary landscapes and nature surround the city. With our knowledge of the area along with intriguing tips from the locals, we share with you off-the-beaten-path and the incredible beauty of Beppu, the capital of hot springs! Let us take you to the locals favorite but least hiked mountain, mt. Ohira, passing through a cherry blossom forest, wild "secret" hot springs, and explore sulfur harvesting grounds while learning the history, geography, and its very unique hot spring culture at your own private bath! Check our other experiences as well! We usually start around 9:00 in the morning. If your desired date/time for this experience is not available please contact us to see what we can do.
A small bottle of water
Entrance fee to a local private hot spring (indoor or outdoor)
Bus fares (two bus rides)
A towel and shampoos for the hot spring
From Ogiyama mountain to outdoor wild hot springs (probably will not bathe there), a secluded temple, backstreet sulfur fields, traditional yunohana huts and a private hot spring (indoor or outdoor). If the dates you wish are not available please contact us to work it out, check also our other experience, cycling adventure in Beppu!
Warm clothes (temperature at the top during cold seasons can be around 2-7 degrees Celsius)
Please make sure that in case you do not have hiking shoes, your trainers must not have flat soles. Please bring warm clothes during winter months as it can be windy and cold on the top.