Beppu City Showcases Visionary Baths to Promote their Hot Spring Resorts

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun attracts hundreds of thousands of globetrotters and travel enthusiasts from different parts of the globe. Majority of these tourists come to visit Japan in order to witness the country’s famous tourist destinations, experience its unique culture and tradition as well as to try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes.

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One of the most well loved activities in Japan is relaxing at hot spring resorts otherwise known as onsen. With the influx of international tourists in the country, public baths and hot spring services are also being constantly improved in order to cater to the needs of their customer, both locals and foreign guests alike.


Beppu City in Oita Prefecture is best known for their numerous hot spring resorts. The city is gaining tremendous popularity in Japan due to their public baths and hot springs. In fact, the Beppu Onsen which is an association of hot spring resort owners across the said city was established as they share a common interest for the said Japanese tradition.


To further promote Beppu city as a tourist destination known for their public baths and onsen, the Beppu Onsen Association has thought of an interesting manner of showcasing public bath to the people through the Genso no Yu or “Visionary Baths.”


These so called Genso no Yu are inflatable that can be easily carried anywhere and anytime. It can fit around four to five adults in each of the two bath tubs with a maximum water capacity of four hundred fifty litre baths.


In coming up with the idea of Visionary Baths, the association of onsen owners seek to have them utilized in major public events like in festivals and university activities nationwide. In this way, the Beppu onsen will be able to promote their city by allowing people to personally experience their hot spring baths.


Reference: Famous hot springs of Beppu now offering portable inflatable onsen with authentic Beppu water


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