Only a minute walk from Beppu Tower, you will find Kagaya, a quaint inn from the Showa era (1926-1989). Conveniently located in Beppu centre, Beppu no Oyado Kagaya it’s the perfect place for those who want to explore the hot spring town. Here, you can experience the unique hot spring designed like a cave! From enjoying the hot springs in the morning to walking next to the bay at sunset, make Kagaya your next visit!
Kagaya is a traditional Japanese-styled inn that features ten tatami floor rooms. The guest rooms come with a TV, free Wi-Fi, and a shared bathroom. Here you can enjoy a classic retro vibe while enjoying all that downtown Beppu has to offer. The inn is conveniently situated next to 7-eleven, a shopping mall, attractions such as Beppu tower and several exciting dining options.
If you are feeling up for some activities, there is the option of fishing and horseback riding close by. Beppu station is only a seven minute walk away if you feel like exploring other parts of the city that might be further away.
In the morning, you can also enjoy the sunrise from the bay, which is located right outside of the inn. For those who might also feel anxious about leaving your furry friends behind during your vacation, don’t worry because Kagaya is pet-friendly! Kagaya is the perfect stay for traveling with friends or staying with family!
Kagaya has three different hot springs that can be reserved for free as many times as you would like during your stay. First, there is the open-air bath that can room up to two-three people. Here you can enjoy the fresh air while having a relaxing soak. Second, there’s the cypress bath which can room up to multiple people at a time. And lastly, there’s the hot spring we will be covering for this article – the rock bath. When you’re finished with your bath, we also recommend trying out the paid massage offered by the hotel!
Right next to the lobby, you will find the entrance to the inn’s rock bath. The first thing you will notice is the changing area, which is made of stone tiles. Here you can leave your belongings before heading to the hot spring.
Including the changing area, the room consists of a bath, a shower, and toiletries provided by the inn. As the water can be pretty hot because of the room layout, there is also a hose available so that you can easily regulate the temperature of the hot spring.
This hot spring is quite unlike any hot spring you might have tried before, as it is designed to look like a cave. The room is covered in rocks from the floor to the ceiling, making you feel like you have found a secret water source. The room is well-lit, making it appear open and welcoming. Before you decide to get in the bath, make sure to wash off properly per hot spring custom.
The water has a warm and smooth texture, which feels great against the skin. The room engulfed in stone creates a soothing and tranquil atmosphere despite being placed right in the heart of Beppu. Though the space is relatively compact, you still get fresh air through the several ventilation vents built into the walls. The hot spring takes you away from everyday life and allows you to relax in complete serenity.
Being placed right in the middle of the city centre, Kagaya is the perfect location for those who want to explore Beppu on foot. Not only is the inn renowned for its excellent service, but it also has a unique rock bath featured as part of its facility. Kagaya really is convenient in every aspect, from its location to its service options. If you want to stay in a clean, unique, hospitality-focused environment, then Beppu no Oyado Kagaya is the place for you!