The bathrooms page of YOKOSO Ryokan has been updated.

For RESERVATION , please e-mail or call/fax +81-(0)977-66-0440.

Live Camera to observe Hot Springs Steam / DVD of Kannawa Onsen (hot springs) / Map of Kyushu & West Japan / Weather of Beppu city
Kannawa Onsen against Mt. Tsurumi & Mt. Ohgi - photos of seasons

Welcome to the YOKOSO Ryokan's Official Website

Inexpensive, traditional Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) in Beppu-
Kannawa Onsen (hot springs) of Kyushu, Japan

YOKOSO: @Lonely Planet Japan; @REISE Know-How Japan; @Frommer's Japan @"Sacred Waters"

Rooms of YOKOSO Hot Springs Baths of YOKOSO

Price, Room, Onsen , Kitchen, Access, etc:










Address of YOKOSO: Kannawa Ida 3-kumi, Beppu-shi
Oita-ken JAPAN (zip 874-0043)
(TEL/FAX: +81-(0)977-66-0440)
E-mail address:

  • Australia: Lonely Planet Japan

    "Yokoso (per person 3300-3800 yen) This creaky 27-room inn has been in business since 1944, and feels like it hasn't been much updated since (three storeys with no elevator, surcharges for air-con and TV, and one pokey internet terminal?). Still, a stay here can be delightfully retro. Cook your meals over onsen steam and bathe in onsen baths. It's near the hells of Kannawa, away from the main action, with an 11pm curfew."

  • Germany: REISE Know-How Japan

    "YOKOSO Ryokan , 27 Zimmer. Sehr preiswertes Ryokan, ursprunglich ein Jigoku, spater wurde das Ryokan um die heisse Quelle errichtet. Das YOKOSO ist Unterkunft und Kurort zugleich: Dampf-Onsen und Freiluft-Onsen sind im Preis der Ubernachtung inbegriffen. Gemeinschaftskuche im Freien, hier kann mit Onsen-Dampf gekocht werden. Das english sprechende Besitzerpaar ist sehr hilfsbereit und weist gerne in die authentische Onsen-Welt ein. Internet 100 Yen fur 30 Minuten. Mit dem Oita Kotsu-Bus Nr60 order 61 ab JR Beppu bis zur Endstation Kannawa und die kleine Strasse rund 150 Meter bergauf."

  • USA: Frommer's Japan

    "YOKOSO Housed in a beige-colored, two-story building on Ideyuzaka, the main road between the group of Hells, YOKOSO offers what are probably the cheapest rooms in all of Beppu. Run by English-speaking, third-generation innkeepers, it has clean Japanese-style rooms equipped with only the basics. Air-conditioning in summer is coin operated, but steam heating is free. No meals are served, but a communal open-air kitchen is available for do-it-yourselfers, complete with a hot-springs-powered oven and suggestions for how long to cook food in bamboo steamers (20 min. for potatoes; there's a grocery store across the street). Four public baths boast water from hot springs. In an annex are 7 more rooms, a rotenburo (outdoor bath; you can wear your swimming suit here), and a carp pond in a garden. It also has one of the most interesting saunas I've ever seen, so tiny you have to crawl inside; heated naturally with hot springs, it even has a grass floor, as in the days of yore. Note that there's an 11pm curfew here."


    "Yokoso ryokan (Kannawa Onsen, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture). A pleasant budget-grade youth hostel with an onsen kitchen that guests are welcome to use."

  • NHK BS-Hi: Japan in the Steam

    In the TV programme of NHK BS-Hivision, "Japan in the Steam", YOKOSO Ryokan was introduced among others concerning Kannawa hot springs area, and its English version of "Inspirational Hot Springs" is now available as follows:

  • NHK WORLD: "BEPPU: Oita-Pref."

    YOKOSO's steam-powered ovens were also introduced in this TV programme.

  • France 5: Carnets du Japon

    TV programme of France 5, "Carnets du Japon", introduced various areas of Japan, including Beppu in a series in July and August 2005. In particular, Beppu, including YOKOSO's steam-powered ovens, was shown in its TV programme of 21st August.

  • Introduction of YOKOSO Ryokan by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University to their Students (Excerpts)

  • Although in Japanese, YOKOSO was introduecd in some books, magazines and newspapers such as follows:

    "Tabirie Yufuin, Beppu & Kurokawa Onsen"/ "Mapple Oita/Beppu/Yufuin"/ "Elle Japon"/ "Oita's Onsen"/ "Onsen Zukan"/ "Seikatsu HotMorning"/ "Touring Mapple 7 Kyushu-Okinawa"/ "Burari Yunomachi Kyushu"/ "Tabi no Techou""Tabi no Techou2"/ "Real Onsen in Kyushu 4: Mukashi nagara no Tojiyado"/ "Monthly Ho"/ "Taiken no Tabi"/ "Sansaku Zukan Beppu"/ "Nishinihon Newspaper"/ "CTB TV GUIDE".

  • YOKOSO has received these e-mails etc from foreign guests.

Please also note a MICHELIN-starred-facility in Kannawa hot springs.

"Some Suggestions for your Excursions around Kannawa Onsen"

"Guide for Taking Meals at Ordinary Restaurants in Kannawa Onsen"

"A Day's Trip to Mt. Aso by JR Train"

"Transfer Information for Visiting Hello Kitty's Harmonyland"

"Young-center (Theater of Japanese Popular Dramas)"near YOKOSO

Beppu Ropeway to the top of Mt. Tsurumi jpg.611K

Panoramic View from Kifune-jo Castle

* * * * * * * VARIOUS MAPS * * * * * * *

Map around Kannawa Onsen (hot springs) jpg.297K

Map around YOKOSO Ryokan jpg.290K

Kannawa Walking Map jpg.231K

Beppu Area Sightseeing Map jpg.644K

Tourist Map of Beppu City jpg.399K

Drive Map to Beppu-Kannawa Hot Spring Area jpg.349K

Kannawa-Onsen Walking Map in Japanese pdf.1.6M

The following website links may be of some help for your stay in Beppu:

* How to use a Japanese Style Hotel
* Onsen Oita: How to enter The Hot Spring Correctly
* Video films on Beppu tourism prepared by Beppu city administration
* Beppu city Official Web
* Hello Kitty's Harmonyland
* Beppu Navi: "Beppu Sightseeing Courses, recommended by international students living in Beppu"
* Foreign Tourist Information Office
* Beppu-"Jigokumeguri" (Hells-tour) PDF in English / Beppu-Jigokumegiri DVD / Hells (Jigoku)
* Oita Prefecture's Sightseeing Information Site / Tourism Oita
* Oita Press International in English, selected and translated by students
* Trekking, Cycling and Hiking in Oita prefecture
* TripAdvisor on YOKOSO Ryokan

YOKOSO's website in Japanese

Last Updated: 13 January 2015
Counter since 12 September 2005

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* HYPERDIA-Timetable
* Mt. ASO in Kumamoto prefecture
* Information on restrictions for the Aso Volcano West Crater
* JR Kyushu
* Weather around Mt. ASO
* Official website of KOYASAN Tourist Association
* Tokyo HQ "Everything about Tokyo in Japan"
* JR Kyushu English JR Kyushu's railways information
* Japan National Tourist Organization
* Typhoon Information
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* Music Festival: Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu

Foot bath of "Jigokumushi-kobo", where free Wi-Fi is available, at 3-minute walk from YOKOSO ryokan