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Cycling: local adventure & onsens

Beppu, Japan

Experience hosted by Diagoras & Yayoi

6.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at Beppu station & cycle towards Kannawa through smaller streets, residential areas, a few local parks & a small river. You will get a glimpse of Beppu that visitors rarely see.

In Kannawa we will explore the amazing backstreets, observe the pipes, steam & various unique installations for the hot springs while learning about them. Will see how they use the hot spring steam for cooking, bathe in a local onsen, relax in a foot steam bath & visit some viewpoints for panoramic views of the place. We will then go through the "Hells" area (picturesque hot springs which are too hot to bathe but beautiful to view) where you have the option to visit one or two recommended ones. We will take a short break for snacks/food and rest.

Then we will head to Myoban area, visiting its backstreets, sulfur fields, steam vents & traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts. We can visit a very local ‘private’ (the place is only for you, so it's perfect for beginners) sulfur hot spring (indoor or outdoor) to refresh ourselves.

Last stop is the hill with the Peace Pagoda, a relaxed place with views over Beppu bay & the surrounding mountains. Finally, we cycle back to Beppu station.
Other things to note
In case you are more than 3 people please contact us.
Guests should be confident riding a bicycle.
In case of bad weather the activity will either become a walking tour or get canceled.
We meet at 09.00am in Beppu station.
We will meet at Beppu station & cycle towards Kannawa through smaller streets, residential areas, a few local parks & a small river. You will get a glimpse of Beppu that visitors rarely see.

In Kannawa we will explore the amazing backstreets, observe the pipes, steam & various unique installations for the hot springs while learning about them. Will see how they use the hot spring steam for cooking, bathe in a local onsen, relax in a fo…

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What's included

  • Food
    A small snack along the way at one of our stops near the hells of Beppu. Pl...
  • Drinks
    A small bottle of water
  • Tickets
    One entrance fee to a local private hot spring (indoor or outdoor) OR if yo...
  • Equipment
    Quality cross or mountain bicycle with 21 gears and a helmet.
    Towel an...
From $89
/ person
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Meet your host, Diagoras & Yayoi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
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Greetings! My name is Dia, after almost a decade on the road traveling, cycling Japan & then from Japan to Greece through the Silk Road, moved to Beppu, the place where my wife Yayoi has spent a lot of time when she was a child. With her knowledge about the area, tips from the locals, our wanderlust combined & after endless exploration we want to share with you the real Beppu, cycling through the backstreets while taking in a few of the big sights as well, visiting local places and hot springs! Lets find out what makes this place so special, a bit of history, the onsen culture, the food and peoples lifestyle :)

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We usually start around 9:00 in the morning. If your desired date/time for this experience is not available or if you are more than 3 people please contact us to see what we can do.
Greetings! My name is Dia, after almost a decade on the road traveling, cycling Japan & then from Japan to Greece through the Silk Road, moved to Beppu, the place where my wife Yayoi has spent a lot of time when she was a child. With her knowledge about the area, tips from the locals, our wanderlust combined & after endless exploration we want to share with you the real Beppu, cycling through the backstreets while taking in a few of the big sights as well, visiting local places and hot springs!…
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Where you'll be

The tour can be fully customized according to your needs and interests.
We will be visiting: -Local areas which tourists never visit -Steam vents, pipes & hot spring installations -The often missed backstreets of Kannawa and Myoban -Less known local hot springs (private or/and public) -Sulfur fields & traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts -Some of the big sights. If the dates you wish are not available please contact us to work it out!
Iole
March 2020
Esperienza indimenticabile!!!!Ho avuto l’opportunità di conoscere una fantastica persona Dia che mi ha fatto scoprire la Beppu autentica grazie alla sua narrazione avvincente.Con Dia abbiamo visitato numerosi luoghi poco frequentati ed assolutamente unici.Questa visita in bici è adatta a tutti i tipi di persone anche a quelle non sportive.Dia è assolutamente pronto per ogni esigenza, spiegando aneddoti,leggende e storie del territorio.Mi ha portato per uno spuntino in un posto locale dove cucinano con il vapore del vulcano.E’ importante venire a Beppu ed avere una guida perché altrimenti si rischia di perdere tempo e sopratutto di non individuare i luoghi “giusti”.Ho fatto uno stupendo primo bagno in una Onsen fantastica suggerita da Dia.Autentica,poco frequentata ed all’aperto.Tutto mi è piaciuto di questa esperienza che giudico la piu’ bella fatta finora in Giappone.La felicità di Dia è di rendere felici i suoi partecipanti.Cosa volere di più!!!!Io sono tornata a casa molto felice oggi.Amore per quello che fa e vero entusiasmo, questo mi ha trasmesso Dia o ed ho avuto grazie a lui la fortuna di conoscere un’altra Beppu.Non solo stupende Onsen ma anche natura e quartieri diversi dal centro città.Grazie infinite e ci vediamo presto in Italia
Esperienza indimenticabile!!!!Ho avuto l’opportunità di conoscere una fantastica persona Dia che mi ha fatto scoprire la Beppu autentica grazie alla sua narrazione avvincente.Con D…
Yu
January 2020
The trip with Dia was eye-opening. Dia planned a wonderful route, connecting exciting attractions via an efficient line. We were shown the less visited side of Beppu, reflecting various sides of its beauty. It was amazing to see how Dia guided us to maneuver the local communities, avoiding the crowd but showing us more. The attractions we visited had a nice balance between cultural and natural enlightenment. Dia tailored his tour according to the weather and participants’ familiarity with cycling. We felt a comfortable level of tiredness, and he often checked on us and adapt the plan accordingly. We highly recommend this trip!
The trip with Dia was eye-opening. Dia planned a wonderful route, connecting exciting attractions via an efficient line. We were shown the less visited side of Beppu, reflecting…
米水浇花
November 2019
Strongly recommend Dia’s service to all of you! The best service I have experienced. Dia is very understanding, considering and gentle person. He checked with us before the tour many times to get our thoughts and preferences and providing weather updates and his suggestions, which resulted in a highly customized tour for us three coach potatos. He know the areas so well that he brought us to local spots no tourists would know, not mention the historical and fun facts/stories about Beppu. We’ve become friends at the end of the day. We all plan to visit Beppu in the future and would definitely engage Dia’s service again! Thank you, Dia!
Strongly recommend Dia’s service to all of you! The best service I have experienced. Dia is very understanding, considering and gentle person. He checked with us before the tour ma…
Lea
November 2019
We highly recommend this tour, it was one of the highlights of our trip through Japan. It gives you the opportunity to experience the area off the beaten track, cycling through nature and also learning about onsen tradition and the history of this place. Since we were used to cycling alot at home and we were interested in bathing in an open natural onsen, Dia spontaneously changed plans for us and we did a slightly longer tour to a beautiful "secret onsen" in the mountains which really exceeded all our expectations.
We highly recommend this tour, it was one of the highlights of our trip through Japan. It gives you the opportunity to experience the area off the beaten track, cycling through nat…
Siew Leng
November 2019
Dia is a fantastic guide, we have been traveling with many different guides, Dia is the best, his knowledge and his caring are no words can describe, he goes way beyond his promise, we really have a very good time with his guided tour in Beppu. He bring us see the difference side of Beppu, way above our expectations. If you happen to be in Beppu and like walking tour, this is the one you must join... highly recommend!
Dia is a fantastic guide, we have been traveling with many different guides, Dia is the best, his knowledge and his caring are no words can describe, he goes way beyond his promise…
Carol
October 2019
It was a worthwhile day with Diagoras because he took to places which we wouldn't have known or visit if we were on our own. The highlight was the private onsen! Diagoras is a very friendly guy and he did more than expected. I will recommend to my friends and family to engage Diagoras if they visit Beppu.
It was a worthwhile day with Diagoras because he took to places which we wouldn't have known or visit if we were on our own. The highlight was the private onsen! Diagoras is a ve…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

A small backpack to carry your personal belongings and water

Passport or ID. (required for all visitors while travelling in Japan)