Beppu Footbath Tour: A comprehensive guide to the latest and most popular free footbath spots!

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If you visit Beppu’s hot springs, be sure to enjoy the footbath tour! Footbaths are beloved by many people as a place where they can relax and feel healed. Moreover, there are many places where you can use them for free, so you can easily enjoy them even on a day trip. Why not refresh your mind and body at Beppu’s footbaths?

What is a footbath?

A footbath is a facility found in hot springs, therapeutic resorts, and inns where you immerse your feet in hot spring water or hot water to relax. It is widely loved as one of Japan’s traditional cultures and is said to have health and beauty benefits. In addition, footbaths are available in many places free of charge and are popular not only among travelers but also among local residents.

Footbath at Tokiwa Beppu Store

Tokiwa Beppu” Footbath is a free footbath facility located in the commercial facility “Tokiwa” in Beppu City, about a 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station toward the sea. A large footbath is located on the basement floor of Tokiwa.

The hot water in the footbath comes from the source of Kannawa Onsen, a famous hot spring in Beppu City, and offers the benefits of sulfur spring water and carbonic acid spring water.

The footbath is open from 10:00 to 20:00, and is open year-round. Free of charge.

Tokiwa Beppu Footbath Address: 1-6-1 Kitahama, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture 874-0935

Footbath at Umezono Onsen

It is located on the grounds of Umezono Onsen, a tourist attraction in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture. Visitors can sit on a chair and relax by dipping their feet in the hot water at the footbath with the water flowing from the source.

The footbath facility also has a rest area that can be used free of charge, and beverage vending machines are available.

Umezono Onsen Address: 2-15 Chuo-machi, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, 874-0025 Hours: 9:00 – 21:00 (last admission at 20:30) Umezono Onsen: 300 yen Footbath: free

Footbath and foot steaming at Kannawa Mushi-yu

Footbath space at Kannawa Mushiyu is available free of charge. The footbath water is made of sulfur spring water and is expected to relieve fatigue.

Foot steaming allows visitors to sweat and expel waste from their bodies through exposure to steam containing hot spring ingredients. Foot steaming at Kannawa Mushiyu is also available free of charge.

Kannawa Mushi-yu Address: Kannawa-kami 1-gumi, Beppu City, 874-0046
Business hours: 7:30-19:30 (last admission at 19:00)

Footbath at Hyotan Onsen

Hyotan Onsen is located near Kannawa Onsen. The footbath facility is located on the grounds of Hyotan Onsen, a fee-based hot spring facility, but only the footbath is free of charge.

Hyotan Onsen Address: 1659 Tsurumi, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture 874-0000

If you are tired from sightseeing, relax in the free footbath.

We introduced four popular free footbaths in Beppu. We are glad that you can enjoy them for free.

Tokiwa Beppu Footbath
Umezono Onsen Footbath
Ashiyu at Kannawa Mushiyu Footbath and Foot Steamers
Footbath at Hyotan Onsen

The top two are near Beppu Station and the bottom two are around Kannawa Onsen. There are vending machines near the footbaths, so be sure to quench your thirst and tire your feet. Don’t forget your towel!