If soaking in Japanese hot springs is your thing, there’s no better place in Japan to visit than Beppu in Kyushu. Beppu is one of the most popular onsen towns in Japan, and is known for producing more hot spring water than any other onsen region in Japan. Its city skyline is famously dotted with columns of steam from the naturally occurring hot springs.
Beppu is the perfect place to treat yourself to some luxury “me” time, or unwind after travels around Japan. For maximum privacy and comfort, splurge and stay at one of these Beppu hotels with a private onsen! Almost all hotels and ryokan in Beppu have public onsen available for guest use, but these 12 hotels have private onsens for guests in their rooms. Some even have a additional onsen facilities that can be privately reserved for a designated amount of time too.
I hope this list of 12 amazing Beppu hotels with private onsen will help make planning your next trip to Beppu a breeze!
What is a Ryokan? An Onsen?
First let’s break down what I’m talking about here when I say “Beppu hotel with private onsen”:
Beppu – A scenic Japanese town located near Oita on the southernmost Kyushu island. Beppu is famous for its hot springs, sea and mountain views, and onsen culture. Most travelers here choose to spend the night in a hotel with one or more onsen available to guests.
Onsen – Japanese hot springs which can be indoor or outdoor, public or private, and usually enjoyed in the nude (hence the preference for a private onsen!)
Some of these Beppu hotels with private onsen are also ryokan accommodation, which is unique to Japan
Ryokan – A traditional Japanese inn known for incredible omotenashi hospitality. Guests can rent and wear yukata (Japanese-style bathrobes), enjoy an onsen, and usually have kaiseki, or multi-course, Japanese dinner and breakfast included in the room price.
12 Beppu Hotels with Private Onsen
The Beppu onsen hotels listed below are ordered by price (USD) at the time of writing (lowest to highest) for rooms with breakfast and dinner included, if available. If you’re traveling Kyushu and Japan on a budget, it’s best to stick to the top of my private onsen list.
That being said, it’s definitely worth taking a peek at the luxurious onsen hotel at the bottom of my list too. Although it’s the most expensive, the cost is surely worth the hot spring luxury and quintessential Japanese experiences offered. Kannawaen ryokan (#12) even has a Noh theater on-site! Make sure to check Booking.com to confirm the latest rates.
You may also be pleased to hear Beppu is one of the cheaper Japanese onsen towns to rent a room with a private onsen. My similar list of Hakone ryokan with private onsen starts at $280 per night for two and Nikko starts at $300 per night (breakfast and dinner included).
So, here’s my list of 12 amazing Beppu hotels with private onsen! If you’re choosing a preferred private onsen in Beppu based on location, here’s a map to help with your decision-making too 🙂
1. Hotel New Matsumi (Umikaoru Yado)
Japanese or Western style rooms with Sea Views and Private Bath – $140 per night for two people, $265 per night for four people, no meals. Rates including breakfast are $170 and $325 respectively. Dinner is available on-site and can be ordered separately.
Hotel New Matsumi is a great budget-friendly Beppu hotel with private onsen. $140 USD will get you a room with 180-degree views of the Beppu Bay and a private, ceramic, semi open-air onsen. It seems almost too good to be true! Rooms with private open-air stone baths on the balcony are also available for a similar price. While most rooms are Japanese-style where guests sleep on tatami floors on a futon, some Western room options (with beds) are available too.
The hotel also has a picturesque, open-air, public rooftop onsen and a large indoor public onsen, all with those serene ocean views. Other facilities at this onsen hotel in Beppu include a lounge room (with juke box!), a gym, smoking area, and vending machines.
Check out the latest prices and availability here.
2. Beppu Yunosato Hayama
Japanese-Style Room with Private Bath – $171 per night for two people, $315 for four and $455 for six, breakfast included.
This traditional Beppu ryokan offers a number of Japanese-style tatami rooms, both with and without private onsen. With cheap room options that fit 2-6 people, this is a great Beppu hotel for budget travelers or those traveling in larger groups. Beppu Yunosato Hayama’s private onsen are semi open-air, located on the terrace overlooking Beppu town.
Yunosato Hayama hotel has three additional private onsen, two indoor and one outdoor, that can be rented out for an exclusive soak. The hotel also has a large public rock bath and restaurant on-site. Perfect for an all-rounder, traditional onsen hotel experience in Beppu!
Check out the latest prices here.
3. Seaside Hotel Mimatsu Ooetei
Japanese Style Room with Semi-Open Air Bath and Sea View – $205 per night for two and $360 per night for four people, breakfast and dinner included.
Enjoy fresh sea breezes and gorgeous ocean views from this Beppu hotel with private onsen. All of the rooms here with private onsen have 180 degree ocean views from the room terrace and the outdoor or indoor onsen. Some of the traditional Japanese tatami rooms here have been updated to include Western-style beds, so there are options for all preferences.
The hotel also has two amazing public rooftop onsen (one for men and one for women) which can also be enjoyed with the ocean views and the blue sky above. Guests can also use the binoculars provided on the rooftop to look over Beppu town, Oita town, and other nearby Kyushu landmarks.
A large indoor public bath, restaurant, dining room, and relaxing lobby area are also available to guests here.
Check out the latest rates here.
4. Yutorelo Beppu
Deluxe Twin Room with Open Air Bath – $210 per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included.
Yutorelo Beppu has six deluxe, double rooms that have private ceramic, free-flowing onsens on the balcony. The rooms are spacious with Western-style beds as well as a small tatami area. Although there’s no view for maximum privacy, you can still enjoy the fresh outdoor breeze while soaking in the semi-open air onsen.
Separate private onsen rooms can also be reserved here on a first-come, first-served basis. With only 8 spots available per day for each room though, don’t risk being disappointed by securing a private onsen in your room as well.
Other facilities at this Beppu hotel with private onsen include a resting lounge, shochu (rice wine) drink bar, and a restaurant.
Check out more photos and the latest prices here.
5. Galleria Midobaru
King Room, Double Room – $230 per night for two people, breakfast included.
Galleria Midobaru is one of the most unique places to stay in Beppu with private onsen. The building and interior is an architect and photographer’s dream, with its edgy design and minimalist decor.
Every room in this hotel has a semi-open air private onsen that overlooks Beppu Bay, as well as a sleek kitchenette and separate shower room. The elements of modern art and design may make you forget you’re in a bustling onsen town!
An ultra-stylish restaurant and bar, spa, and art gallery are located on-site, as well as a massive open-air lobby and walkways perfect for exploring and Instagramming. Activities including hiking, yoga, cooking classes, tea making courses, and more can be organized for an additional fee through Galleria Midobaru.
While the standard rooms here are budget-friendly, you can also go big in the property’s two-bedroom, two-level suite. The suite is $840-$930 USD per night for up to five people, breakfast included.
If this accommodation interests you, be sure to check out my list of weirdest hotels in Japan too.
Check the latest availability and rates here.
6. Bettei Haruki
Japanese-Style Room with Semi-Open Air Bath – $240 USD per night for two people, $365 if kaiseki dinner and breakfast is included, served in-room.
Bettei Haruki is a boutique adults-only hotel where most rooms have a semi-open air onsen attached. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood near the Haruki River in Beppu, perfect for maximum relaxation. The rooms here are traditional Japanese, with a large tatami used for sleeping at night with futons and for relaxing during the day. The semi-open-air onsen are located on covered wooden and bamboo decks and surrounded by calming greenery.
Bettei Haruki hotel also has three private onsen rooms that can be reserved for private use. Each room has a unique onsen tub made of stone, and views of a Japanese garden so guests can enjoy nature and the seasons. Other facilities at the hotel include a spa offering aromatherapy massages.
Check out more photos and the latest prices here.
7. Amane Resort Seikai
Deluxe Twin Room with Open-Air Bath – $330 per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included.
Junior Suite with Open Air Bath and Pool – $495 per night for two people, $855 for four people, breakfast and dinner included.
Amane Resort Seikai is another Beppu hotel with private onsen overlooking the ocean. Onsen types here range from an outdoor ceramic tile tub (big enough for 1-2 people), to a larger indoor stone tub (2-3 people). The luxurious Junior Suite mentioned above has not only a large private onsen, but also a private pool and jacuzzi! With large seating areas and four double beds, it’s a great Beppu getaway option for two couples, a big family with kids, or a group of friends.
Amane Resort also has two large public onsen, one on the ground floor so you can enjoy sounds of the ocean while having a soak, and one on the 8th floor, also with amazing views. A spa, bar, restaurant, cafe, and gift shop are also available to guests on-site.
Check the latest room availability and prices here.
8. The Miracle of Blue hot spring (Ao no Kiseki)
Four-Bedroom Villa – $380 per night for two people, up to $460 per night for 15 (!!) people. No food included.
The Miracle of Blue, or in Japanese ao no kiseki, is a private villa in Beppu. One way to get the private onsen experience in Beppu is to rent out an entire villa!
This large accommodation has four double beds and a tatami room, and fits up to 15 people. It has a dining area, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, and a covered parking lot. The bright blue private onsen will fit multiple people (not 15 though…) and overlooks some greenery.
Ao no kiseki is a great option for large groups visiting Beppu, who want to have a private onsen experience without the fuss of dealing with others.
Check the availability and latest rates for this Beppu villa here.
9. Beppu Showaen
Superior Japanese-style house with Open-Air Bath – $435 per night for two people, $720 per night for four, breakfast and dinner included.
Step back in time at this gorgeous Beppu hotel with private onsen. Guests can rent out Japanese-style “homes” here, which are all detached and connected by walkways through nature. The hotel has both tatami futons and Western beds to sleep on in spacious rooms. In addition to private stone or wood onsen indoors that can be enjoyed, many of the rooms have attached outdoor stone onsen too.
Beppu Showaen has two additional outdoor onsen that can also be enjoyed by guests, which have garden and quaint nature views. This is the perfect Beppu onsen for families, or anyone who has dreamed of living in a traditional Japanese home with an onsen.
Check out the latest prices here.
10. Ryotei Matsubaya
Japanese and Western Style Rooms with Private Bathroom – $450 per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included. Japanese style rooms can accommodate up to four people for $865, breakfast and dinner included.
A variety of rooms and private onsen styles are available from Ryotei Matsubaya, for all guest needs and preferences. Both Japanese and Western-style rooms are available, with private onsens either completely indoors (with a window that opens up to look over Beppu town), or semi open-air where the onsen tubs are on covered outdoor terraces.
Four additional private onsen can be reserved at Ryotei Matsubaya by guests. Each of these onsens have a theme, from a twin ceramic onsen enjoyed by couples, to a rabbit moon-theme, to a “pure hot water” Balinese theme. Other facilities at this Beppu hotel with private onsen are two restaurants, an outdoor “star-gazing” terrace, indoor and outdoor public baths, and a gift shop.
If traveling with four or five people, check out the two-story Maisonette room, which has a semi-open air bath on the balcony, large seating areas, and a sleek designer interior.
Find the latest availability and prices here.
11. Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki
Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom – $465 for two people, $705 for four people, breakfast and dinner included and enjoyed in-room.
Kappo Ryokan Yumesaki is a sleek Beppu hotel with private onsen. Each room has been tastefully designed by a Japanese architect who combined traditional Japanese Inn vibes with modern amenities, comfort and functionality.
Only the quadruple room mentioned above has an indoor private onsen. The room also has spacious tatami rooms, a small verandah, and beautiful sliding paper doors. This is the perfect Beppu hotel with private onsen for visitors who love traditional Japanese touches but prefer to stay in modern hotels.
Two onsen, a cypress wood indoor bath and a semi open-air stone bath, can be reserved by guests also for private use.
Check the latest rates and availability here.
12. Kannawaen (Sanso Kannawaen)
Deluxe Room with Tatami Area and Open-Air Bath – $510 per night for two people, $850 per night for four people. Prices including breakfast and dinner are $655 per night for two and $1140 per night for four.
Presidential Suite with Private Pool and Onsen – $660 for two people, $1155 for four people. $805 and $1,440 per night respectively if breakfast and dinner are included. (Pool options are available in the summer only, but can accommodate up to 8 people).
Kannawaen is one of the most luxurious and multi-faceted Beppu hotels with private onsen. Rooms here range from deluxe rooms, to spacious premium suites, to presidential suites, all with private onsen available. Most are outdoor or semi-outdoor onsen made of stone, giving off an authentic outdoor onsen look and feel, while being more spacious than most ceramic private onsen as well.
Everything about Kannawaen hotel is high-class, from the beautiful walkways overlooking a Japanese garden and koi pond, to the sleek lobby, to the traditional tatami and Western-style rooms. Facilities on-site here include a “grand” public outdoor onsen, four indoor public onsen, a pool, gym, and spa. There is even a Noh Japanese theater stage and tea room, so you can experience exceptional aspects of Japanese culture without even leaving your Beppu accommodation.
Do yourself a favor by checking out more photos of this gorgeous property and check the latest prices here.
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