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2023/01/01

Do you need a local tour guide in Beppu?

Dear Visitors to Beppu, Oita-pref.,

We welcome you to our website. If you need a local tour guide in Beppu, please click the title, "To request a local guide", listed on the top-right of this page. If you agree with our policy, click "Agree" at the bottom and fill out the request form and follow the instructions.

Thank you for your interest on our organization.

Kuni Kumamoto
President,
Beppu SGG Club (d.b.a. Beppu Friendly Guide Club: BFGC)

2018/06/05

Rice Fields in the Rural Area of Beppu






It's the rice planting season in Beppu area.


A rice field just before rice seedlings are planted.













Blocks of rice seedlings in the bottom 
left and lines of young rice just 
   planted in the upper right.







                                             Rice planting is almost finished.


       Mt. Tsurumi and Mt. Ohira-yama reflected in an agricultural reservoir.


2018/05/07

Let's enjoy the rainy season in Beppu!

June at the Kagurame-ko lake
Irises in full bloom at the Kagurame-ko lake
 Although June is the middle of the rainy season here in Beppu, irises at the Kagurame-ko lake invite visitors not only on sunny days but rainy days. Irises rather fit rain.

2018/04/27

Let's go trekking with us!

We've been having beautiful sunny days a lot lately in Beppu. If you're a nature-loving person, we recommend a day-trip to Inoseto wetlands(猪瀬戸湿原). It's about 30 minutes away from the JR Beppu station by bus.

primrose(サクラソウ)

Inoseto wetlands are located in the middle of Beppu and Yufuin. Pedestrian paths are prepared, and you can walk easily through the green about 30 mins.
Inoseto wetlands and Kijima Kogen hiking course takes about 1 hr.

 










2018/04/01

Spring has come!

Long awaited spring has come!
From the end of March to early April, you can enjoy this special view in Yufuin, one of the top hot spring resorts in Japan. At the very front is "nanohana"(canola flower), on the riverbank is sakura, cherry blossom. A grand mountain with cat's ears like double peaks is Mt.Yufu (1583 m high). It's also called "Bungo Fuji" by the locals. (Bungo is the old name of the Oita prefecture.)




2017/12/26

Winter is here!

Beppu is in the midst of winter and it's getting colder and colder here. Even in cold winter, however, you can enjoy a lot of things including "Muhyo viewing" at the top of Mt. Tsurumi, 1375-meter high above sea level.


"Muhyo" at the top of the Mt. Tsurumi .


Muhyo is a tree branch covered with iced frost which you can see on very cold winter mornings. Americans call it a frost rime. 



To get to the top of Mt. Tsurumi, you can take Beppu Ropeway. It provides you a comfortable ride with a panoramic view from 9:00 to 16:30 daily. 



Many foreign tourists visit Beppu even in the winter season to enjoy onsen hot springs in the city of Beppu because it gives you more peaceful time to bathe in the onsen on chilly days.              Additionally, Beppu has many kinds of local foods that fit with the cold weather. 

2016/05/13

                                                Special Announcement

Re: The Change of Organization Name

The Beppu Friendly Guide Club has changed its official name to Beppu SGG Club as of April 1, 2016.
Activities, the blog name and e-mail address remain unchanged. Meanwhile, guide fee has been slightly reduced as shown in the tariff page. Please refer each labels on the blog.
Thank you for your warm support and cooperation to us.