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Beppu

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Beppu
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The hot spring spa resort of Beppu nestles in the huge bay of the same name. Nicknamed the "Las Vegas of onsen", it boasts some 2,300 springs of bubbling hot water, producing spirals of steam and hot vapour that fill the air, around anarchic and extravagant architectural constructions. Home to Japan's largest number of water, mud, sand, iron sulphate, iron oxide, carbonated, bright red and deep blue baths, it rose to fame in the 20C for its healing virtues. Despite mass tourism, Beppu exudes a hedonistic atmosphere that combines relaxing with social mixing.

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