As of April 1, 2014, FTIO will reform its
body from a private organization to a General Corporation. Based on this
reform, the name of the new organization will be Beppu International Plaza
BIP will provide the wide range of tourist
information to foreign visitors to Beppu and the surrounding areas as in the
At the same time, BIP will expand its roll
to help foreign people who live in the city through various types of activities
including Japanese language class, calligraphy class and cross-cultural
Additionally, BIP will provide English,
Korean and Chinese classes for Beppu locals to be able to communicate with
foreign people as well as for BIP staff to enhance their activities.
We really appreciate your understanding and
continuous cooperation to our new organization.
The 54th Kannawa Yuami Festival is going to be held this weekend ( Sep. 21st 〜23rd） in Kannawa Onsen Area to thank 'Ippen Shonin', a notable Buddhist priest, for hisdedication to the development of Kannawa Onsen. This area has flourished as an ONSEN resort, since 'Ippen Shonin' developed it in the 13th century.
'Ippen Shonin' founded 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji'
During the festival, the Kannawa locals wash and clean the wooden statue of 'Ippen Shonin', which is usually kept in 'Onsenzan-Eifukuji' Temple, in hot-spring facilities such as 'Mushiyu' and 'Shibunoyu'. This Buddhism ceremony called as 'Yuami-Houyou' is held on Sep.23.
▼Other events on Sep. 21st〜 23rd
● Rice cake making : Sep 21 11:00〜
● Flea market : Sep. 22 10:00〜17：00
● Dedicatory dances : Sep. 22 19：00〜20：30
● Free admission to Mushiyu : Sep 23 6:30〜20:00
● The chigo Parade : Sep. 23 11：30〜
See Beppu Navi for photos taken in the last year event..
Please visit FTIO Kannawa Office for more information.