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Open Air Swimsuit Hot Spring Facility “The Aqua Garden” Grand Opening at Suginoi Hotel in Beppu

- World famous musical and water fountain art to first appear in Kyushu -


Suginoi Hotel celebrates the grand opening of the open air hot spring facility “The Aqua Garden”. This is a mixed swimsuit bathing area and couples and families can enjoy taking bath together seeing an illuminated musical fountain show with 3-D images. This fountain show was designed by Mr. Michel Amann, world-renowned designer for the fountain show in the Palace of Versailles and is making its first appearance in Kyushu.

“The Aqua Garden” features “Fango Therapy” with natural mineral-rich “Fango” mud from hot spring (1,000 Yen), “Salty Sauna” with about 30 different salt from all over the world (200 Yen), “Float Healing Bath” with illumination and music, special tile floor zone for children to scribble with water clear crayon, and Japan’s top sales swimsuit shop, San-ai Swimsuit Paradise.

Located next to the Suginoi signature “Tanayu”, an open air hot spring bath in Suginoi Palace (separate bathing/non swimsuit), and shares the panoramic views of Beppu Bay, “The Aqua Garden” is expected to become another popular entertainment and relaxation spot of the Hotel.


About The Aqua Garden

[Facility Name] The Aqua Garden

[Inaugural Day] December 11, 2010

[Address] Second floor, Suginoi Palace, Suginoi Hotel

Kankaiji 1, Beppu, Oita, JAPAN

[Zip Code] 874-0822

[Hours] 9:00am-10:30pm (Last admission 10:00pm)

[Site Area] 3,200m2


Hotel guest: Free




Children (Ages 4-elementary school)


1,300 Yen

800 Yen

Sat/Sun/National Holidays

1,800 Yen

1,100 Yen

Year-end and New Year Holidays

2,500 Yen

1,500 Yen

[Incidental Facilities] Observation Spa, Kids Spa, Jet Massage, Massage Bath, Vibra Bath, Walking Bath, Waterfall Bath, Fango Therapy, Salty Sauna (Dry/Wet), Float Healing Bath

[Note] Rental swimsuit: 400 Yen


About Suginoi Hotel

Suginoi Hotel is located on the top of the hill Kankaiji hot spring area, one of the eight hot spring areas of Beppu. It offers stunning view of nature as far as Shikoku Island over the Beppu Bay in sunny day on one side and Mt. Tsurumi on the other. “Tanayu” an open-air bath with a superb view, consists of a complex of tubs spreading out in five tiers like rice terraces is one of the popular attractions hotel boasts.

[Address] Kankaiji 1, Beppu, Oita, JAPAN

[Zip Code] 874-0822

[Accommodation] Number of room: 592/Capacity: 2,636 guests

[Hot Springs] Tanayu, Midoriyu, and The Aqua Garden

[Restaurant & Bar] 6 restaurants (Japanese restaurant, Buffet restaurant, tea lounge, etc.) and 1 bar

[Other facilities] Spa, bowling alley, game center, and souvenir shops




5 minutes driving by car from Oita Expressway Beppu IC

15 minutes driving by car from JR Beppu Station

45 minutes driving by taxi from Oita Airport

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