Kiyoshima Apartment

Kiyoshima Apartment is a former boarding house with 22 rooms in 3 parts, built right after WWll. It has become a hub space for artists gathering from all over the country to live and create. The first floor is used for open studios/presentation rooms, and the second floor as a living space.

Often times, there are various events organized by its residents and also artists from all over the country. You can come for a tour, please make a reservation before your visit.

 

Holidays

Open studios available.

 

Address

Kiyoshima apt.

2-27 Suehiro cho

Beppu city

 

Phone

※ Please make inquiries for more details to NPO BEPPU PROJECT (0977-22-3560).

 

豆知識beppuとは

about “Beppu Trivia”

”豆知識beppu”は、大分県別府市に関する豆知識情報サイトです。痒いところに手が届く、そんな編集方針で情報を発信しています。

“Beppu Trivia” is a website full of trivia about Beppu city, Oita prefecture. We will provide you with spot-on information that will satisfy your curiosity.

教えて豆知識
tell me Beppu Trivia

What's the most convenient transportation in Beppu?
別府で一番便利な移動手段は何ですか?

Although trains are the best way to get to neighbor cities in Oita prefecture, we recommend using bus to get around places within Beppu city. Please refer to the website below for the simple bus route map.
http://www.beppuni.com/bus/guide.html" http://www.beppuni.com/bus/guide.html
Depends on the number of times you plan to get on the bus within one day, it might be a better deal to buy “One day mini free pass" of Kamenoi bus for 900 yen.
If you happen to have a driver’s license which allows you to drive in Japan, it would also be quite convenient to rent a car.
県内の近隣の都市に行くには電車が一番ですが、別府市内での移動はバスがお勧めです。簡単な路線図はこちらのリンクをご参照下さい。
http://www.beppuni.com/bus/guide.html" http://www.beppuni.com/bus/guide.html
一日にバスを利用する回数と距離次第では900円で購入出来る亀の井バスの「1日ミニフリー乗車券」がお得です。
日本で使用できる運転免許をお持ちの場合はレンタカーが便利です。

What's the must-see places in Beppu within a brief period of stay?
少しの滞在時間しか無い中で絶対に見た方が良い所はどこですか?

The various vivid colors of hot springs at "jigoku meguri" (hell tour) are something you could only see in Beppu. If you have about half a day to spend, you could buy a 2 days pass to enter all 7 of them (2000 yen), otherwise, a single ticket will let you in to each hell separately (400 yen). Within the limited time frame, we recommend checking out the biggest hell called “Umi jigoku" (Ocean hell) in beautiful cobalt blue where you can buy various souvenirs, hell boiled eggs, and hell steamed puddings.
「地獄めぐり」での様々な鮮やかな色の温泉は別府でしか見る事の出来ないものです。もし半日程時間があれば、7カ所全てを回れる2日間パス(2000円)がお勧めですが、時間がなければ1カ所ごとの入場券(400円)も購入出来ます。1カ所だけ選ぶとすれば、一番広くコバルトブルーが美しい海地獄がお勧めです。お土産が豊富で地獄蒸し卵や温泉卵も食べれます。

Can I use credit cards while shopping?
買い物の際クレジットカードを使えますか?

Mostly no. Although some stores such as convenience stores, a souvenir shop in Beppu station, Oita Made, and Select Beppu accept credit cards, most local stores and sightseeing facilities only accept cash. Since Beppu is a very safe city, having cash around would be the best option.
ほとんどの所では使えません。コンビニや別府駅の中にあるお土産屋、Oita Made、セレクトベップなど使えるお店もありますが、大抵の個人経営のお店や観光施設などは現金のみ受け付けています。別府はとても安全な都市なので、現金を持ち歩くのが一番です。

Do I have to be naked to experience Beppu hot springs? Are there any private ones?
別府温泉を体験するためには裸にならなければいけませんか?1人で入れる温泉はありますか?

Yes, hot spring facilities prohibits you to bring swimsuits, clothes, and towels into the tub. At first it might be a little intimidating, but being naked in the hot springs is one of the most authentic Japanese customs you can experience. 
If you cannot bear the idea of being naked with others, there are some "kazoku yu" (family bath) and "kashikiri yu" (private bath) where you can bathe privately either alone or with your friends and family.
はい、水着や着衣のまま温泉に入ることは禁止されています。また、タオルを浴槽につけることもマナーに反します。最初は少しためらうかもしれませんが、温泉で裸になる事は別府で経験出来るとても日本らしい習慣の一つです。
どうしても他人の前で裸になる事に抵抗があれば、1人、又は友達や家族だけで入れる「家族湯」や「貸し切り湯」があります。