Beppu Tower, Beppu

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A stark example of Japan's unique post-war modernization, Beppu Tower still stands as the city's prime landmark. This 100 m (330 ft) tall former television transmission tower gives visitors a 360-degree view of the area. Built in 1957 and once a technological marvel, the structure shows how architecture of a country can be modern without being westernized. A curious photo exhibition on the 17th floor documents the tower's history, showing images of many Japanese celebrities who visited in the past. Arrange to visit Beppu Tower and other attractions in Beppu using our Beppu journey app .
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  • October 1, 2017
    I could not believe I built on drove the pine pile foundation, Observatory and exhibit and go up to the Observatory in the annotated photos of construction at that time, much higher.
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  • September 23, 2017
    An overview of the entire Beppu, so time to get on the bus, and tried climbing Observatory 17th floor. But to win in the history of the Tower in the whole Japan, Showa era, is very good. It might be good climbing in the evening and night.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Beppu Tower in the vicinity of the cheap hotel ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) congregating for those without housing has been a good way to look at this way. There is also easy access to the surrounding bus terminal is a good location.
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Where to stay in Beppu

The majority of accommodations in Beppu lie in two main areas. The first, down by the coast and close to the main train station, offers a number of hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas), as well as some right on the waterfront. On the side streets here, you can find a few hostels and guesthouses, offering comfortable rooms but nothing more. The second main area lies to the north. Further inland, the area centers on the many geothermal features here, with an abundance of hotels surrounded on all fronts by onsen.
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