Mar 31, 2014



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). 

BIP will provide the wide range of tourist information to foreign visitors to Beppu and the surrounding areas as in the past.
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 meeting.
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.

We remain yours truly,

Fusho Yamamoto

Best shots in Beppu from a tourist

These photos were taken by a tourist from abroad.

<Jigokumushi-Kobo:Steam cooking Kitchen>

steam cooking! natural and healthy. you will operate by yourself, very unique and amazing experience! and food is tasty~

one of the 8 hells, blue as the sea

<Lake Shidaka>


Thank you very much for sending us postcard-worthy photos.
We are so glad you had a wonderful time in Beppu.
Hope you come back to Beppu in the near future.

                                                                                                                        From FTIO staff