Experience Art and Culture on the Hiji Museum and Workshop Course

Course outline


Gather at Ninomaru Yakata→ Enjoy a morning tea ceremony or coffee and walk the castle ruins.

Morning Tea Ceremony and Castle Ruin Walk
Spend time and relax with matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets while looking at the garden.
Please enjoy it before going out for walk around the castle ruins with a guide.
In the adjacent Cafe "Yasuragi" in Ninomaru Yakata, a special type of roasted coffee is also served.

Tea Ceremony Tasting at Fukami Memorial Hall

Location/Hiji-machi 2612-4 (on the Ninomaru Yakata side)
Telephone number/0977-72-4255(Hiji Tourism Association)
Business hours/Open from 10:00 to 15:00 (the 2nd and 4th Friday each month)
Fees/It costs 400 yen (Matcha and sweets)
※In addition, reservations can be made up to three days in advance, as a rule.

Guided Castle Ruin Walk

Telephone number/0977-72-4255(Hiji Tourism Association)
Business hours/Open from 9: 00 to 16: 00 (final admission).
※Advance Reservation Required(As a rule, up until the day before)It costs 500 yen.
※The time required is about 45-60 minutes.
※There are also courses featuring Sho-okuji, the feudal lord's family temple, and a ”Kote-e” painting course.

5 minutes by car

Love Japanese Painting

(Famous for Barley Shochu) Nikaido Shuzo Private Art Museum
After inheriting rare works of Nihonga art, Nikaido Art Museum was established in order to show these works to the public and to convey them to posterity.
Time RequiredIt takes about 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

Nikaido Museum

Location/Kawasaki 837-6, Hiji-machi
Telephone number/0977-73-1100
Business hours/9: 00 to 17: 00 (Admission until 16:30)
Closed/Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
Admission fee: 800 yen (500 yen for university and high school students; 300 yen for elementary and middle school students)

10 minutes by car

Have Lunch at a Seaside Hotel

A Fashionable Lunchtime
Likewise, Hotel & Resorts BEPPU WAN boasts panoramic views of Beppu Bay. In their elegant restaurant, savor local seasonal vegetables used in Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisine.
All hotels are open for day trips to the hot springs.

Hotel & Resorts BEPPU WAN

Location/Hiramichi Irie 1825, Hiji-machi
Telephone number/0977-72-9800

It takes 10 to 15 minutes by car from each hotel.

Herb Garden Tea Time

Relax in a rose garden with about 600 varieties of blooming roses.
About 150 kinds of herbs and 600 kinds of roses are planted on a vast site surrounded by the coastline and beautiful forest overlooking Beppu Bay. Enjoy viewing flowers in every season here.
The restaurant and shop in the park are also popular. There is even a dog run, so you can bring your pet.

Oga Farm

Location/Oga 6025-1, Hiji-machi
Telephone number/0977-73-0012
Business hours/9:00~17:00
Regular holiday/Closed on Tuesday (open for public holidays)
Fees/It costs 600 yen (300 yen for minors) * Changes by season
※The best time to see Rose Garden is around the spring flowering in May and the autumn flowering in October.
※There are no holidays from April to May.

Hiji-yaki (Fujiwara Kiln)