About Bath and Beppu

About Bath

The city of Bath is named after the hot springs that bubble at its centre and boasts both rich Roman and Georgian heritage. During the 1st century AD, the Romans built an elaborate bathing and temple complex in the city. That site – featuring some of the best preserved Roman remains in Europe – is now a popular museum. Later in the 18th century, Bath developed to become England’s premier city of fashion. In 1984, Bath was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today in 2018, the city has a population of nearly 90,000 and continues to welcome huge numbers of visitors from around the world. It also continues its role as a bathing resort with a luxurious modern spa that opened in 2006.


バースの名前の由来は、市街の中心で湧き出ている温泉からきていて, その市街には豊かなローマ文化とジョージ王朝時代のきらびやかな社会が反映されています。




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Photo source: Tony McNicol Photography 

About Beppu

Beppu is a city located in Oita Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu, in southern Japan. Beppu is famous for its hot springs and has eight major geothermal sources, referred to in Japanese as the “eight hells of Beppu”. Visitors to Beppu can enjoy not just ordinary hot baths, but sand baths, steam baths, foot baths, and mud baths. In total, there are over 2,000 hot springs and Beppu has been renowned as a hot spring resort since ancient times in Japan. As of 2017, the city had a population of around 122,00 thousand people.



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Photo source: Japan National Tourism Organization