A Look at BBC Nagayu

Mountainside cabins in a riverside grove

By Tristan Scholze   Apr 24, 2017 - 1 min read

How about spending a few days in a small cabin in the woods, along a rushing river, with 13,000 mountaineering books and a cozy work desk to spend your days? On top of that, add a free pass to a hundred-year-old hot spring bathhouse just around the corner. Aso-Kuju National Park is just a few minutes away by car. BBC Nagayu is your oasis in the Japanese countryside if you heed its call.

Found on the edge of the onsen village of Nagayu in Oita, there isn’t much excitement in the neighborhood. The sounds of birds, rushing water, and wind in the trees dominate.

Simple and comfy rather than luxurious, this bed and breakfast is known as a place of healing, art, and study. In typical Japanese fashion, there’s a knack for maximizing the smallest of areas in its design. Take a look at its humble, yet clean, neat, and natural spaces in photos.

B・B・C 長湯—Bii Bii Shii Nagayu—BBC Nagayu

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature all around the world. I've traveled throughout Japan and visited some 40 countries on 5 continents and hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. This October, I was a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan, Caving Adventures in Western Japan.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!