Only stayed here for a night, used it as a base to visit Beppu and Yufuin, and the plan worked well (there weren’t any Toyoko Inns in Beppu nor Yufuin). Arrived in Oita from Kumamoto at 11.30am, left our luggage with the hotel then walked back to JR Oita Station (which is why it was so very important to be just 5 mins walk from the station) and hopped onto a Sonic train for Beppu. Kyushu was the last place we expected to encounter snow, but snow it did that afternoon in Beppu. Returned to the hotel that evening after some sightseeing in Beppu.
Next day, we checked out in the morning but left our luggage with the hotel at the lobby. They usually give you a luggage tag and place a green (at times red) net (with bells attached) over the whole lot of bags. Sometimes, they even tied the bags together with string before they throw the net over.
Luggage secured, we left for Yufuin with our onsen towels to enjoy our first onsen experience. We were in the onsen by 10am (just ask at Yufuin Station - recommended one not far from Yufuin Station that opened at 10am). Returned to Oita after lunch, picked up our luggage, and headed back to Oita Station to take a train to Hakata where we were to spend the night.
Like the other 11 Toyoko Inns we stayed in during our trip, this Toyoko Inn was also very clean, safe, and offered good value.
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