May 17, 2017
Beppu is most famously known for being the home to over 2,000 onsens. Sadly, because I was already pregnant by this time, I couldn't partake in any of the activities, which included mud and sand baths and a visit to the hot springs. So bummed!
Instead, we took a day trip to Oita, visited a museum, and did a little more people watching outside the train station. Can't help but fall in love with all the little kids in their cute school uniforms! :)
The kid below was by far our favorite. Unlike the other kids, he came up to the station on his own and seemed to be reading the bus schedule. He couldn't have been older than 6 years old. A couple busses passed, he would get to the door and then not get on. This happened about 3 times. I kept on asking Jonathan, "Do you think he needs help?". Jonathan reassured me and said, "Don't worry, this is Japan. He knows what he's doing." Sure enough, after a little bit of time, he finally boarded a bus and away he went.