Banyuwangi is your eastern-most regency of East Java. On the north, there is the regency of Situbondo. The regencies of Bondowoso and Jember neighbor Banyuwangi into the west. On the east lies the island of Bali, and on the west lies the Indonesian Ocean. Banyuwangi is located on the coordinate 70 45′ 15″ S and 113′ 38.2″ E. Due to its place, Banyuwangi has diverse all-natural scenery, rich art, and culture habits, and traditions.

The beauty of character is spread around Banyuwangi from the west into the east. Mountains, forests, and beaches dot the landscape of the regency. For instance, Ijen Crater, at the western portion of Banyuwangi, is famous for its beautiful crater lake. The most conventional sulfur miners who surprisingly climb down and up the slope of Mount Merapi, and the plantations which pay the Crater’s slope. Even the National Park of Meru Betiri is famous for its Java Tiger and turtles. These places form the middle of the Tourism Developed area that’s known as the Diamond Triangle, which connects one Tourism Object to another.

Banyuwangi also has various art, culture, habits, and traditions. Among those ordinary arts of Banyuwangi is Gandrung, a welcoming dance for most distinguished guests. The dance is your defining dancing of Banyuwangi. Other traditions that can be observed in Banyuwangi comprise of metik (a party performed before coffee and rice harvesting), Rebo Wekasan, Kebo keboan, Ruwatan, Tumplek punjen, Gredoan, Endog-endogan, etc.) These events are performed annually and are contained in the Calendar of Events of Banyuwangi. The typical handicrafts and traditional foods are offered around Banyuwangi. The products and areas that need to be seen are Batik Tulis in Temenggungan and Tempo, Bamboo handicraft in Kecamatan Rogojampi along with Kalipuro, etc.. Banyuwangi also has typical food products; such as bagiak, selai pisang (banana ), etc.

There native people of Banyuwangi are all Banyuwanginese. They have their own dialect, which unites the languages of both Javanese and Balinese. Ethnic Javanese, Madurese, Balinese, and individuals from Banjar also call Banyuwangi house. The varied all-natural scenery, the rich art, culture, customs, and traditions, constitute worthy treasures that must be introduced into all individuals. The folks of Banyuwangi and also the local authorities are going to be encouraged and benefited by tourism. The income from tourism will offer the capital to develop the regency of Banyuwangi. Tourists will also gain in their rich experiences since they see Banyuwangi.

Get in Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi Train station is near Ketapang ferry port, roughly 300 m to the shore. Chairs on air-conditioned business- and – executive-class train cars are available and fan-cooled economy-class train automobiles. The train can be ridden from important cities, including Surabaya and Probolinggo.

By bus

The main bus terminal will be Sri Tanjung, 2 kilometers south of Ketapang jack, and Brawijaya(Karang Ente) terminal. One is the closest one to the city center. Surabaya is 285 km from the road, and buses take approximately 6 hours.

By ferry

Ferries operate from Gilimanuk at Bali into Ketapang every 30 minutes, managed 24 hours every day. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes, though loading and unloading may take more. Cost Rp 8,000 for foot riders. The ferry owner is ASDP. If you travel from Bali to Java, there’s no need to enter Banyuwangi if you don’t intend to remain there. Instead, take a bemo two km north from the ferry terminal to the bus terminal (10,000, maximum 20,000IDR) from where you can catch forward public buses into Probolingo, Surabaya, etc. (train is a more fantastic method of travel, more economical without a scam). Should you arrive at the day and care to break your trip, there are many pleasant homestays offered in Ketapang, only a brief stroll from the ferry terminal. Locals will point the way if you ask.

By plane

Banyuwangi’s small airport (Blimbingsari) is located about 15km south of the town center. Wings Air and Garuda are working for some flights mostly to/from Surabaya (50 minutes).

There is no any public transport available to/from the airport. We paid 100,000Rp with the taximeter in October 2017 to get the airport from the town center.

Even though there is a little Tourist Information Center at the airport, the service is not as good as the one from the town center.

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