Tag: Beppu

20
Jul

Affordable Onsen Tour in Beppu City

Beppu, also known as the City of Springs, has many hot spring facilities. Among them, the municipal hot springs are unique and have been loved by the citizens for a long time. In this article, I would like to introduce some of the municipal hot springs that I found while walking around Beppu City. Ekimae Koutou Hot Spring This city-run

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30
Jun

Perfect for Summer! Try the spicy gelato at Galleria Midobaru!

It’s getting hotter and hotter, and soon it will be summer! Like last year, the corona virus  means we can’t enjoy summer as freely as we might like. However, we still want to enjoy the season as much as possible and as safely as possible. Galleria Midobaru, a concept hotel on a high green hill in Beppu, has a gelato that

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16
Jun

Mt. Takasaki: A great place to see Japanese monkeys in the wild

Did you know that in the area adjacent to the popular Umi Tamago Aquarium there is a special spot where you can have a very special experience? Takasakiyama Nature Park is a unique place where you can see many Japanese macaques that have been released into the wild. It is said that this is the only place in Japan where

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3
Jun

Somuri: A popular and reasonably priced Bungo Beef restaurant

Beppu is famous for its hot springs, but its gourmet food is renowned. One specialty is Oita Wagyu Beef or Bungo Beef, named for the breed of cow raised in this area that produces this delicious local food. Did you know there is a restaurant in Beppu where you can enjoy Bungo Beef at a reasonable price? This time, I would

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20
May

Hyotan Onsen: A popular hot spring for day trips

Beppu is known as the City of Springs, with a concentration of hot springs unparalleled anywhere else in the world. There are many unique hot springs scattered throughout the city, but one of the most popular for day trips is Hyotan Onsen. Today, I’ll introduce Hyotan Onsen and what it’s all about! A historic hot spring theme park in a

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6
May

Barley Shochu: Three recommendations for Oita’s specialty

Many people think of barley shochu when they think of Oita’s liquor. The nationally famous barley shochu brands, such as Iichiko and Nikaido, are, of course, made in Oita. Here are three barley shochus made by Minami Shuzo that are loved by the locals! What is shochu? Shochu is a traditional, Japanese distilled hard liquor. It can be made from

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20
Apr

Enjoy Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at Bungo Tea House

There are many delicious foods in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, but one of the most beloved among them is Dango-jiru (Dango soup, it is usually called “Dago”-jiru in Kyushu area). In Beppu City, there are many restaurants where you can enjoy this prefectural food. This time, I went to Bungochaya, a popular diner inside Beppu Station, which is known for its

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14
Apr

Great Souvenirs from Beppu Part 1: Zabon-Zuke

When you visit Beppu, you should definitely check out the souvenirs that are full of local charm. Beppu is famous for Jigokumushi Pudding (hell-steamed pudding), but there is a great variation of souvenirs to be found!This time, I went to Beppu’s downtown area to look for some great souvenirs. Beppu’s Famous Zabon-Zuke Shop Have you ever heard of zabon-zuke or

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25
Mar

Enjoy Beppu’s Onishi-Bozu Jigoku!

This time, I would like to introduce you to Onishi-Bozu Jigoku or Hell, one of the most popular hells in Beppu! Onishi-Bozu Jigoku translates as ‘Hell of the Monk’s Head’ and is named after the bubbles that form in the hot mud, causing it to swell up like a shaved head. Tourism here started after the Meiji Era (1868-1912) but

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17
Mar

Galleria Midobaru Art Exploration|Introducing The Artists

In December 2020, the concept hotel, Galleria Midobaru, opened on a quiet hill overlooking Beppu Bay. The hotel is dotted with contemporary artworks themed on Beppu.  It offers a completely new lodging experience that lets you see yourself in a way you didn’t know was possible, see the world differently, and feel like you are sharing ideas with an artist.

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