Tag: Japan

15
Nov

Kamado Jigoku: Six hells and gourmet food

When it comes to sightseeing in Beppu, visiting hells is a given. There are many unique hells or natural onsen in the city, and today I will introduce Kamado Jigoku. Kamado Jigoku is a great place to enjoy six different kinds of hells, as well as gourmet food such as jigoku or hell-steamed pudding made with soy sauce and century

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21
Oct

Find the best gourmet food in Beppu’s Kitahama Neighborhood!

Kitahama, located on the east side of Beppu Station, is a bustling and attractive area with a variety of unique stores and restaurants. It is also convenient for catching the bus to Oita Airport. This time, I went for a stroll in the Kitahama neighborhood in search of its best gourmet food! Bungo Kanmurijidori Chicken Miso and Bungo Beef Miso

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7
Oct

Carefully selected ingredients at The Peak, Galleria Midobaru

Galleria Midobaru is a new concept hotel in the city of Beppu. The hotel is popular for its unique architecture that gives visitors a sense of the landscape of Beppu, the contemporary art displayed throughout the building, and the private hot spring baths in each room. Yet, there is one more attraction visitors love at Galleria Midobaru, and that is

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23
Sep

Dagojiru and Yuzu-kosho: Delicious Beppu Souvenirs

Beppu is full of delicious foods, unique specialties, and local products. When you visit Beppu on vacation, you may be wondering what to buy as a souvenir. This time I’d like to introduce Dagojiru, which makes a great souvenir, and Yuzu-kosho, which goes perfectly with Dagojiru! * Dagojiru (dango or dumpling soup) is one of Oita Prefecture’s most famous local

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9
Sep

Try the chiffon cakes from Sally Garden in Oita!

The towns of Oita and Beppu are full of stylish and unique cafes. This time, I will introduce Sally Garden, famous for its chiffon cakes and baked goods. I had a chance to try four of their chiffon cakes, all of which were made with the idea of simple yet sophisticated! * Sally Garden’s café is located in Oita City

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23
Aug

Kotani Shoten: A wide selection of Oita sake!

One fine day, while strolling through Beppu City’s downtown area, I could hear lively voices coming from one of the stores. The slightly nostalgic sake signboard caught my attention, and then I heard a woman’s voice say, “How have you been?” It was followed by the laughter of the customers along with the voice of the cheerful woman once more.

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9
Aug

Izakaya Motomachi Bar: Where locals gather

Beppu is famous for hot springs, but it is also a city of gourmet food, with a wide variety of reasonably priced, high-quality restaurants and pubs. Today, I will introduce one of these gourmet spots, Izakaya Motomachi Bar. It is located in Beppu City’s downtown area and is easily accessible.   After a short walk through Beppu City at night

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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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