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
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
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
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
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
Beppu is a city of gastronomy; however, it is still somewhat unknown. There are many delicious restaurants in the city offering everything from cold noodles to Italian dishes. Today, I would like to introduce Noodle Factory Life, one of Beppu’s best ramen restaurants. Noodle Factory Life is located in a corner of Umezono Dori, a retro-style alley lined with many
The Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu is one of the few museums in the world that focuses on fragrance. It is a popular facility where you can try your hand at perfumery, and there is also a very stylish cafe on the ground floor. This time, I visited Cafe Ca Sentbon on the ground floor of the Oita Fragrance Museum.
Myoban Onsen, with its streets lined with traditional hot spring inns, offers scenic views reminiscent of Japan’s original landscape. Even though it is located in a mountainous area a little far from the center of Beppu, Myoban Onsen draws tourists from all over Japan and the world. Today, I would like to introduce you to the Jigoku-mushi onsen tamago (hot