Tag: Oita

14
Jan

Make your own unique perfume at the Oita Fragrance Museum

The Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu is one of the most unique museums in the world organized around the theme of fragrance. If you make a reservation in advance, you can participate in a perfume-making experience and create your own original perfume. This time, I tried my hand at making my own one-of-a-kind perfume! First, choose your bottle! When the

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7
Jan

Okamotoya’s Excellent Hell-Steamed Pudding at Myoban Hot Spring in Beppu

When you think of Beppu’s specialties, what do you think of? Beppu has many delicious foods such as Beppu Cold Noodles and Toriten (chicken tempura), but the city is also famous for its pudding as a local sweet. Today, I will introduce you to one of the most popular puddings, Okamotoya’s Jigokumushi Pudding. Okamotoya’s Jigokumushi Pudding is a very popular

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28
Dec

Tatsumaki Jigoku, a Hidden Gem in Beppu’s Jigoku Tour

In Beppu, a city famous for its jigoku or hells, people often first think of Umi Jigoku and Blood Pond Jigoku. However, Tatsumaki Jigoku, is as attractive as both of those but perhaps a bit less well-known. Today, we will introduce some of the highlights of Tatsumaki Jigoku in Beppu City.  Tatsumaki Jigoku, an Official National Scenic Area  Tatsumaki Jigoku

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17
Dec

Try Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at a Favorite Local Restaurant

Oita Prefecture is home to a variety of specialties such as chicken tempura, Beppu cold noodles, horse mackerel, mackerel, and Jigoku Mushi (hell-steamed food). Today, though, we will introduce Dango Soup, a dish favored by local people for generations. What is Dango Soup? Dango Soup is a typical Oita dish made of wheat dumplings kneaded and stretched into strips with

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16
Dec

The Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu is a Must-See for the Curious!

In Beppu, there are many cultural facilities such as museums and art galleries. Today, we will introduce the Oita Fragrance Museum. It is a very unique and rewarding museum based on the theme of fragrance. Oita Fragrance Museum Has Many Fascinating Exhibits When you enter the museum, there is a nice citrusy scent in the air. The dark blue perfume

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3
Dec

Escape and Relax at Bettei Haruki in Beppu

Bettei Haruki in Beppu is a relaxing hot spring inn located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I recently stayed there and wanted to share some of the many highlights of my visit!  Arriving At Bettei Haruki After a short drive into the mountains near Beppu, you arrive at Bettei Haruki. Pictured above is the entrance, which

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26
Nov

A Unique Sightseeing Experience in Beppu: Yunohana-goya in Myoban Onsen Hot Spring

Yunohana-goya in Myoban Onsen is a great tourist spot not far from the center of Beppu where you can get a close look at how hot spring ‘flowers’ are made. There is a souvenir shop, restaurant, family bath, and an outdoor hot spring bath, so it’s easy to spend a whole day there. Here, we’ll introduce some of the points

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19
Nov

Encounter the Mysteries of Nature at Beppu’s Blood Pond Jigoku

Beppu is home to a number of jigoku (hells or hot springs), the most popular of which is Blood Pond Jigoku. As the name implies, Blood Pond Jigoku, with its steaming blood-red water, is very impressive.  What is Blood Pond Jigoku? Blood Pond Jigoku is the oldest natural hell in Japan. A naturally occurring chemical reaction takes place in a

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6
Aug

Jigoku Mushi in Kannawa: Beppu’s Famous ‘Hell-Steamed’ Food

Jigoku Mushi cuisine, also known as ‘hell-steamed’ food, is one of Beppu’s most famous gourmet specialties. For visitors in this charming hot spring city, it cannot be missed. Allow us to introduce you to the Jigoku Steaming Workshop in Kannawa, a hands-on facility where this remarkable cuisine takes center stage. What is Jigoku Mushi? Jigoku Mushi refers to a special

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23
Jul

Umitamago Aquarium: A Fun Attraction for Families and Couples in Beppu

No matter where you are in the world, a visit to the aquarium is always a treat. Lucky for travelers in Beppu, the Umitamago Aquarium is frequently voted one of Oita’s best attractions and it has proven popular with local residents as well as tourists. If you’re wondering what to do in Beppu, look no further. What is ‘Umitamago’? Umitamago,

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