Tag: What to Do

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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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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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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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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26
Feb

Perfect For A Walk! Enjoy Beppu Park

Beppu Park, located in the center of Beppu City, is a large park in Beppu. The area where Beppu Park is located was laid out in 1907 in conjunction with the visit of Emperor Taisho, and the pine trees planted at that time are over 100 years old and still alive today. The park is lush with trees and has

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5
Feb

Luxurious Hot Spring, Mugen no Sato: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, A Secluded Hot Spring Surrounded By Nature

Today I would like to introduce Mugen no Sato: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, a one-day hot spring facility located in a mountain village a little ways from the city center. The open-air baths are set in a lush green environment, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you can enjoy a relaxing soak in Beppu’s famous

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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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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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