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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
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
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.
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
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