Tag: Beppu

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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17
Sep

Delight in the Oita Prefecture’s Famous Soul Food ‘Toriten’

The Oita Prefecture is home to many delicious and unique gourmet foods such as Beppu cold noodles, dango-jiru soup, and yaseuma. One that stands out, however, is ‘toriten’ – possibly the most loved soul food of them all. A Delicacy Loved by Oita Citizens ‘Toriten’ means ‘chicken tempura,’ and this delicacy is much loved throughout the Oita Prefecture. To make

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20
Aug

Beppu Ropeway: See the Best Nature Views in Beppu

Beppu is the perfect place to admire the changing colors of the four seasons. Nestled between sparkling Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, the city is blessed with a diversity of natural beauties. For the best view of these scenic wonders, there is no better vantage point than from the Beppu Ropeway. What is the Beppu Ropeway? The Beppu Ropeway is

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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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