Tag: Beppu

23
Sep

Dagojiru and Yuzu-kosho: Delicious Beppu Souvenirs

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

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9
Sep

Try the chiffon cakes from Sally Garden in Oita!

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

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23
Aug

Kotani Shoten: A wide selection of Oita sake!

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.

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9
Aug

Izakaya Motomachi Bar: Where locals gather

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

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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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30
Jun

Perfect for Summer! Try the spicy gelato at Galleria Midobaru!

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

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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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3
Jun

Somuri: A popular and reasonably priced Bungo Beef restaurant

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

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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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6
May

Barley Shochu: Three recommendations for Oita’s specialty

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

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