Tag: Gourmet


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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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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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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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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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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Enjoy Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at Bungo Tea House

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

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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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Beppu’s Best Ramen Spot: Noodle Factory Life

Beppu is a city of gastronomy; however, it is still somewhat unknown. There are many delicious restaurants in the city offering everything from cold noodles to Italian dishes. Today, I would like to introduce Noodle Factory Life, one of Beppu’s best ramen restaurants. Noodle Factory Life is located in a corner of Umezono Dori, a retro-style alley lined with many

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My Experience Staying At The Concept Hotel Galleria Midobaru in Beppu (Part 2)

Galleria Midobaru, which just opened in December 2020, is a new type of concept hotel that combines contemporary art and architecture with Beppu’s beautiful natural environment. Following the first part of this article, I would like to share with you my experience of staying at the hotel. At six o’clock in the evening, when it was getting dark, I went

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Cafe Ca Sentbon: A Stylish Spot in the Oita Fragrance Museum

The Oita Fragrance Museum in Beppu is one of the few museums in the world that focuses on fragrance. It is a popular facility where you can try your hand at perfumery, and there is also a very stylish cafe on the ground floor. This time, I visited Cafe Ca Sentbon on the ground floor of the Oita Fragrance Museum.

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