Tag: Japan

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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12
Nov

ENJOY EXQUISITE JIGOKU-MUSHI HOT SPRING EGGS AT MYOBAN HOT SPRINGS IN BEPPU

Myoban Onsen, with its streets lined with traditional hot spring inns, offers scenic views reminiscent of Japan’s original landscape. Even though it is located in a mountainous area a little far from the center of Beppu, Myoban Onsen draws tourists from all over Japan and the world. Today, I would like to introduce you to the Jigoku-mushi onsen tamago (hot

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31
Jul

Hoyoland Onsen: A Unique Mud Bath Experience in Beppu

Some of the world’s most famous hot springs can be found in Beppu, Oita. Every year, hot spring enthusiasts flock to this coastal city to soak in mineral-rich water and rejuvenate the body. Notable among these famous onsens is Hoyoland, a hot spring resort where the order of the day is heavenly relaxation. What is Hoyoland? Hoyoland is a hot

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31
May

Beppu for Beginners: An Introduction to Beppu’s Best Attractions

Beppu has long been known as one of the best hot spring towns in Japan. Today, tourists from all over the world, as well as across Japan, come in seek of its mineral-rich hot springs and enchanting scenery. Even after centuries, Beppu continues to charm travelers with its natural attractions – and this charm only grows, as word of its

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