Food&Drink in Oita
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Where to Eat in Oita
- Oita Prefecture is famous for its hot springs and beautiful forests, but they also have a unique culinary tradition. There are a few great places you should check out if you’re in the area. Bepperz Bepperz Located just minutes from Beppu Station, Bepperz serves a variety of delicious, homey food. Their menu consists of only a few items: Chicken fingers, hot ramen, cold ramen, and Korean-style rice balls. Their ramen is topped with half an egg, pork belly, and some kimchi. In the summer, many guests prefer cold noodles as a way of escaping the heat. Their menu is very affordable, with dishes ranging from 400-700 yen. You can also enjoy a set meal for just a little extra. This restaurant has become popular with thrifty college students in the area before a night out on the town. Fukinoto Ryokan Fukinoto Ryokan If you plan on visiting the Fukiji Shrine, the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu, be sure to stop by the Fukinoto Ryokan to enjoy some soba noodles prepared by the inn. This Japanese inn is run by the family of the priest of the Fukiji Shrine. They prepare several different types of meals that include a lot of sides starting at 1,080 yen. The sets all include rice, freshly prepared vegetables, and some of the inn’s famous soba noodles. They mostly offer vegetarian options, but there are some meat dishes for a little bit more money. Jigokumushi Kobo Jigokumushi Kobo Beppu is famous for its hot springs, and Jigokumushi Kobo takes full advantage of this with their unique dining experience. This restaurant lets you steam your own food using steam from the local onsen. You can rent a cooking area for 500 yen for 30 minutes, and then you can buy the items you want to steam. You can choose from things like seafood, fish, meat, vegetables, and eggs. It’s a sweaty endeavor, to be sure, but that’s what an onsen is all about. After eating, you can also enjoy their onsen footbath for free. Jigokumushi Kobo Steaming is a traditional cooking method in the Beppu region, and Jigokumushi literally translates to “hell steaming.” You can find all sorts of dishes prepared using this ancient cooking method, from seafood to pudding. Onie no Sato Onie no Sato Near Tennenji Shrine in Bungotakada, the Onie no Sato History Museum features interesting exhibits on the demons of Buddhist tradition. Along with their museum exhibits, they also have a dining area where they serve soba with tofu, seaweed, corn, dumplings, and more. There are other dishes available as well, but their soba is worth trying if you’re in the area. Tenshinken Tenshinken Right next to Jissoji Central Park in Beppu, this restaurant serves up Oita Prefecture’s most famous dish, toriten. These would normally be known as “chicken fingers” in the West, but in Japan, the chicken is cooked using a tempura batter, so it’s really a different flavor. While Tenshinken specializes in toriten, they also serve dishes like cold soba noodles, gyoza dumplings, and Japanese curry. This quaint restaurant is quite affordable, at around 1,000 yen per person, and has become known as one of the most delicious restaurants in the area. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- 19. April. 2018
Eating Jigoku Mushi Food
- Almost every area in Japan has some culinary specialty that makes them unique from other places. In Beppu, their unique Jigokumushi cooking style has been popular since the Edo Period and it’s definitely something you should try out if you visit Beppu. Literally translated as “hell steaming”, the jigokumushi cooking method uses the natural steam from nearby hot springs to cook food. The waters of many hot springs in the area can easily reach 100° C, so it’s more than hot enough to steam up some good veggies or buns without the need for fire or coal. Eating Jigoku Mushi Food The Kannawa Onsen area has several famous jigokumushi restaurants and food stalls that you should try if you’re in the area to visit one of the neighborhood’s famous bathhouses. Depending on how hungry you are, you can sit down for a full meal or just grab something light, like a sweet potato or an egg, from a street vendor. Eating Jigoku Mushi Food Jigokumushi Kobo is a particularly popular foodie destination. This isn’t a typical restaurant where you order from a menu and food is brought out to you. Instead, Jigokumushi Kobo lets you take a more hands-on approach and steam your own food. Eating Jigoku Mushi Food ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- 19. April. 2018
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- Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 1-4-23
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- Kawakami, Yufuin, Yufuin, Oita Prefecture 1524-27
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- Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 1984-212
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Oita Main Areas
A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.
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