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New souvenir shop in Umi Jigoku

This shop in Umi Jigoku has reopened after renovation. It offers a wide range of items and you can buy something that is only found here. Tables and chairs are installed so that you can sit and eat popular Jigokumushi pudding and boiled eggs. You can enjoy viewing Umi Jigoku from there and the terrace on the second floor as well.

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The 58th Kannawa Yuami Festival
from September 21st to 23rd

The Kannawa Yuami Festival is about thanking Ippen Shonin who was a Buddhist priest and the founder of Kannawa Onsen. During the festival, his statue is purified in Shibunoyu and Kannawa mushiyu. The ceremony is called “Yuamihoyo”. After that, children in a chigo costume parade with the statue through the town of Kannawa. People also express appreciation to the blessings of onsen in various ways, such as offering hot spring water to Eifuku-ji Temple and dedicating a dance. Main event: Rice cake pounding (mochi-tsuki): 9/22 11:00〜 at Kannawa mushiyu Yuamihoyo and Chigo parade : 9/23 10:00〜 at Shibunoyu and Kannawa mushiyu Dedicatory dance: 9/23 19:00〜 at Kannawa mishiyu

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Beppu Hinoumi Matsuri

One of the annual summer festivals in Beppu, is held from July 28th to 30th. You’ll see rows of food stalls on the Ekimae st., Spa beach, Kaimonji and Kitahama park. A variety of events, such as a YUKATA contest and a SAKE festival will take place. The biggest one is a fireworks display that will be held from 8:00 p.m. on 30th. Also, some of the municipal hot springs offer free admission to everyone. Please ask us for the details at our Information Offices.

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Yufuin no Mori
via Kokura, Beppu and Oita

A resort train called Yufuin no Mori had suspended the operation due to the interruption of the Kyudai Main Line after heavy rain. Now it has just resumed by taking the temporary detouring route via Kokura, Beppu and Oita. Click here for more details!

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Ghibli Expo
-From Nausicaä to Marnie-

This massive exhibition is being held at the Oita Prefectural Art Museum. Many advertising materials, unpublished documents, etc., in the last 30 years are crammed in the display area. There are 3,000 items!! You can learn the history of Studio Ghibli from them and feel as if you were in a movie. In addition, a large airship can be seen at the entrance. Totoro is waiting for you and Nekobus (Catbus) is also there. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

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Bus Route Change
in the Kannawa area

The route of highway express buses for Hakata and buses for Yufuin(Yufurin) has been changed in the Kannawa area. Those buses that used to stop at Kannawaguchi now stop at Kannawa No.2 bus stop. The distance between the two bus stops is 400 m ; it is 5minutes’ walk.

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Gacha-gacha   (Toy capsule vending machine)    
at Kannawa bus center

Toy capsule vending machines have been installed at the Kannawa bus center. There are 10 different types of capsules. You can choose your favorite one from them. A tourist who visited Beppu on a cruise ship picked up two of them. We hope she will like the toys in those capsules and they will remind her of the pleasant time in Beppu. Please come to Beppu again!! #gacha-gacha #kannawa #beppu #welovebeppu

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Funny-looking picture panel
Eki Machi 1chome Beppu

This happy couple from the U.S. asked me to take their photos with a funny-looking picture panel. The panel with 2 different pictures on each side can be found near the information center in JR Beppu Station. If you want to take wonderful souvenir photos, please visit there!!

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Beppu Table
Souvenir Oita-Japan

This gift shop carries a variety of foods and seasonings that are made from citrus fruits called Yuzu and Kabosu. Oita is well known for its production of Yuzu and Kabosu. You can also buy other carefully-selected food and finecraft products made in Oita, such as onsen soap, bamboo baskets, potteries, Japanese sandals, etc. It is located near Oniyama Jigoku in the Kannawa area. #Beppu #Oita #Yuzu #Kabosu #bamboo

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Japanese iris garden
Lake Kagurame

Japanese irises have just begun to bloom at Lake Kagurame. 80 kinds with 15,000 roots of irises will be in full bloom around June 20th. You can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere until early July. An annual special event to share the beauty will be held on June 17th this year. #beppu #Kagurame #iris #welovebeppu

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Wakura
Japanese style shop/cafe

This shop/cafe is in a quiet residential neighborhood along a brook. They serve healthy and delicious meals that are beautifully arranged. You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while taking in the nature-rich view. It also sells stylish Japanese nick-knacks. #beppu #cafe #Japanesestyle #welovebeppu

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GENOVA

This is a fresh gelato shop located in Kitahama. You can taste some of the 20 flavors made by the owner and choose your favorite. It is open until late night. #beppu #gelato #icecream #welovebeppu

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Miyama Kirishima
Mt. Tsurumi

Rhododendrons around the summit of Mt. Tsurumi are at their best now. You can enjoy the beautiful contrast between pink and green. The picture‐postcard landscape can be seen until early June. #beppu #miyamakirishima #Tsurumi #Ropeway #welovebeppu

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Cherry blossoms in 2017
Sakai River, Beppu Park, Oniishibouzu Jigoku

In Beppu, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom now. You can enjoy wonderful views here and there. The season is late coming this year. #beppu #cherryblossoms #beppupark #oniishibouzu #welovebeppu

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The 103rd
Beppu Hatto Onsen festival

This is the one of the most popular local festivals in Beppu. It will be held from March 31st to April 3rd. Main event : Mt.Ohgi Fire Festival     March 31, 18:30 〜 ***The date has changed ===> April 3, 18:30 〜 Tokyo Disney Resort special parade     April 2, 10:50 〜 11:30 Mikoshi(portable shrine) parade      April 2, 14:00 〜 Free admission to 100 ONSEN facilities   March 31 – April 3 Many other events will also be held throughout the city. Please ask for details at our Information Offices. #festival #onsen #beppu #welovebeppu

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Shiotsukido

This shop is a long standing Wagashi shop established more than 100 years ago and is located at the entrance of the Takegawara kouji(arcade). It is famous for Japanese confectionaries made with yuzu (a type of citron). This picture is a Yuzu-man which is a biscuit with yuzu jam. #Japanesesweet #Japaneseconfectionery #yuzu #beppu #welovebeppu #takegawara

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Rakugo in English

Everybody!!
Welcome to the world of RAKUGO and DAIKAGURA Performance!!
This is a great opportunity to enjoy RAKUGO in English!!
It’s Free of Charge!!
Do not miss this!!

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Cafe&Gallery
Alteneue

This cafe & gallery is located in Kannawa. They serve various flavors of chiffon cake. It also has an open space with wooden benches. Why don’t you stop by while walking in Kannawa? You can take a rest and enjoy the unique atmosphere of hot spring (Onsen) resorts. #beppu #kannawa #welovebeppu #cafe #gallery #chiffoncake

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The coming of spring

Ume (Japanese apricot) trees have begun blooming. It shows the arrival of spring. There are about 180 Ume trees in Beppu park. Those will be in full bloom by the beginning of next month. #Beppupark #WeloveBeppu #Ume #Japaneseapricot

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Cute Rider

This cute lady who is from West Virginia in the US is traveling up through Japan. She has a plan to go to Hokkaido from Kyushu by bike in five months. How much energy she has!! She was heading to Yufuin from Beppu on the day that I saw her. Have a nice and safe trip!!

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Bubble Gum
MARUKAWA CONFECTIONERY

One day a man who came from the US stopped by our office and asked me about bubble gums. He said “I want to buy small round bubble gums. When I was young, my Japanese friend gave me them. I can’t forget the flavor and texture.” This is what he wanted! These gums have been sold for about 70 years and so popular in Japan. You can buy them at grocery stores.

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Toraya

This shop sells two types of Japanese pancakes filled with bean paste. One of them is called “Taiyaki”, a fish-shaped one. The other is called “Oobanyaki”, a round-shaped one. You can see the chef baking pancakes at the counter and buy fresh-baked ones. #Japanesesweet #Japaneseconfectionery #taiyaki #beppu #Welovebeppu

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Kokochi Cafe
Musubino

Located in Kannawa. This cafe serves cakes made without butter or eggs and foods cooked using steam-cooking at low-temparature and sun-dring. You can enjoy healthy and delicious foods in the quiet and cozy place. #cafe #sweets #steamcooking #beppu #kannawa #welovebeppu

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Mushicyaro

This restaurant is located in the Kannawa area. The chef serves a variety of Chinese cuisines, keeping health and disease prevention in mind. Some of these dishes are cooked using hot spring steam, and they are very original. The menu is only a full–course meal and reservations are needed.

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Happy New Year 2017!!

May this year be happy and fruitful. #sunrise #happynewyear #welovebeppu #oita

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cafe Piikoi

This restaurant with a homey atmosphere has a great lunch with a half sized pizza and pasta dish. It comes with a salad, s soft drink and a piece of melon with a slice of uncured ham for 1000 yen.It is located near Tsurumi Hospital.

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Y’s Dining Bar

Located in front of Beppu International Plaza, a 5 minute walk from Beppu station. You can enjoy more than 60 kinds of wine with Mediterranean cuisine. Most of cooking ingredients are from Oita pref. It serves a daily special for lunch including a main dish or two types of pasta with soup, salad and a cup of coffee. #welovebeppu #beppu #wine #freewifi #restaurant

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GAHAMA terrace

Located between the Beppu City museum and the Nitori store in Shoningahama, it is a 3 minute walk from Beppu Daigaku Station. This historical building was modernized and is home to a Japanese restaurant, French restaurant, a bar and a spa. They also have guest rooms but you don’t need to be a guest to use the facilities.

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YORU CAFE 10

Located next to Kappa-no-Yu near the Beppu wharf, this cafe serves many great dishes including pasta and egg dishes. It is barrier free.

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HOT MANGO
Balinese cuisine izakaya

Only a 5 minute walk from Beppu station, this izakaya serves original Balinese cuisine such as coconut beef, grilled chicken in peanut sauce, and deep fried spring rolls. Enjoy the exotic atmosphere with a taste of Bali.

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Hanabi Fantasia 2016
Christmas fireworks festival

This is one of the most popular annual events in Beppu. You can enjoy viewing a variety of fireworks synchronized with music. Date: Dec. 23rd and 24th, 2016 The fireworks will start at 8 P.M. 

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COM DIA
Vietnamese kitchen

This small restaurant serves popular Vietnamese dishes, such as uncured spring roll, pho and Banh-mi cooked by a lady who is from Ho Chi Minh. In Vietnam, “Com dia” means main dish garnished with vegetable.It’s only a 5 minute walk from Beppu station.

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GOKURAKU-TEI

This restaurant is located next to Chinoike-Jigoku.It has many kinds of dishes including local specialties, including toriten, dangojiru, and healthy food steamed in hot springs.This is a picture of Jigoku curry. The color is red, so it looks like Chinoike-Jigoku! It has a little hotter taste than usual curry.

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Beppu Tsuge Kougei
Beppu traditional craft shop

This is a boxwood craft shop located in Hamawaki area. You can see elaborate handicrafted boxwood products and find a great souvenir of your trip. #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #traditional # tsuge #別府

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Autumn Foliage
Takasakiyama National Park

It is a good time to see autumn leaves along the coastline in Beppu, such as Takasakiyama National Park. Why don’t you take a walk in autumn color? #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #autumnleaves #別府 #大分

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BE@BEPPU on sale
O・MO・TE・NA・SHI experience book

BE@BEPPU is the official Beppu tourist ONSENDO guide book. This book introduces many attractions in Beppu. It contains so much information, especially about Onsen. Also it includes free bath tickets and valuable discount coupons. You can buy it at foreign tourist information centers, some hotels and Oita airport. #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #onsen #別府

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Yohachiro
Cafe & Sweets

Located in Kannawa. You can have teatime with desserts such as cakes and shaved ice. This cafe was named “Yohachiro” after the owner’s grandfather. #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #cafe #sweets #別府

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Autumn Foliage
Lake Shidaka

Now autumn colors can be viewed at Lake Shidaka. The leaves are beginning to turn red and yellow. It takes 30 min. by bus from JR Beppu station. #welovebeppu #beppu #oita #autumnleaves #別府

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Sentomyo

Sentomyo literally means a thousand votive lights. In Beppu, this is an annual event to enjoy an amazing illuminated world and an autumn tradition.About 24,000 lanterns made of paper and candles are displayed at the center of Beppu park. Moreover, lanterns made of woven bamboo and an Illuminated bamboo forest grace the night of the park.The combination of those lights creates a fantastic atmosphere throughout the park. Date: Sat., Nov. 5th, 2016 Time: 15:00 – 21:00  *The lighting ceremony is held at 18:00. The food festival is also held in the same site. Date: Sat., Nov. 5th – Sun., Nov. 6th, 2016 Time: 10:00 – 21:00 (6th -17:00)

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TEN TEN
Japanese arts and crafts

You can put on a Japanese traditional Kimono. Please bring your own camera or tablet to take as many photos as you like!! This shop is located behind Yamada electrical appliance store near Beppu station.

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