Only two hours by train from Tokyo! “Tsuruya Kichijo Tei” located in Higashi Izu has started a new plan

04.October.2017 | SPOT

Tsuruya Kijijo Tei has started an event titled “Moon Watching Party” starting from September until November. You can enjoy Iseebi (giant shrimp from Ise), grilled matsutake (pine mushroom), kinmedai (alfonsino), Amagi shamo (Japanese chicken), and other cuisines related to full moon viewing and freshly fried tempura as much as you can eat.

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 Moon watching party plan / Menu (example) September to November

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・Appetizer / Aoriika to shibaebi no masakoae (grilled squid and shrimp)

・Small dish / Kamasu no Kodukuri, mangetsu tamago dofu (Sphyraena, full-moon-like egg tofu)

・Small dish / katsuo tataki, warasa (sashimi of bonito, yellowtail)

・Rice dish / Kinmedai to Hrame no Temarizushi (sushi of alfonsino and flatfish)

・Grilled dish / Iseebi to Matutake no Hoshoyaki (grilled giant shrimp from Ise and matsutake mushroom

・Cooked dish / Amagi Shamo to Satoimo no Inakani (cooked Japanese chicken and potato)

・Fried dish / Tenpura Jiman (tempura)

・Meal / Mokuzu Kani Zosui or Shiromeshi, Akadashi, Ko no Mono (crab rice porridge or white rice, miso soup and appetizer)

・Dessert / Maccha Shirama Zenzai (green tea and rice cakes in sweet azuki soup)

 

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Tsuruya Kichijoji is a hot spring inn which was recently registered as a “Moon Road” inn (registered as being one of “Japan’s best hundred moon-watching sites.” The inn offers hot spring services such as an outdoor bath, big bath, rental bath (50 minutes), foot spa, in addition to accommodation, restaurant, and a “Moon Road” experience where one can get a magical view of the moon floating over the sea.

 

At “Trusuya Amazake Yokocho” which is located inside the inn, cockshy, smart ball, yoyo fishing, Shochu made in Izu, local dishes and oden from Shizuoka can be enjoyed. The making-experience of a pinwheel, string phone and bamboo helicopter is popular among families. The inn also offers free beer to the customers using the hot spring! (16:00 to 18:00)

 

They also hold many events regarding Izu’s special local products and local culture.

  • Dried fish making experience (Mon. / Thurs.) dried overnight 16:00 to 17:00, drying in the sun 10:00 to 11:30 (1,100 yen / three dried fish)
  • Soba making experience (Sat. / Sun.) (lunch) 11:00 to 12:30 (1,650 yen)
  • Rice with green tea and horse mackerel making experience (Fri.) (lunch) 11:00 to 12:30 (1,100 yen)
  • Wasabi dish cooking class (Wed.) The head chef will lecture on how to make dishes using wasabi produced in Amagi / 11:00 to 12:30 (1,650 yen)
  • Boiled alfonsino making class (Tue.) Let’s make soft and tasty dishes / 11:00 to 12:30 (1,870 yen)

 

Let’s enjoy a romantic mood by joining the “Moon Watching Party”

 

■Information

 “Otsukimi Kaiseki (Moon Watching Party)” plan 2017,9,04 to 09 / 10,02 to 08, 11,01 to 07

【Price】 One-night-stay with breakfast / 16,650 yen per person (two persons in one room) / 14,650 yen / (three persons) / 13,650 yen (four persons)

※Check in 14:00 / check out 10:30

※A Japanese room where one can see the sun rise and view the moon can be enjoyed, +5,000 yen, 150 yen must be paid to use the hot spring

【Meal】dinner / Zendokoro “Sai” Moon Watching Plan / breakfast / Japanese food

 

Tsuruya Kichijoji:http://www.tsuruya-kisshotei.com/

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    Tripadvisor® has posted its list for this year’s most popular hot springs and spas in Japan for day trips as ranked by its users over the past year.

     

    This is the 9th run of this particular list, which is normally announced each winter, but due to the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, travellers have been looking to find somewhere to relax, and so the website decided to release the list earlier this time. Tripadvisor® also ranked the best hot spring regions as well as foot baths.

     

    This year’s list has a diverse line-up of locations, from huge new facilities to old ones with history. Half of the places in the list are situated in the Kanto region of Japan—more than the previous lists. Those in the ranking are listed not only for the hot springs, but for the services on offer like massage, dining, rest, and more, all of which adds to them being great for day trips.

     

    Hot Springs & Spas Popular With Japanese People For Day Trips – 2020 Edition

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    8th Place: Spadium Japon (Higashikurume, Tokyo)

    Spadium Japon is a large-scale public bath facility with 15 different types of baths and saunas. It has transparent onsen, which is rare in the Kanto region, and the water is known for its sodium salt. Tripadvisor® users praise the facility for offering all-day services and how big it is, likening it to a theme park.

     

    Special Mentions

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    Top 5 Hot Spring Chiku Popular With Japanese People

    1st Place: Kinosaki Onsen (Toyooka, Hyogo)
    2nd Place: Yu no Mine Onsen (Tanabe, Wakayama)
    3rd Place: Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni, Kumamoto)
    4th Place: Ginzan Onsen (Obanazawa, Yamagata)
    5th Place Gero Onsen (Gero, Gifu)

     

    Top 3 Foot Baths Popular With Japanese People

    1st Place: Oita Airport Foot Bath (Kunisaki, Oita)
    2nd Place: Lake Kussharo Sunayu (Teshikaga, Hokkaido)
    3rd Place: Kagoshima Airport Foot Bath (Kirishima, Kagoshima)

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    Strawberry Shop Izunokuni Shizuoka Michi-no-Eki Izu no Heso ichigo BonBonBerry Izunokuni factory will be celebrating “ii ichigo no hi” (Good Strawberry Day) on January 15 by releasing new strawberry purin desserts which are full of strawberry goodness. 

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    Strawberry Parfaits

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    As strawberries are in season, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to one of Japan’s sweet and beautiful strawberry desserts.

  • Enjoy a mystical night of relaxing fireflies and festival fun only this June at Higashi-Izu!

    26.May.2019 | SPOT

    Higashi-Izu Machi Kanko Kyokai tourism association is holding their 17th evening firefly-watching event to be held in a local hot spring village of Higashi-Izu. The Higashi-Izu Machi Onsenkyo Hotaru Kansho no Sakuya” will be held from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 11th June. Free yourself from everyday life and watch the night light up as a mystical scenery filled with fireflies descends upon you. This experience will take your body and mind to a whole new world!

     

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    Enjoy a mystical and extraordinary night of nature at Higashi-Izu. This is your chance to relax under the light of fireflies and explore the numerous shops at the firefly town!

  • Embrace Japan’s 4 Seasons with Luxurious Treatments at YU, THE SPA by L’OCCITANE

    25.August.2018 | SPOT

    YU, THE SPA is a new spa being developed by L’OCCITANE that will open in the sophisticated Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo on October 1, 2018.

     

    Spa L’OCCITANE is one style of spa run by French skin care and body product company L’OCCITANE. As of July 2018 they have 70 establishments worldwide and are found only in 5 Star hotels.

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    Indulge in a luxurious experience at YU, THE SPA by L’OCCITANE.

     

    ■Information

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    Service Opening: October 1, 2018

    Bookings: From September 18, 2018

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:30pm

    Bookings/Enquiries: 03-3943-4785 (10:00am-9:00pm)
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    Additionally, they are now accepting early orders for t-shirts made by two brands: Musare Hito, a creative group made up of a community of bathhouse and sauna lovers and Get Yu! who are hot with Japan’s street culture movement. Let’s take a look at the brands set to liven up bathhouse fashion.

     

    MIYANISHIYAMA

    MIYANISHIYAMA / ミヤ ニシヤマ
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    Melissa

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    ACCOMMODE

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    VL BY VEE

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    nana-nana

    nana-nana / ナナナナ
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    Other Brands
    igor / AVALON / proef / Shin-Yoshiwara Souvenir Gift Shop / and more…

    Get湯!

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    Get Yu! / ゲッチュウ
    Get Yu! is an event co-planned and managed by Vou (棒), a shop and gallery in Kyoto, Sauna no Umeyu, a bathhouse in Kyoto, and Ron LONESOME Samu, a cultural spot in Atami. Together with artists who absolutely love bathhouses, Get Yu! aims to enliven the bathhouse experience and its surrounding culture.

     

    蒸され人

    Musare Hito / 蒸され人
    This 22-member LINE group is formed of sauna lovers who stretch the point of saunas. They are now taking orders for t-shirts with an original Musare Hito logo print and are also selling a compilation album themed on saunas.

     

    If you’re thinking about trying public bathhouses in Japan then consider getting your hands on some of these cute and practical items and merchandise!

     

    ■InformationTokyo Kaihoku no Yu: Vol.2
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    Running: April 25, 2018-May 13, 2018

    Website:https://www.instagram.com/isetan_tokyo_kaihoku/

     

  • Hot spring trip in the mountains of Ishikawa Prefecture recommended by sommeliers

    24.April.2018 | SPOT

    “Kissho Yamanaka” will sell the hot spring lodging plan named “Kissho TOUJI” from April of 2018 to the 30th of September.

     

    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

    Yamana Onsen (hot spring) which was opened about 1,300 years ago is a hot spring area where the famous Japanese poet Basho Matsuo stayed for 9 days.

     

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    The plan that they are going to sell offers the experience of enjoying the view/forest of Kakusen Valley, Kaga Area’s delicious foods and hot springs. This hot spring is known to be effective for relieving stress and healing illnesses.

     

    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

    “Yuge Kaido Machi Aruki Ticket” where you can enjoy 10 hot springs in the mountains, local sakes, Daiginjo (sake variety) Soft Served Ice Cream and famous crocket is included in the plan as well as the Jiwamon Onigiri (rice ball) lunch menu/Teppanyaki (pan fried meat and vegetables), sauna, hand-massage service, rental cycle and bus tickets.

     

    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

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    Persons who are interested in this plan must visit Kissho TOUJI since you can obtain an onsen textbook from the onsen sommeliers.

     

     

    ■Information

    Kissho TOUJI – Hot Spring Plan Recommended by Onsen Sommeliers.
    Address: Kissho Yamanaka, 14-3, 1st avenue, Higashimachi, Yamanaka Onsen, Kagashi, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Date: 2018/04/01 (Sat.) to 09/30 (Sat.)
    Price: One day ticket that comes with dinner and breakfast / 21,000 yen ~ (two persons – one room) ※the price differs depending on season. ※tax/service fees and hot spring fee (150 yen) are not included, additional fee (5,000 yen) must be paid when staying at the accommodation before a holiday. ※one person – one room ticket is available.
    Meal: Dinner – tea ceremony dishes of Kaga Noto Area at “Benihana,” breakfast – Japanese dishes or teppan breakfast
    TEL:0761-78-5656
    Website:http://kissho-yamanaka.com/

     

  • Projecting Mapping Recreates Festival Atmosphere at Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari

    02.April.2018 | SPOT

    Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari is a hot spring ‘theme park’ popular with both local and foreign tourists that recreates the look and life of Edo. Projecting mapping by NAKED was brought to the entrance of the establishment on March 22, 2018.

     

     

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    The projection mapping display flies out across the hot spring water from the buildings. The footbath area themed on the 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō from the Edo Period is wrapped in ukiyo-e and patterns found on yukata, a popular dresswear in the building. 

    At “Happyaku Yacho” on the main street in the building where the stalls are lined up, paper lanterns and digital lights illuminate to recreate the atmosphere of a festival during Edo.

    Experience an Edo festival in Odaiba at Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari!

     

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    Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari
    Opening Hours: 11:00am-9:00am Next Day (Managed until 10:00pm) 
    Address: 2-6-3 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo
    TEL: 03-5500-1126 
    URL: http://daiba.ooedoonsen.jp/

    Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari × Projection Mapping by NAKED
    Permanent display from March 22, 2018.
    Time: 30-minutes after sunset until 12:00pm.
    *Please note that sunset changes depending on the period.

     

  • Let’s enjoy the “Kawazu Sakaura Festival” at “Kichijo CAREN.”

    26.January.2018 | SPOT

    Kawazu-cho, Higashi Izu, is known as the birthplace of Kawazuzakura (cherry tree) and it is here that the “Kawazu Sakura Matsuri” (festival) is held every year. Kawazuzakura is an early flowering variety which blooms in early February to early March. The flower petals are big and they are a beautiful pink color. About 150 branch shops sell their special foods at the festival venue.

     

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    Kichijo CAREN is a place where you can view many kinds of cherry blossoms while enjoying a hot spring.

    The view from “Izu Kitagawa Onsen Moon Road” which was chosen as one of Japan’s 100 famous views is gorgeous. Why not enjoy a romantic view from the guest room or hot spring.

     

     

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    Kichijo CAREN’s cherry blossom spot

    A gorgeous plan where you can enjoy the night/morning view. Special services will be offered.

    Early February~ Kawazuzakura/entrance, hot spring “Hekikai”

    Late February~ Ojimazakura/hot spring “Wazuki” ※The “grand public bath” is designated as the men’s bath or the woman’s bath according to the time.

    Mid/late March~ Someiyoshino/in front of the restaurants “Aodake,” “Four Seasons”

     

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    Kawazu Sakura Matsuri Private Ohanami (flower viewing) Accomodation Plan

    A plan where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms while staying in the guest room.

    Gorgeous amenities such as cherry blossom pancakes, cherry blossom red sea bream dishes and cherry blossom aroma therapy will be offered.

     

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    Date: 2018,02/01 to 03/31

    Price: One-night stay with breakfast – 28,150 yen per person / two persons in one room – 26,150 yen / three persons – 25,150 yen

    ・Amenities: Afternoon tea party with cherry blossom pancakes. (14:00 to 15:30 / restaurant “Aodake”)

    • “cherry blossom red sea bream dish will be served at dinner time
    • Sparkling wine and original cherry blossom aroma
    • “Guri tea” will be served to those of who uploaded the photos of the accommodation on their SNS with the tag “#吉祥CAREN”

     

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    Why not visit Higashi Izu/Kawazu-cho where early cherry blossoms can be viewed?

     

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    Kichijo CAREN (Higashi Izu / Kitagawa Onsen)

    Address: Kitagawa Onsen, Higashiizucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka Prefecture

    TEL:0557-23-1213

    URL:http://www.kissho-caren.com/

     

    Kawazu Sakura Matsuri

    Venue: near Izu Kyuko “Kawazu Station”

  • Let’s find out the fabulous aspects of Oita Prefecture! Check out the events which will be held in October.

    23.September.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

    Oita Prefecture in Kyusyu is known as the number one hot spring prefecture in Japan. Oita Prefecture is called “the hot spring prefecture – Oita” and the amount of hot spring water and the number of hot springs known to be No.1.

    . The PR video “Shinfuro” broadcasted two years ago and last year gathered much attention but Oita has many other amazing sightseeing spots, indigenous products and delicious foods. In this column, I will introduce to you the sightseeing spots, products, art facilities and culture of Oita Prefecture.

     

    -Sightseeing spots and experience in Oita-

    Oita Prefecture Kokuto Peninsula Usa Area

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    Rokugo Manzan located in Kokuto Peninsula has been open for 1300 years. In commemoration of this, Kyusyu National Museum will hold a special exhibition which introduces the mystery of Rokugo Manzan which is known as the birthplace of syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. The exhibition exhibits rare cultural assets including four important cultural properties. One of the important cultural properties is the Buddhist statue “Monju Senji Monju Bosatsu” which can be seen only once every 12 years.

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    Rokugo Manzan Special Exhibition

    Date: September 13th 2017 (Wed.) to November 5th (Sun.) (eight weeks)

    Venue: Kyusyu National Museum Cultural Exhibition Room

     

     

    Disclosing hidden cultural assets / light ups and special events

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    At each temple of Rokugo Manzan, a light-up event (two hours) will be held from the 28th of October to the 9th of December and food such as soup will be offered to visitors. Traditional performing arts such as Kagura can also be seen.

     

     

     

     

     

    -Oita Prefecture’s sightseeing spots which are suitable for the autumn touring season-

    “Yabakei” and “Kurushimashi Teien” are known as very famous sightseeing spots in Japan. “Yabakei” is the beauty spot of Nakatsushi. “Ichimoku Hakkei”

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    located in the center of “Yabakei,” a famous spot which is surrounded by huge rock mountains. The contrast of the rocks and autumn leaves is a must-see.

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     “Goryo Momiji” can be seen when the autumn leaves in Yabakei fall. The sight of the tunnel of red leaves and the carpet of colorful leaves is so beautiful.

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     “Kyu Kurushima Teien” is a beautiful sightseeing spot in Kusumachi. The garden was created in 1829 and consists of three small gardens. It is very exciting to think about the history of the garden while walking through it.

     

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     “Sobo / Katamuki / Okue” located in Oita Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture is a treasure spot of rare animals and has a beautiful view and untouched nature. Many people are awed by its unique view which changes depending on the season. The location becomes very beautiful especially from mid October to late October. The location was designated as a UNESCO Eco Park which is an ideal place where nature and human society exist together in a peaceful manner.

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    “Kyusuikei” in Kusugun Kusucho has a huge cliff with a length of about 2km. Natural forests and beautiful canyons can be seen in this spot. The view from “Kue ‘Yume’ Otsuribashi” is very beautiful. The spot is packed with many climbers during the autumn season.

     

     

     

    The Mini Yonku (Japanese racing car toy) club will hold a race (elementary school children can participate in this event)

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    “THMF Hitahashiri,” a Mini Yonku club set up a racing course in Hitashi. Elementary school students can use the racing course for free and enjoy this event together with adults. The racing course holds an event where visitors can play with Mini Yonkus handed out for free. An “elementary school students-limited race” is held every Sunday from 14:00 and a night race is held every second and fourth Saturday.

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    Elementary School Students-limited race

    Address: 273-1, Mizumecho, Hitashi, Oita Prefecture

    Date: 15:00 to 20:00, 10:00 to 21:00 – Sat, Sun and holidays, Mon – holiday

    TEL: 080-1776-1208

     

     

     

    -Sports experience in Oita-

    Rugby is gaining much popularity nowadays!!

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    Oita Prefecture is where the final match of the world rugby tournament is to be held. The 5th match of the league of Japan Rugby Top League 2017-2018 will be held at Oita Ginko Dome on the 24th of September (Sat.). Many people are awaiting a fierce battle.

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    Japan Rugby Top League 2017-2018 Season League 5th match

    Date: September 24th, 2017 (Sat) 14:00 kickoff

    Venue: Oita Sports Park Oita Ginko Dome / 1351 Yokoo, Oitashi, Oita Prefecture

    URL: http://orfu.jp/?page_id=2095

     

     

    Oita×Kumamoto “Baitoku Campaign” will be offered!

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    After the earthquake of Kumamoto, Oita and Kumamoto are working actively to re-establish the areas. So, Beppu and Aso will hold “Baitabi Campaign”

    On October 3rd (Tue.) Kumamon and Mejiron (mascots) will appear in the Kansai area. They will participate in events such as in central square in the JR Osaka Station City Atrium.

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    Baitabi Campaign

    TEL: 097-534-3500

     

     

     

     

    -Foods and events of Oita-

    “Oita Kurafeshu 2017” is an event at which shochu (Japanese alcohol) and nihonshu (Japanese sake) can be enjoyed.

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    “Oita Kurafeshu 2017” is an event created under the concept of “the entertainment of sake” at Osakashi kitaku / Hotel Hankyu International.

    They will offer full-fledged shochu and nihonshu made by various kuramotos (sake breweries). You can enjoy the allurement of Oita through Oita’s foods and drinks including sake and local dishes.

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    Oita Kura Feshu 2017

    Date: October 13th, 2017 (Fri.) 19:00 to 21:00 (reservation 18:15~)

    Reservation due date: September 25th

    Fee: 3,900 yen

    Venue: Hotel Hankyu International 6th floor “Zuicho” / 19-19, Chayamachi, Kitaku, Osaka

    URL:http://www.oita-sake.or.jp/kurafeshu2017/

     

     

     “Oita Kabosu Fair in GINZA” at which food items using kabosu (a type of citrus fruit) can be enjoyed.

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    This fair which offers kabosu produced in Oita will be held at Ginza. Bars, Japanese cuisine restaurants, sushi restaurants and French restaurants will be participating in the event. Let’s enjoy kabosu dishes created by topnotch restaurants in Ginza.

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    Oita Kabosu Fair in GINZA

    Date: Septemeber 15th, 2017 (Fri.) to 30th (Sat.)

     

     

     

    Eat and shout to release your stress! Yufuin Ushigui Zekkyo Taikai will be held.

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    “Yufuin Ushigui Zekkyo Taikai” has been held 43 times. After enjoying BBQ using lots of “Hoshu Yufuin Gyu”(beef) produced in vast grass farms, participants scream at the top of their lungs. The winner of this contest will be judged according to the volume of the scream and on how unique the content of the scream was.

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    Yufuin Ushigui Zekkyo Taikai

    Date: October 9th, 2017 (Mon. / holiday) fixed number / 600 persons

    Fee: 3,500 yen – older than junior high school students / 2000 yen – below elementary school students

    Venue: Yufushi, Yufuin Machikawagami, Namiyanagi Bokujo

    TEL:0977-85-4464

    HP: http://www.yufuin.gr.jp/

     

    Schedule

    ◎9:00 selling entrance tickets

    ◎10:30 open

    ◎11:30 collecting the participators of the shouting event

    ◎12:00 shouting event

    ◎13:00 lottery event

    ◎14:00 results announced and and / awards ceremony

     

     

    “Oita Bungo Ushi’s” support shop “Sumibi to Wine”

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    “Sumibi to Wine” is a meat/wine specialty store which has eight branch stores in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Oita Bungo Ushi (beef) is the brand beef of Oita which is healthy and has a high-quality taste, smell and texture. The “Kuju Yume Pork” and moule they offer are both produced in Oita.

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    Sumibi to Wine Kyobashiten

    Address: K Buratto, Keihan Kokabashi, 1-5-1, Higashinocho, Toshimaku, Osakashi, Osaka

    TEL:050-5570-6706

     

     

     

    The sky hot spring “CITY SPA Tenku” from which Beppu Port can be seen

    “CITY SPA Tenku”

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    “CITY SPA Tenku” is a hot spring facility in “JR Oita City” near JR Oita Station. Since the hot spring is located 80m above ground, you can enjoy the view of Beppu Port, Takasami Mountain and Tsurumidake. They offer a natural, brown-colored hot spring which is called “natrium ammonium hydrogen salt hot spring.” The hot spring has a smooth texture.

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    CITY SPA Tenku

    Address: 19F-21F, JR Oita City, directly connected with Oita Station, 1-14, Kanameshi, Oita

    TEL:097-513-2641

     

    Let’s enjoy the wonderful autumn in Oita that has many gorgeous spots.

     

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