Oita Jigokumushi

In Beppu’s Kannawa district steam derived from volcanic activity deep below the earth seems to rise up from every crevice in the ground. Onsen baths are plentiful here but a lesser known attraction is jigoku-mushi steamed cooking. Locals use public facilities that harness the plentiful steam to prepare their food to perfection. At Yanagi-ya, a delightful ryokan traditional inn with some modern flourishes, jigoku-mushi is available to visitors.

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