Shabu Shabu Hot Pot for One: Cooking with the Itaki Shabuki Pot

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. Apartment Cooking in Japan When I moved into my own place a few months ago, one of the things I was most excited about was having... Continue Reading →

Herbal Steam Bath Detox -Kannawa Mushiyu in Beppu, Oita

Following an afternoon of exploring the Beppu Hells, I decided to end the day with an herbal steam bath (mushiyu). I made my way to an ancient traditional sauna that had been in use for over 700 years! Here at Kannawa Steam Bath, I was able to relax atop a bed of fresh sekisho herbs and let the aromatic heat wash the day away. The entire experience was highly relaxing and different than any other I had done before. This kind of herbal steam bath is a must try for anyone visiting Beppu!

Umeshu 梅酒 (Plum Wine) Cafe

I love going to different cafes to hang out, study, and write the occasional blog post. This has been a wonderful way to explore more of Fukuoka, try local foods, and discover cool new places! One of the cafes I visited boasted a HUGE umeshu (plum wine) menu. For those who also enjoy this sweet... Continue Reading →

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