Dec 26, 2010

Person-Mr. Iwao Kuwabara, Director of Jigokumushi Kobo kannawa (JKK)

Jigokumushi Kobo Kannnawa (JKK) is a do-it-yourself style cooking place utilizing hot spring steam. This quite unique facility was open on March 28, 2010, as one of the local community restoration programs.  Such way of cooking was once popular among local people living in Kannawa hot spring area. Since it’s opening, many tourists including not only Japanese but also foreigners have been visiting JKK.

Mr. Kuwabara, 71 years old, welcomes visitors every day with a big smile. He used to work for Kyushu Electric Power Company for 40 years. Being retired from such a gigantic organization, he is enjoying current job that enables him to work for the local community where he was born and raised. His motto is to serve all visitors with the perfect hospitality. He is very glad to see those tourists coming from overseas.(KK)

Dec 20, 2010

Private ONSEN (Kamado-JIGOKU, BEPPU)

 Private Bath (Kamado-jigoku, Beppu)

Do you know there is a private ONSEN in 'JIGOKU'?
Plenty of people have bathed in Onsen (hot springs) here in Beppu. However, how many people can image bathing in a real JIGOKU?
This is the only place to take bath in a JIGOKU not only taking a look at it.
You can enjoy it at aveilability basis. Fee is included in admission to Kamado JIGOKU (400YEN).

Please remember this is the 'Hell (Jigoku)'. DO NOT wash your hair in this special Onsen.
This hot springs contains amorphous silica.(It might cause difficulty when you comb your hair)

 Entrance of a private Onsen (Kamado-jigoku, Beppu)

 Kamado-jigoku (Beppu)

You can enjoy 'foot bath' as well.

Foot Bath (Kamado-jigoku, Beppu)

Dec 15, 2010

Visitors from Singapore

Two beautiful women from Singapore enjoyed steamed veggies, seafood and eggs at Kannawa JIGOKU-mushi cooking studio.