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Address: 5 Furomoto, Beppu, Oita Prefecture
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A fun experience and healthy eating!

Plan to go early at this place or you'll end up lining or waiting long hours to have your food steamed. We've visited this place a few times. It getting very popular every year... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2016
emilysato
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Oita, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Apparently, this is not a 5 star dinning place but trust me you will love when you know that you can cook your own food here ! Those ladies will lead the way to do it !!

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Thank Kritsada B
Bangkok, Thailand
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331 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

When we saw Jigokumushikobo, we were super excited to make our own steaming food. There is 40 mins wait and 30 mins cooking time. There is free foot bath if you want to find thing to do while waiting. The food for steaming are frozen and did not taste that good. It cost a lot of money as well, small... More 

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Thank TheNayzer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food is cooked using the steam from the hot springs and they have an area with about 15 steamers all located above a steam outlet. The steamed food is comforting in this cold and rainy weather and reasonably fresh and the service staff is helpful. But I feel the wait is a bit too long. We came at around 2.45pm... More 

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Thank Gary L
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This place is located near the Kannawa bus terminal, and is pretty easy to find once you reach Kannawa. On arrival, go to the counter to get a queue number and instructions on how to go about with the cooking and purchasing of food. After which, head to the vending machine and select the food that you wish to purchase,... More 

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Thank Malcolm_See
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

From my expectation to have nice fresh seafood steaming with onsen, it was just gimmick to lure many people to queue for a long time (30 mins for waiting for queue, 30 mins for waiting for steaming, one hour for dining and cleaning the plates and the steaming mesh by yourself). The seafood I ordered was frozen. It was not... More 

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1 Thank SarahAHA121
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Not only paying for the frozen and low quality foods but also need to pay for the steamer (Yen 510). Not only that we need to do it ourselves and also need to wash all our dishes. No drinking water too. Don't go if not you will regret......

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Overall, nice experience. Great concept using the natural hot steam to cook something to eat. Somehow, you pay for frozen seafood to be steamed. If the food is fresh, probably have a much better taste than over cooked frozen seafood. Keep in mind, after you're done eating, you have to clean up and wash all the dishes/plates you used.

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2 Thank Wonno
Oita, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Plan to go early at this place or you'll end up lining or waiting long hours to have your food steamed. We've visited this place a few times. It getting very popular every year. You can bring your own fresh veggies and food for steaming and pay an extra fee or buy the food you want at Jigokumushikobo. There is... More 

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1 Thank emilysato
Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

You get to steam your own food! They have plenty of staff to help you with the whole process from how to choose the items you want to have to how many minutes for which item is ideal and will equip you with a timer so you know when to go back to pick them up. You also help out... More 

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1 Thank takamidayon
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The staffs were able to speak little english. they were so friendly helping us steam our food. while waiting we could go to the foot steamer and foot onsen near the restaurant. We had to wash the dishes by ourselves. unique and only in beppu. worth the try

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