In Beppu, various kinds of shops are available and many things are easy to obtain.
Getting hold of the food that you require or are used to is a concern of many students before coming to Japan but the Japanese enjoy various foods from all over the world. Within the city you can visit a number of restaurants and easily get your hands on ingredients for different international and ethnic cuisines at local grocery stores or on-line.
APU's on-campus Co-op is where students can find not only their everyday items and groceries, but also buy books, computers and make discounted travel arrangements. Other services include t-shirt & banner printing along with standardized language exam registration.
The cafeterias at APU open for breakfast to dinner time during the semester. It offer international dishes and stock a range of halal options.
There are many supermarkets in Beppu which are usually open until late at night. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery items, groceries, and stationery are available.?Some supermarkets also sell reduced price clothes.
Under the railway near Beppu station and in the Kannawa area, colorful local markets open every Saturday morning where you can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at very low prices.
There are international groceries stores in town. The 'Asian Food Store' offers a wide range of foods from different countries, specializing in Halal Foods. ‘Best Price International’ , owned by APU graduates, also sells various international groceries, focusing on ingredients for south Asian cooking, as well as Flight tickets and international calling cards. Local supermarkets and department stores also sell a range of international groceries.
There are various independent electrical stores, drug stores, and household goods stores in Beppu. All sorts of goods are available at very reasonable prices. In Japan, all pharmacies have a trained pharmacist on staff who can give advice on choosing the right medicine. Most of these shops in Japan open at 10am and close around 7-9pm.
The department stores here are sure to satisfy all your shopping needs from clothing to groceries, local souvenirs, toys, jewelry, cosmetics, CDs, and books. There are two large mall style centers, and both are conveniently within walking distance from Beppu Station.
There are so many 24-hour convenience stores in cities around Japan, which means that you will never be left without the necessities you need! Convenience stores sell things like lunch-packs and breads, drinks, snacks, books and magazines and personal goods. You can also pay various bills such as gas, water and electricity at most convenience stores.
There are large 100 Yen shops in Beppu. A wide variety of items, from cooking utensils to cutlery to other household goods and even souvenirs from Japan, can be bought for 100 yen each. 100 yen shops are located in department stores and shopping arcades, and in independent locations on main streets.
You can enjoy various cuisines at varying prices in Beppu. There are 24 hour low budget family restaurants, Japanese traditional restaurants, sushi bars, international restaurants (Korean, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and various other international styles), noodle bars, fast food chains, cafes, outdoor stalls and bars. Some offer students discounts and "eat as much as you want" deals which are very popular among students. Beppu is famous for chicken tempura, high quality beef and fresh seafood.