Food and Dining
There is a large variety of food and dining options at APU and around the local area. If you are looking to cook your favorite dish from home for your friends, you can easily find ingredients for many international dishes at local supermarkets, import food stores and online vendors. Deciding on your favorite local restaurant will be a difficult task as there are so many options serving not only local Japanese specialties but also authentic international fare.
ON CAMPUS DINING AND GROCERIES
Located on the first floor of Building E, this cafeteria-style restaurant can seat up to 900 people. The sunlight streaming in through the wall of glass windows makes this a very open, wide, and bright space. Here you can enjoy APU's popular Thai curry, ethnic foods such as tandoori chicken, or perhaps something off the halal or vegetarian menus. The cafeteria also offers regional dishes of countries being showcased during the multicultural weeks.
The Pacific Cafe, on the first floor of Building E, offers light meals such as sandwiches, naan, hamburgers, french fries, cake, parfaits, and coffee. You can enjoy your meal in a relaxing atmosphere at the tables, counter, or sofa.
APU Table（Lunch Box Vendors and On-Campus Food Vendors）
The APU Table is made up of lunch box vendors and on-campus food vendors owned by outside companies.
Depending on the day of the week, the day the stores open are different, so please confirm the vendors' schedules from the link below.
The APU Co-op, located on campus, offers an array of goods and services to help support students in their everyday university life. Here students can purchase stationary, everyday items, foodstuffs, books, and computer related items. They can also book travel tickets and apply for driver's ed training etc. The Co-op also stocks some ethnic foods and original APU goods, such as t-shirts, pens, postcards, and cookies.
There is also a small Co-op shop located on the first floor of AP House 1, selling food and drinks such as rice, bread, snacks, frozen foods, water, and milk, etc.
APU (CO-OP) Website
New Tokimachiba Bus Terminal and Convenience Store (Lawson)
Tokimachiba is APU's bus terminal. Students can enjoy using this space to relax in comfort while waiting for their bus to arrive. There is also a Lawson convenience store within the terminal.
New Bus Shelter “Tokimachiba” ・Completion of Building I - Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (apu.ac.jp)
SUPERMARKETS & FARMER’S MARKETS
From almost anywhere in the city of Beppu, you can easily locate a supermarket within walking distance. Many of these are open until late at night and some are even open 24 hours a day. At the average supermarket, you can find typical grocery items like meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, flour, grains, sauces, and spices. Some larger supermarkets also carry stationery, clothes, and over-the-counter medicine.
For locally-grown produce, there is a busy local market under the elevated railway tracks near Beppu Station with stalls open every day until around 6pm. You can also purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at very low prices at farmer’s markets and events run by the Japan Agriculture Cooperatives (JA). There are also markets for organic vegetables and other specialty food items held once or twice a month.
Local supermarkets and department stores sell a large range of groceries and spices for many different cuisines. Yusha Restaurant, located in the Mochigahama area of Beppu, sells many ingredients specifically for South Asian and halal food. Take a 15 minutes train ride to Oita City, you will find an import store called Jupiter inside the shopping plaza in Oita Station. Ordering online is another option. Japan has superior transport services that allow you to receive goods fresh and quickly, sometimes arriving in as little as one or two days.
Beppu is famous for its own style of fried chicken known as toriten, high quality beef, and fresh seafood but you can enjoy international food as well. There are major chains of restaurants, fast food chains, and cafés such as Joyfull, Gusto, Coco Ichiban Curry House, Yoshinoya, McDonald’s, KFC, Lotteria, Mos Burger, and Starbucks. In addition to these major chains are delicious local restaurants offering sushi, ramen, udon, Japanese high-end delicacies, as well as international options such as Korean, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and Indonesian food. Many restaurants offer all-you-can-eat buffets which are very popular among our students. Some restaurants also provide student discounts.