Translated by MATCHA-PR
Yu Station - The Place To Learn All About Oguni, Kumamoto
Yu Station in Oguni, Kumamoto prefecture, is an information center where you can find out what are the best sightseeing destinations in the area. Moreover, travelers can purchase here local products and specialties of Oguni.
Written by MATCHA-PR
The town of Oguni in Kumamoto prefecture is famous for the Nabegataki waterfall, Tsuetate hot springs and Waita hot springs. To enjoy this delightful town, gathering information beforehand is important.
But information only known to the local residents cannot be obtained on the Internet. So we recommend a visit to Yu Station, an information center where you can get precious information for your trip, and buy local souvenirs as well.
About Yu Station
Yu Station is a place where you can learn more about what there is to do and see in Oguni. Information on sightseeing destinations in the area, local products, culture and events is available here in this inverted, trapezoid-shaped building. They provides information about employment and housing in the area, as well.
Yu Station also introduces the attractive, unique people living in the area. It is an all-round information site.
The building is divided into two floors. Let's explore it!
First Floor: Local Products
The first floor sells local products and souvenirs, of which the staff recommends the following items.
Aso Oguni Jersey Milk (priced at 80 yen, including tax) and Cafe Au Lait (100 yen) are two popular drinks, both made from the milk of the local dairy cows. The Oguni Jersey Milk contains more fat than regular milk, so it has a stronger flavor.
The Nomu Yogurt Drink (priced at 160 yen, including tax) is especially popular. Also made from the Oguni Jersey milk, the yogurt has a deep, rich taste. Various products made from Oguni milk are also popular and available here.
This is the Milk Jam (priced at 800 yen, including tax) made from the Oguni Jersey milk. It has a simple flavor, and goes well with bread. The local residents love this jam!
This is a badge with the Kumamoto mascot Kumamon (priced at 500 yen, including tax) made from Oguni cedar. Oguni cedar is a special local product, and although it is slender compared to the other cedar trees, it is quite strong and has a shiny texture.
There are also buttons (priced at 500 yen, including tax) made from Oguni cedar sold here.
This is the staff's number one recommendation, the Hoshi-imo or dried sweet potato (priced at 650 yen, including tax). It is made from beni haruka, a sweet potato produced in Kumamoto, and steamed using geothermal energy. The process enriches the sweet flavor, and it is especially popular with fans of sweets.
Second Floor: Sightseeing Information
Let's go to the second floor. It is filled with information related to Oguni, including sightseeing destinations.
At this service counter, you can gather not only sightseeing information, but also details about the restaurants popular with the locals.
There is also a gallery here featuring seasonal exhibitions in the information center. The gallery also displays information about the history of Oguni and its latest events, so you can learn everything about the town right here.
Visitors can also sit down and browse through the pamphlets at their own pace.
The staff on both floors of Oguni's Yu Station are cordial, so if you have the chance to go to Oguni-machi, make sure to visit the station. You will be able to find the latest information that isn't printed in any pamphlet or guide book.
Oguni Yu Station
Address: Kumamoto, Aso, Oguni, Miyahara 1754-17
Credit Cards: Accepted
Menus/Pamphlets in Other Languages: -
Homepage: Oguni Yu Station (Japanese Facebook page)