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Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 977-66-1577
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Description: These eight boiling pools resulting from volcanic activity have varying...
These eight boiling pools resulting from volcanic activity have varying characteristics: one is blood-red in color due to its red clay deposits, another has the largest geyser in Japan, and still another is used for breeding crocodiles.
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Visit the 4 main ones only!

Entry price is 400 yen per hell but you can also purchase bundle tickets for all 8 hells at 2,100 yen. Unless you are travelling with children or have time to spare, I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Entry price is 400 yen per hell but you can also purchase bundle tickets for all 8 hells at 2,100 yen. Unless you are travelling with children or have time to spare, I would recommend to visit only the 4 main ones, namely the Umi, Oniishibozu, Chinoike and Tatsumaki (at the right time). Oniishibozu is my personal favourite : )... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

こんなに近距離にまったく違う色の源泉があるのは大変面白いです。一日ですべてめぐらず二日に分けて見に行きました(それぞれ半日ぐらいで)。週末だったのですが、地獄蒸し工房で昼ごはんをしようとしたのですが、激混みであきらめました。 Great geothermal attraction. Unlike Yosemite, it's highly commercialized, but that's part of the fun. It's amazing that such different hot springs are located in such a close proximity. Colors range from red, blue, gray mud, etc. Our kids particularly enjoyed watching crocodiles in the hot spring. There was also a place where they could feed small animals. We did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Bizarre and had the feel of being a little bit past its heyday, but absolutely still worth visiting. You will experience this nowhere else on earth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Hells consist of 8 onsen. You can visit all of them for 2100 yen or individually for 400 yen each. We visited Umi Jigoku, Kamado Jigoku and Shiraike Jigoku and it took a couple of hours. They are interesting and a reminder of the power of the earth. They are a bit touristy but not in a bad way.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's not that fascinating compare to the neighborhood. All set up to get the tourists to have some thing to do apart from dip ourselves in the onsen.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

All the hells are different and some of them have very nice colours. Take a bus from Kannawa to Chi-no-ike Jigoku et Tatsumaki Jigoku. We walked there, but first we got lost, because the maps in town are not precise at all. Then, we found the right way, but it's a busy road without sidewalk, so we came back by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

so beautiful! steam cooking! arrived after using public bus day pass - information person so helpful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went to the Zoo without having seen the previous comment and I felt very sad and angry for the animals in this place: - There are alligators in separated cells, which some of some are very small and containing WAY too much animals. - 2 Monkeys who are depressed, you can see it in their eyes it's really sad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dont expect to do hot spring bath here because this is only a place where you can see 8 different types of onsen, in the garden. The nicest one is umijigoku where is located in the beautiful garden with big lake, the other 7 are just ok

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It probably take you barely 10 mins to walk each hell. Don't really need to go for every single one. We only went to the sea hell and mud hell which are one of the more popular ones cause of better views. There is also free foot soak at the sea hell.

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