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The Hells

Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 977-66-1577
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Beppu
Type: Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Onsen Resorts, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
Owner description: These eight boiling pools resulting from volcanic activity have varying characteristics: one is...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Onsen Resorts, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have really enjoyed them, even though the geyser has been limited. What a pity. i saw them in Iceland and the impact is totally different. Nature is nature and if you realize that men decided to limit its strength is nothing but sad. It is sad seeing animals in cage and brought over there to show that water hells... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The eight "hells" are just hot sulfur water ponds with different colors. The facilities are very well kept and it is relatively easy to walk from one to another (except #7 and #8, which are 3 km away from the other ponds). Starting from the sea hell (umi-jigoku), the first thing you will see is a souvenir shop, and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Sea and blood hells are worth a visit! You can see eggs getting cooked in the sea "hell" by natural hot spring. There are 8 hells in total and they are pretty close to each other. 1200 yen for a package ticket to visit all hells and 400yen for each hell.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The hells are i believe a private venture, and i think they make a lot of money from tourists. It sounds like it might be dante's inferno on earth but these are my brief thoughts it. A. Its not a natural geological feature, and although the hot springs are a natural phenomena in japan and especially Beppu, the hells have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

6 hot pools (hells) are located within walking distance of each other while the last 2 are 2.5 km away. The last 2 are very good. Don't miss them.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

really a worth place to go,feel the hot,enjoy the scenery. and the scenery at umi jigoku was really beautiful...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We did the tour on our own - leaving early. Took the local bus from the train station. Everyone so kin & helpful. Saw all 8 different sites. Natural hot spring sites from hot bubbling mud to the geyser which spews forth at varying intervals. An interesting trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

we went to the hells and umi jigoku (red and blue), try the feet onsen on both, it was really great, bought some mineral salt bath back home as well. worth a visit if you are on your way to Beppu.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

perhaps a little dated, but definitely worth taking the time to see the Hells if you're visiting Beppu - the tourist office at the station were very helpful in providing guidance on buses etc to get to them and back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Adjust your perceptions and expectations before making a trip to Beppu to see the Hells. Not nearly as tacky as we had feared, yet still a bit of the "theme park" approach to nature. Their one geyser was walled in with a stone enclosure and had a "roof" over the top so it wouldn't erupt too high and spray the... More 

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