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The Hells

Geologic formations, Hot springs & geysers, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
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Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 977-66-1577
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Hot springs

Nice place to visit because different hot springs have different colors such as white, blue, red, pink...and you also be able to see different animals and plants. Hot springs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit because different hot springs have different colors such as white, blue, red, pink...and you also be able to see different animals and plants. Hot springs pudding was delicious that you must try when you visit the hells.

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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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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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