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The Hells

559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-0045, Japan
+81 977-66-1577
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Beppu
Type: Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Onsen Resorts, Outdoors
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place comprises of 8 different hells. I went to only 3 of them because of the limitation of time. The first hot springs is umijigoku, umi means sea and the color of this hot spring is light blue, very beautiful. You can buy souvenir at a bug store near the hot spring. The admission fee for each hell is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is a great way of seeing different hot springs. The scenery is really beautiful. It is a very popular tourist-destination, so don't expect to be alone there. The only thing i didn't like was the zoo/aligator-park. Feel free to skip those if you don't want to see animals trapped in too small places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spent half a day touring all 8 hells in Beppu. We bought the one day bus pass from the tourist information center at the JR station and started from the two hells furthest away (Tatsumaki Jigoku & Chinoike Jigoku). Then we made our way to the other 6 hells. I thought the experience was not extraordinary, having planned for the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good place to spend the day in Beppu. There are several kinds of hot springs in different colors for you to see. Really amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Hells are a must see while in Beppu. I went to most of them on a day tour bus. Unfortunately the Hells are not what I expected. Some of these are just pipes sticking out of the ground with steam/water pouring out. There also are man made rock formations around the pools with pavement. Some pipes are also decorated... More

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Genova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I enjoyed a lot the hells, I made the ticket at the first hell and with 1.800 yen visited all the 8 hells (2 hours and half): you can have a discount if you book the bus ticket for the whole day and present it to the ticket office of the 1st hell!!I the only thing that I didn't like... More

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