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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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There are seven onsens but I only visited the blue onsen (umijigokudani). If you have time, you should visit two of them, another one should be red onsen. It can be reached by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There are seven onsens but I only visited the blue onsen (umijigokudani). If you have time, you should visit two of them, another one should be red onsen. It can be reached by local bus from Jr Beppu station. Although it is called onsen but you cant get into the water as temperature is high enough to boil eggs. Overall... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There have 8 "hells", and different hells have different themes. Some of them are huge and other are just small. Six of them are close to each other. Another 2, you need to take bus to there, but it is very convenience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Many many different locations and types of hot springs. Make sure you get a day bus pass as this is cheap and convenient. Armed with a good map and bus timetable, you can get around quite easily. Entry fee applies, so visiting each and everyone can add up to quite a bit.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Hells are quite far away from JR Beppu Station but you can get a bus to get there (definitely take a bus!), if not sure where to get out the foreign travel office at the train station can help you. The hells are nice to see and worth a visit if you are in Beppu. We did not visit... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There are 8 Hells you can visit for 2,100JPY. You will receive a booklet of tickets for all 8 sites. It is quite expensive though so if you are on a budget or time limit, I recommend only going to a few. These are the ones I recommend in order: 1. Chinoike Jigoku (7) This one, along with (8) is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Owing to time constraint, we can just visit the biggest one in blue colour. Before we go there, everyone said it is not worthwhile to visit the Beppu Hell. However, after we visited the blue one, I must say something different. You can use the ticket as a post card. The scene besides the blue hell is well set up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My favorites are the sea hell, mud hell, and cooking hell. You don't need to buy the whole package unless you're a diehard! The blood hell is really cool too, but a pain to get to unless you have a car. Or the time to wait for the buses. It's very easy to get to the cluster of them via... More 

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Pattani City, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Only the first three hells is interesting. So you need not to buy total 8 hells tickets. You can go there bus bus or u can ask how to go there at Information centre at Beppu station. From there you can take bus No.21 to go to Beppu Sand bath.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I enjoyed the scenery with cherry blossoms and smoke coming out from the hells.... Would have liked to try the steam kitchen myself if I had more time. Enjoyed a nice quiet foot bath right up the top of the hill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Bought a day bus bus from the tourist office and hopped on the bus from the station. We only went to 2. Started off at the sea hell. Bring a little towel to dry your feet if you decide to soak them. Also bought the steamed eggs which were a hit. We then decided to take... More 

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