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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: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Onsen Resorts, Geologic Formations
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,... more » 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. « less
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Fairly Ok but I don't think it would be a good idea to trip all Jikoku with 2000yen... Just try to choose most attractive hell at your interest, after study about this place :)

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The main attraction is the blood pool, perhaps.. The minerals in the extreme hot spring have caused the water to turn red, thus the name of blood pool. There is also another sky-blue pool where you can purchase the eggs boiled from hot spring. Please wear light when visiting this place as there is a FOC foot hot spring. You... More

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We did all the math and came up with a plan as the most economical for what we wanted to see and do. Even so, the cost for the bus and the entrance tickets for two was fairly expensive. If you purchase a one day bus pass from the Tourist Information Center you get a discount on the hells combo... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We got some information at Beppu station on which buses to take as well as a bus schedule at the foreign tourist information Center. We bought 4 day bus passes which cost 900 yen each and it came with a coupon to save about 200 yen if you want to see all the hells, from about 2100 yen to 1900... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Hell was the hightlight of my visit to Beppu apart from the wondeerful onsen. It is worth a lifetime visit. You get to see so many cololurful volcanic geysers - white, silver, red, blue, brown....It is amazing. It is worth the 45 min. wait at the last geyser (forgot the name) for the ultimate geyser rushing out from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely place to go, even when it was pouring down. Kids (6 and 8) were very impressed. Animals could have had better conditions though

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We took the tour. It costs 3700 yen and you can get it at the trainstation. The bus leaves right there also. Takes about 3 hours. The tourguide showed us all 9 "Hellpools". Amazing to see... the colours of each pool was very different. Blue, red, white. One of them was a fountain type of hotspring. Definately worth visiting!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

To think I l almost gave this a miss gives me the chills. The reviews I have read on this somewhat put me off classing it as a 2nd class touristy thing but really if you are in Beppu you have to visit ‘The Hells’. It is a bit commercialized but look past this and see something truly special. You... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The whole idea of Beppu is to see the Hells, have a hot bathe and rest in the sand. They are well worth seeing and very well organised, true Japanese style. Whilst good they are nothing compared to those in New Zealand

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