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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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Experience the power of underground heat

There are 8 hells with 6 grouped together and 2 in about 1.5 km away. After visiting the 6, you can take a bus to the other 2. They offer a discounted ticket if you visit all. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There are 8 hells with 6 grouped together and 2 in about 1.5 km away. After visiting the 6, you can take a bus to the other 2. They offer a discounted ticket if you visit all. You will see steam and hot water pouring out from the earth. There is a geyser comparable with the Old Faithful at Yellow... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Hells were an impressive sight, some more so, some less. The ocean and blood Jigoku were awesome, but there is also one with alligators ;) Don't miss the foot onsen-baths there are at some Jigokus! They were very very relaxing.

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was quite interesting, but it takes some serious time to visit them all. Arrived at 11:20 and finished 14:50. This includes some rabbit feeding, resting and ice cream eating at the red hell^^ Bought the ticket booklet for all 8 hells (2100 yen). The 6 first hells are closer to each other than I thought. Will take you no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went only to see the blue and red. The red is supposed to be the oldest. I liked the blue better, with a pond and a park like setting. Make sure to take the loop bus, is the best way to see the tourist sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Best done on a fair day as quite a bit of walking if you choose to walk the 8 hells. To access this place, take bus 36 from Beppu bus station direct. 6hells are close by each other with 2hells 2.4km away. Alternatively take bus 16 from 6th hell to 7th hell to save some walking. Tickets to all 8hells... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

If you are passing through Beppu go to hell. No I am not being rude. It's a very touristy attraction but great fun. Visit the mineral ponds and the crocodiles. For lunch go to the restaurant where you can buy your food then cook it on the natural steam from the ground. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We only visited the "Umijigoku"..the one with the pretty blue water. Many tourists walking around. You cannot take a bath, you look at the HOT water. It is somewhat like a park at this one, pretty and pleasant to stroll around. This one was nice, and if you are only visiting one or two of them, I think this is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice place and ponds, but the environment all around wasn't not as wild as expected, Too many buildings, and tourists.

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Taubate, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It was really cool doing the circuit - each of the hells are unique and it is worth getting a ticket for all of them. Half day trip.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 977-66-1577
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Oita Prefecture  >  Beppu
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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