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“Umijigoku” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beppu Onsen

Beppu Onsen
Kitahama, Beppu 874-0920, Oita Prefecture
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Ranked #8 of 20 Activities in Beppu
4.0 of 5 stars 65 Reviews
Type: Onsen Resorts, Wellness & Spas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The good attraction in Beppu town.
This hot spring has 2 ponds. Brick color and Light blue color.
If you have limited time and not want to see all of 8 hells tour. This hot spring is recommend.

Visited September 2014
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Beijing, China
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“Beppu hot spring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

So many color in one picture, amazing place.
Just about the sakura season, very beautiful.
Foot spa corner, you could have a feet spa for free, and if you do not have towel with you, could buy a towel by automat.

Visited April 2014
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“Animals kept in pitiful conditions. Don't spend your money here.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The onsen were very interesting and made some great pictures. However, their charm was completely overshadowed by the disgust I felt on seeing the animals in the small, run-down zoo in Yama Jigoku and Oni Jigoku. All the animals were on their own, with very little space to move around, and no enrichment whatsoever. The animals seemed to be in OK physical condition but they were obviously all suffering from complete lack of interaction and comfort. There was a Japanese monkey, living completely by itself in a concrete cage. It was obviously distressed, as it was rocking backwards and forwards, as if it was going mad from isolation. Monkeys are very sociable creatures; they thrive on social interaction, and to keep this monkey permanently on its own is horridly cruel. There was also a hippopotamus, again, completely on its own in a very small enclosure. The African elephant’s enclosure was also completely inadequate; living by itself in a tiny concrete block, with no soft resting space. This is a snowy area in winter but none of the mammals had warm or soft areas to rest, their enclosures were made of concrete and nothing else. Oni Jigoku was almost as shocking, with hundreds of crocodiles either lying on top of each other or in their own concrete enclosure. According to reviews I have read online, the zookeeper routinely hoses the crocodiles with water in order to get them to fight with each other. The other tourists visiting that day seemed only mildly interested in the zoo. I left the Jigoku feeling depressed and worried for the animals.

I've written a letter to the owners of the attraction and have filed a report with the Born Free Foundation.

Visited February 2014
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“A Great Onsen Resort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but thought it was necessary to add a positive English review - it would be a huge shame for visitors to Kyushu to miss out on this onsen resort. There are about 100 onsens in total so you'd be hard pressed to not find some ones for you. There are the incredible hotel onsen spas like at suginoi hotel - with amazing facilities and views, some great little rustic tub baths to share with wizened locals and some lovely natural baths in outdoor settings - including a steaming mixed mud bath.

The jigoku hells tour is interesting for an hour or two - but you can easily pass a couple of days exploring the onsens - and if you're desperate for more, continuing onto Aso and Kurokawa for some really rural baths.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful hot spring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

When you visit the Onsen s best buy multiple ticket, more cheap, you could visit all Onsen in beppu area.
must try public bath, you will have new experience, and food cook with hot steam from hot spring,

Visited December 2012
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