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Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
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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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Visiting the Hells was a great family experience, giving our kids a wonderful opportunity to learn more about geology and the impact of geothermal heat and volcanoes as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Yomitan-son, Japan
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Yomitan-son, Japan
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Hells was a great family experience, giving our kids a wonderful opportunity to learn more about geology and the impact of geothermal heat and volcanoes as well as neat way to tie in elements of the Japanese folk stories that they've grown up listening to. Buy a passport book rather than individual tickets for admission to each Hell...even... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hells really divide people - some say they're beautiful, some say they're poorly maintained. Some say they're unique, others say they're tacky. In all truth, they are a mix of all of those. You can buy a ticket for all 8 hells or pay for them individually. My recommendation is that you don't need to see them all -... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

These geysers are beautifully displayed. The gardens are as beautiful as other gardens in Japan. There is also the different kinds; mud, brown, and blue. I did not like seeing the animals at these enclosed places especially the old hippo. I am glad I went. It reminded me of the geysers in Yellowstone Park but the gardens are amazing. The... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It was good to see different hells in Beppu - 8 in total. There are only 2-3 big ones line the sea hell and red hell. Also there is one geyser. There are activities at each hell site such as egg boiling, foot spa, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very speacial and worth the long journey to beppu. You can buy one ticket which included all of the hells and in the bus in the tourist information in beppu station.

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Thank גל פ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Beppu - the home of hot sulfur springs! Who doesn't love the smell of rotten eggs!? All kidding aside, beppu and the 7 or so natural hot springs in which the town has made tourist attractions are pretty darn cool. The bubbling, fuming water is a sight like nothing else. The "hells" are truly a natural phenomenon. However the touristyness... More 

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1 Thank Elliott Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I only visited two "Hells" (the best ones according to TripAdvisor) but I think that is enough because there were similar in several ways and I presume that the others share the same characteristics. First, everything is made of concrete, surrounded by barriers and multiple warning signs and there are vending machines close to the "Hell" itself (from my point... More 

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1 Thank Nicolas R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We booked this walking tour of the 7 (i think) areas where there are many kinds of volcanic springs. From the first attraction you will need about 3 hours, a 3km walk is part of this, although there was a bus. The attractions are all seperate, some are well layed out, 1 was a bit tacky with its crocadiles and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see the different hells : sea hell, oven hell, mountain hell, shaven head hell. Should try the steamed custard pudding as very tasty, but not too sure about the steamed egg (mine was over cooked) nor sure about the steamed bun (tasted like normal Chinese pork bun to me).

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Nantes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Some of it is beautiful or picturesque but quite tacky and a bit of a tourist trap on the whole. Of course, if you are in Beppu...

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