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Address: 559-1 Tetsuwa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 977-66-1577
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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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Very good experience if you don't make the full hells tour!

We went to Beppu as Plan B because Aso volcano site was closed. Beppu is not a beatiful city at all but is impressive. Impressive to see the steam/smoke wafting out. Don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hells of Beppu is a tourist attraction on south island of Kyushu Japan. It takes a few hours from Hiroshima by train, but if you haven't seen thermal steam shooting up out of the ground everywhere you go, it is definitely worth checking out. There are 8 fiery Hells of Beppu, none of which you can soak up the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Beppu as Plan B because Aso volcano site was closed. Beppu is not a beatiful city at all but is impressive. Impressive to see the steam/smoke wafting out. Don't spend money and time to do the full hells tour - Umijigoku and Chinoike-jigoku are the most impressive. Skip the rest and go to Yufuin to take some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can pay 2000 yen for a package to cover the 7 hells or pay 400 yen each. The hells are somewhat different and most can be done in under 10 mins each as they are not big. We covered 5 hells in about 1.5 hours. Really it is not big and 5 of them are in walking distance of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

It was interesting for us to have a look at the geyser but certainly not worth the long and expensive bus trip we made from Fukuoka to come. The write ups on the various Japan guides online oversell it. It's touristy, tacky and presented in a way which is unsympathetic to the natural environment. The ticket price is expensive and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Although Beppu was our second option to visit, because it is crouded, we finished our tour in a visit in hells of bepou. Only 2 pools were open but still it is an amazing view. Unbelivible colours and size. No need to spend much time there but defenetly worth seeing.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Quite an interesting place. You can visit all the different joy springs and their various colors. Be sure to eat a egg cooked in the hot springs water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at Beppu station and chartered a taxi at 14000yen for three hours. Since there were four of us and we only have half a day to spare, we thought that would be the best way to tour the hells of Beppu. Taxi driver spoke very little English but he brought us to the 5 hells and two scenic lookouts.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Went to this area as seemed less touristy, visited one hell with red water, also there was a foot bath with very hot water, but a wonderful bonus to relax tired feet after a long hike

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I had the impression that it was a natural marvel who was modified to become a tourism attraction. You can see human modification everywhere on the site. There is a big gift shop through which you have to go to see the source and a foot onsen. Overall, it is beautiful, but not amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Of a total of 8 hells, 5 are located within walking distance of each other and another 3 a little away. Nice way to spend an afternoon. The Umijigoku was the the best!

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