Beppu's "hells" (almost, jigoku) are seven amazing viewing hot springs.
The water is a truly beautiful cobalt blue, which is rare even amongst Japanese hot springs. The reason for the blue color of the water is its naturally high levels of iron sulfate, meaning that it is entirely natural and not a result of coloring.
Five of the hells are in the county of Kannawa and two in the more distant area of Shibaseki.
One of the most lovely "hells", a pond of boiling, blue water features the "sea hell." There are a few smaller orange hells in its spacious gardens and a clear water pond with lotus flowers whose big leaves are powerful enough to hold tiny kids.
INTRO ACCESS HOURS & FEES HOTELS Oniishibozu Jigoku 3.6 Approximately 440 votes #2 of 7 most visited in Beppu The Beppu "hells" (jigoku) are seven amazing hot springs for viewing rather than bathing. In a rather touristy fashion, they are submitted to tourists that may not appeal to everyone. Five of the hells are in the county of Kannawa and two in the more distant area of Shibaseki.
Pudding, produced from hot spring steam, is sold in some hells of Kannawa District Umi Jigoku One of the most lovely hells, the "sea hell" has a pond of boiling, blue water. In its spacious gardens, there are a few smaller, orange colored hells and a clear water pond with lotus flowers whose large leaves are strong enough to carry small children.
Oniishibozu Jigoku This hell is named after the bubbles of mud that arise from the boiling mud pools and look like the moons ' shaved heads. There's also a transparent water foot bath. A public bath with various pools is adjacent to the hell, costing an extra 620 yen.
Shiraike Jigoku True to its name, there is a lake of warm, milky water in the "white pond hell." The pond is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a tiny, run-down aquarium where better days have been seen.
Kamado Jigoku There are several boiling lakes and a flashy demon statue as cook in the "cooking pot hell." Visitors can drink the hot spring water on the premises, enjoy hand and foot baths, inhale the hot spring steam, and attempt multiple meals that the hot spring cooks or steams.
Oniyama Jigoku Many crocodiles are bred and kept on the "monster mountain hell" grounds.
Shibaseki District Chinoike Jigoku There is a lake of warm, red water and a big souvenir shop in the "blood pond hell." It's one of the hells that are more photogenic.
Tatsumaki Jigoku The "spout hell" has a boiling warm geyser that erupts for about 6-10 minutes every 30-40 minutes. A plate of stone above the geyser prevents it from reaching its complete height. A brief walking trail in the back of the hell grounds leads up the wooded path.
Access The five hells in the Kannawa district can be readily accessed from the JR Beppu Station in about 15 minutes by commonly leaving trains. The fastest are bus numbers 5, 7 and 9. Get off at the bus terminal in Kannawa, from where you can walk to all seven hells.
Bus number 16/16A operates from Kannawa to Shibaseki twice an hour (5 minutes) where the other two hells are situated. The bus then proceeds to Beppu Station via Kamegawa Station (40 minutes). Bus number 26/26A operates from bus number 16/16A in the reverse direction.
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