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Beppu (別府), Japan is renowned for her famous hot spring resorts, ejecting more hot spring water than any other spots in the nation.  Beppu provides an unparaelleled range of baths for travellers, including but not limited to regular hot water baths, mud baths, sand baths and steam baths.  Furthermore, the Hells of Beppu are several spectacular hot springs for sightseeing rather than direct bathing. (photos by jack_photo)

BEPPU-DEC,21:View of Kannawa town from Beppu tower Where is located in Beppu Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.The city of hell springs pond where have many tourist visiting.JAPAN DEC,21 2016

BEPPU KYUSHU : The local Train No. 23 coming in Beppu station where is the main station for the city of Beppu in Oita Prefecture. It is the train operated by Kyushu railway company.JAPAN DEC,21 2016

Rail way of Beppu station where is the main railway station for the city of Beppu

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,21 : Beppu Japan Railway Station with Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya or the shiny uncle Located in front if Beppu train station . JAPAN DEC,21 2016

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,18 :View of Kannawa town Where is located in Beppu Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.The city of hell springs pond where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,18 2016

BEPPU – DEC,19 : Beppu Tower was originally planned to open the Beppu Tourism Exhibition, held from March 20 through May 20, 1957. The city is well known for hot springs resorts.JAPAN DEC,19 2016

BEPPU-DEC,19:First constructed in 1879,Takegawara Spa is Beppu’s most famous bath house, offering sand and regular baths in an atmosphere of the past.That’s black hot sand indoor spa.JAPAN DEC,19 2016

BEPPU OITA-DEC,16:The Shiraike Jigoku or white pond hell is surrounded nice garden and small run-down aquarium.One of the eight hell springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,16 2016

BEPPU OITA – DEC.16:The Hell of Beppu this call “Tatsumaki Jigoku” or Tornado hell.One of the eight hell springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,16 2016

BEPPU KYUSHU-DEC,16:Boiled shop in Kannawa town Where is located in Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,16 : The Chinoike Jigoku called “blood pond hell” featuring a pond with hot, red water. One of the eight hell springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,19 : The garden in Oniishibozu Jigoku, featuring a pond with hot stream mud pond. One of the eight hell springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,19 2016

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,19 : The Kamado Jigoku or cooking pot hell featuring a pond with hot water. One of the eight hell hot springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,19 2016

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,19 : The Umi Jigoku or sea hell featuring a pond with blue hot stream water. One of the eight hell springs where have many tourist visiting everyday.JAPAN DEC,19 2016

The sign means “Danger : No Entry”.

BEPPU KYUSHU – DEC,19 : The garden in Umi Jigoku or sea hell featuring a pond with blue hot stream water.

BEPPU OITA -DEC,18 : The shelter of hot sand bath which is a famous place beside the sea in Beppu. Hot sand bath is an alternative therapy for body relaxation. JAPAN DEC,18 2016

Sea view by the shelter.

Useful Reference

Japan Travel Destinations: The Eight Hells of Beppu
By Josh Shulman

In a country bubbling with volcanic activity, you find hot springs everywhere you go. But these hot springs in the Kyushu city of Beppu are not for the faint-hearted Japan travelers. The eight “hells,” as they’ve appropriately been named, are unique, even for Japan — the temperatures of these steaming ponds rise way above comfortable bathing levels, so this isn’t the place to go for silky skin benefits. A visit to these hot springs isn’t for bathing, but for sight-seeing only. It’s still eight hells of a sight that you won’t see anywhere else.

The Eight Hells (地獄 Jigoku) of Beppu:

1. Umi-Jigoku (Sea Hell)
A beautiful blue steaming pond makes for a picturesque site. Don’t miss the greenhouse at this hell where lily pads large enough to hold small children (on top of the water!) are grown.

2. Oniishibozu-Jigoku (Shaven Monk’s Head Hell)
This hell offers numerous puddles of boiling gray mud that bubble up to look like the shaven head of a monk. It’s a unique spectacle.

3. Yama-Jigoku (Mountain Hell)
A cross between a mini-zoo and hot spring, this hell has several animals, including a hippopotamus, an elephant, and some monkeys (among other animals) who supposedly enjoy dwelling around the hot spring. They are caged in confined spaces far from the small, shallow hot spring pools. This is probably one of the least impressive hells.

4. Kamado-Jigoku (Furnace Hell)
A must-see among the eight, this hell offers a variety of different steaming pools that come in blue, grey, and more. The snack bar at this hell offers some interesting local treats.

5. Oniyama-Jigoku (Demon Mountain Hell)
Many crocodiles have found their home at this hell. Enough said.

6. Shiraike-Jigoku (White Pond Hell)
This serene garden houses a beautiful white pond of extremely hot water. It’s picturesque and quiet.

7. Chinoike-Jigoku (Blood Pond Hell)
Though it is difficult to get to, this hell is worth a visit to see its impressive blood-hued pond.

8. Tatsumaki-Jigoku (Geyser Hell)
Neighboring the seventh hell, this geyser is as impressive as old faithful. It consists of a tall fountain of water that now has an arena constructed around it for tourists to sit and watch.

The hells in Beppu are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you can get a combined ticket to all the hells for ¥2,000, while each hell separately costs ¥400 to enter. The first six hells are all within walking distance of each other, but you’ll have to get in a car, bus or taxi to see the last two hells. If Kyushu is part of your Japan trip itinerary, this would make a great day-trip.

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