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Hells of Beppu

559-1 Kannawa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-66-1577
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My kids were thrilled to see the hot smoke! Interesting place to bring the family to visit. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Each of the Seven water holes were different, varying in color and temperature, though all were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc M
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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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  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
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559-1 Kannawa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
559-1 Kannawa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-66-1577
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids were thrilled to see the hot smoke! Interesting place to bring the family to visit. There is a place to soak your feet in the hot spring as well as a small cafe to buy some food and relax. Worth a visit, though...More

Thank ynwaSG8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each of the Seven water holes were different, varying in color and temperature, though all were boiling. Some looked very beautiful, with cobalt blue springs outlined with bright orange residue from the minerals. Others were less appealing, like those with bubbling mud. There was one...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can choose to visit all the 7 Hells of Beppu. We choose to only visit 1 and it was well worth it. There are sulphur smell all round this area and most of them are at least 85 degrees Celsius in temperature. There are...More

Thank VinceVW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who haven't been to Yellowstone or has not witnessed the beauty and power of thermal nature, Beppu is a great start. For a package of 2000 yen per person, one can visit seven different hot springs, each with its own unique trait to...More

Thank Alexander G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we bought the package ticket and went to all 7 hot spring pools. It's interesting to see how they can all be so near to each other but yet so different in their colour. That said, after a while, it can be a bit of...More

Thank Stingrui11
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

There are a few bus going to the first stop. Just tell the conductor on the ground that you are going to umi jikoku and he will let you know which bus to take. The first stop is at one after kannawa station. Here you...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This was recommended as a must see in Beppu. We went to the tourist information and got some discount vouchers for spa. Entrance tickets are about 300¥ . Both hells 1 & 2 are next to each other. Not too crowded and foot baths are...More

Thank matisseur
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here in late September. Travelled with my wife, 3yr old daughter and extended family. The whole area consists principally of the same thing. It’s a case of once you have seen one or two of the hot springs you have pretty much seen it...More

Thank JGiffo
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I visited all 7 hells(Jigoku) and they were amazing! I recommend to join the bus tour, we can book it at the information desk in Beppu railway station. It took 2.5 hours, departs from the station. I joined it starts at 2:40. I enjoyed visiting...More

Thank minaveller
Reviewed 16 November 2017

There is no denying the attraction of Beppu's hells on tourists from around the world but as I had started early (08:00) I was able to enjoy them in relative peace. I did the whole route in about three hours, including the short bus ride...More

Thank mbaas
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20 March 2017|
Response from Xin R | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the one day pass at either Beppu JR Station Tourist Information Centre or any of the hells. Note that the one day pass allows you to enter 7 of the 8 hells; it does not include admission into Yama Jigoku... More
20 March 2017|
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Response from Xin R | Reviewed this property |
6 hells are clustered together. Another 2 hells are some distance away from the 6 hells. From Beppu Station, you can take bus 2 or 5 or 41 to the first hell in Kannawa District (18 minutes, 330 yen). You can walk along the... More