7 JIGOKUs (Hells)
Umi Jigoku Area (Bule Hell Area) → Chinoike Jigoku Area (Red Hell Area)

JR Beppu Station

This transportation hub has souvenir shops, a convenience store, bakery, and restaurants, as well as an information center that has a foreign tourist desk. Located on the east side of JR Beppu Station is a larger-than life statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, who contributed to building tourism in Beppu city. An advertising slogan that he created [Read more …]

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BUS + WALK
20 min + 2 min
330 JPY

TAXI
15 min
2,000 JPY

Umi Jigoku

The name of this Jigoku, “Umi”, came from its ocean blue color. That is why it is called the “sea hell”. This 200 meters deep cobalt blue pond of the boiling water (98 °C), emerged 1200 or 1300 years ago after a volcanic explosion of Mt. Tsurumi. This boiling pond is famous for its aquamarine [Read more …]


WALK
1 min

Oniishibouzu Jigoku

Oniishi Bozu Jigoku was named after the region of Oniishi which translates to “devil stone” and "Bozu” which means a Buddhism monk in Japanese. Large and small bubbles of hot gray mud that boil up here look like the shaven head of a monk. The thick mud in the hot spring forms a monk’s head by [Read more …]


WALK
3 min

Kamado Jigoku

Kamado Jigoku or “cooking pot hell”, was named after an ancient myth in which people cooked rice by using gas from the springs that discharge at 90 ℃ (about 194℉) as an offering to the Ujigami (guardian god) for the festival of Kamado Hachimangu Shrine. A bright red demon called “oni” in Japanese standing on [Read more …]


WALK
1 min

Oniyama Jigoku

Oniyama Jigoku is also known as "crocodile hell". Since 1923, crocodiles had been bred and raised here. Currently, there are 70 crocodiles and alligators which slither down to warm themselves by the water. The water is 99.1 ℃ (about 210℉) and the steam is 110℃ (about 230℉).


WALK
2 min

Shiraike Jigoku

Shiraike Jigoku translates to “white pond hell” as "shira" means white color and "ike" means pond in Japanese. Its name comes from the colorless water that spouts from the ground naturally, turning a bluish white color once it joins the pond due to the decrease in temperature and pressure. This is a sodium chloride hot spring [Read more …]


WALK
40 min
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WALK + BUS
3 min + 5 min
190 JPY
BUS STOPKannawa No.2

TAXI
5 min
1,000 JPY

Chinoike Jigoku

Chinoike Jigoku is called “blood pond hell” because of the red color of the water that emerges from the red clay. The red clay mud with iron oxide and magnesium oxide come out from the bottom of the pond and built up gradually for a long time. It’s the same as iron rust. Iron oxide [Read more …]


WALK
1 min

Tatsumaki Jigoku

Tatsumaki Jigoku is a natural geyser that is designated as a natural treasure by the city of Beppu.The water temperature of this hot spring under the ground is 150°C(about 302 °F) and that of the surface is 101 °C (214 °F).It is an acidic hot spring with chloride.It spouts out the boiling water and steam [Read more …]


BUS
30 min
390 JPY

TAXI
25 min
2,500 JPY

JR Beppu Station

This transportation hub has souvenir shops, a convenience store, bakery, and restaurants, as well as an information center that has a foreign tourist desk. Located on the east side of JR Beppu Station is a larger-than life statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, who contributed to building tourism in Beppu city. An advertising slogan that he created [Read more …]

* Time/Cost may be changed depending on transportation conditions.

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