Beppu Onsen “Jigoku” Hell Tour: Visit the Scariest Hot Springs!!
Do you dare to face the real HELL?? The bloody red pond with rising steam just like “hell” does really exist in Beppu, Oita!
Hell Tour (地獄めぐり)
Beppu Onsen is one of the most popular Onsen resorts in Japan, which is located in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Region. Beppu City is home to over 2,000 hot spring sources, various kinds of Onsen baths and attractions can be enjoyed such as sand bath, steam bath and the most unique one, “Hells”.
Including the “Blood Pond Hell” (picture above), there are 7 hot spring ponds in total called “Hells (Jigoku in Japanese)” in Beppu. A journey through those hells is a popular tourist route in this Onsen district, and the tour is called “Jigoku Meguri” (the Hell Tour).
Each “Hell” of Beppu has different feature. One has mud bubbles, another has blue colour. And probably the scariest one is “Oniyama Jigoku” where numbers of crocodiles are bred and kept in the pond!! Literally, if you fall, you die 🙁
Onsen is not only soaking up and relaxing our bodies, but can be also an unique attractions like the “Hells” in Beppu! After surviving from the scary hell tour, you should definitely treat yourself with ”Jigokumushi Purin”. It’s a sweet custard pudding made by the natural steam of Beppu hot spring sold at several hells!
Access: The 7 hells can be accessed from JR Beppu station by bus which takes around 15 mins ride and get off at Kannawa stop. (Bus number: 2,5,9,24,41)
Hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Fee: 400 yen per hell OR 2,000 yen for all (available for 2 days)
Official website: http://www.beppu-jigoku.com/
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