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Beppu Onsen Hell Tour

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Beppu Onsen Hell Tour (別府地獄めぐり) is one of the most popular Onsen Tour in Japan. Beppu Onsen is located in Oita prefecture that is the largest Onsen prefecture in Japan. There are eight different kinds of hell Onsens in Beppu. The tour travels Sea Hell, Evil Monk Stone Hell, Mountain Hell, Pot Hell, Mountain Evil Hell, White Pond Hell, Blood Pond Hell and Tornado Hell. All of them present a unique Hell.

Tourist Info.
8 Hell pass: 2,100 Yen for adult, 1,350 Yen for High school, 1,000 Yen Junior High, 900 Yen for kids.
Time: 8:00 to 17:00
There is parking and restroom.

About 3 hours of travel in total.

Access
0. at Beppu Station.
1. Use local bus 2,5,24 to Umijigoku.


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Detailed Travel Guide

Beppu Onsen Hell Tour
Sea Hell
Sea Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. It is a Onsen spring pond with beautiful cobalt blue color. This is designated as the national scenery. The temperature of the onsen water is 98 degree celcius, The water contains iron sulfate which causes the blue color. The park of the Sea Hell uses the heat of the onsen water to grow tropical trees. Lotus and lily flowers are especially popular here.

Evil Monk Stone Hell
The Stone of the Evil Monk Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. The extremely hot gray onsen water is coming from underground. The shape of the bubble is look like the bowled head of monk. This hell appears in the record of Oita written in 733. The temperature of Onsen Water is about 99 degree celcuis.

MountainHell
Mountain Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. It's a steam Onsen. The temperature of Onsen Water is about 90 degree celcuis. They use this heat to keep animals warm, so it is a zoo.

Pot Hell
Pot Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. It was named after the local Matsuri. People use the steam of this onsen to make pots. There are six kinds of Onsen in this hell. There are also heavens in this hell.

Evil Mountain Hell
The Evil Mountain Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. The temperature of the pond is about 98 degrees celcius. It is also known as Crocodile hell. This pond uses the hot Onsen water to breed crocodiles. There are about 80 crocodiles in this pond. The temperature of the pond is about 98 degrees celcius.

White Pond Hell
The White Pond Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. The Onsen water comes out as tons of steam. When the water comes out it is clear, but when it drops, it becomes a light blue color. They use this Onsen water to breed tropical fish.It is designated as the national sceneic beauty.

Blood Pond Hell
The Blood Pond Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. This blood color is caused by Iron oxide. The temperature of the Onsen water is 78 celcius and contains a lot of iron. It is a very large pond; 1300 square meters wide and 30m deep. The spring produces one million 800 thousand litres of water every day. It Is desiginated as the national scenic beauty.

Tornado Hell
Tornado Hell is one of Hell Tour of Beppu Onsen, Oita Prefecture. It is a geyser. Every 30 to 40 min. it erupts. Once it begins to erupt, it will continue for about 6 to 10 minutes. It is designated as the national scenic beauty.

Official web site:http://www.beppu-jigoku.com/images/English0.pdf