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Kyushu Travel Guide

Beppu Hell tour


Beppu’s most hyped attraction 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  

Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, 

and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.


Kannawa district

6 hells are located within walking distance of each other in this area.


Umi Jigoku

Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water

emerge 1200 years ago after a volcano explosion


Oniishi Bozu Jigoku 

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling

up here look like the shaven head of monks.


Shiraike Jigoku 

White Pound Hell, the colorless water that naturally spouts from the ground mysteriously

turn creamy white


Yama Jigoku

Mountain Hell, a gust steam clear to reveal prancing lion, Bathing hippos and curious chimpanzees.
Taking its name from the mountain mud formed over years.


Kamado Jigoku 

Oven Hell, a bright demon standing on an enormous cooking pots is the mascot of the site,
temptingly divided into six unique, pots of murky, budding thumping boiling water.


Oniyama Jigoku

Devil’s Mountain Hell, the force of the steam produced at this Spring can pull one and a half
train cars.  This hellish site is the happy home of a variety of crocodile and alligator who slither
down breeding water into the warm.


Shibaseki district

It takes about 5 minutes by car or bus from Kannawa district to this Shibaseki district.


Chi-no-ike Jigoku 

Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural
Jigoku as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusena reddish hot spring.  


Tatsumaki Jigoku

Water spout Hell, a geyser, is a natural monument designated by Beppu city.
The Geyser means a hot spring spouting out boiling water and steam in interval.



General information

Address Kannawa, Beppu-city, Oita-prefecture

15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

160 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

120 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 8:00 to 17:00
Admission fee

JPY 400 for one attraction visit

JPY 2,000 for Hell tour Pass, 7 attractions can be visited

Days closed No closing days


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