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Hells of Beppu, Beppu

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Witness but don't bathe in Hells of Beppu, a series of boiling pools created by volcanic activity. All eight thermal ponds offer something different, with one producing mud bubbles and feeding into an adjacent foot bath, another colored bright red and presenting an uncanny and photogenic appearance, and a third serving as a breeding space for crocodiles. Travel easily between the "hells" by bus tour or car. Use our Beppu route planner to visit Hells of Beppu on your trip to Beppu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Incredible experience. Not to be missed if you’re in town. I came to Beppu with no knowledge other than that it was an onsen town. I found out about the Seven Hells and immediately knew what I... 
    Incredible experience. Not to be missed if you’re in town. I came to Beppu with no knowledge other than that it was an onsen town. I found out about the Seven Hells and immediately knew what I...  more »
  • The hells have their own characteristics and was interesting to see the different styles. They had pretty colours. Try a boiled egg! We were lucky to see the geyser without long waiting. I thought it....  more
    The hells have their own characteristics and was interesting to see the different styles. They had pretty colours. Try a boiled egg! We were lucky to see the geyser without long waiting. I thought it....  more »
  • I had a fantastic time visiting all 7 of the famous Beppu hells. Each hell yielded a unique experience and it is worth it to visit each an every one of them. If you are short on time I recommend... 
    I had a fantastic time visiting all 7 of the famous Beppu hells. Each hell yielded a unique experience and it is worth it to visit each an every one of them. If you are short on time I recommend...  more »
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  • Fantastic hot spring ponds! Get the book for $20pp so you can see all the ponds. Many gift shops along the way...like 4 at least. You can walk to all of the ponds really. Not a bad walk to the last two, which are a little further away...just take the bus back. You can eat onsen steamed foods at one of the pond areas too...which I highly suggest!
  • Credit cards accepted Free parking We completed the 7 hellls but there's another two that was not on the list. I wanna visit the other 2 when we come back. My kids enjoy completing the stamps. They feel like they're in treasure hunting missions for the stamps. Lots of walking so wear your comfy footwear
  • No need to buy the ticket for all 7 sites…2 is enough, either main one, or with fish. Don’t spend time to travel from location to the other, whichever pair you go to is enough. If you have kids, go to one with fish. Crocodiles are sad…25 animals in one small concrete pond. Geyser one is boring-skip it. It’s just water shooting up for a few minutes. Nothing else to see there. The red one is also kind of lame and takes longer to get there then see the pond. All in all, it’s just pools of water that you look at. Nothing that great. Pleasant place to walk around, take a foot bath, and buy souvenirs if you need to kill time or take a break.
  • The Beppu "Jigoku Meguri" "Hell Tour" or Seven Hells of Beppu. This experience was well worth the price of purchasing the tour book to visit all seven locations. Each stop is unique with different shops and some locations sell food to keep you satisfied. I did the entire tour by foot and it took me around two hours to end up back at my hotel on the coastline. This was one of the most memorable experiences in Japan and I highly recommend it.
  • Loved it! Absolutely a must when visiting beppu. Only ¥330 from Beppu station and ¥400 to get in. Had a free footbath and some awesome views. Small but still cool to see.

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