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Umijigoku, Beppu

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Order eggs boiled in naturally scorching pond of Umijigoku as its steam rises from the cobalt-blue surface. Formed over 1,300 years ago, this boiling 200 m (600 ft) deep volcanic wonder of nature is considered the grandest of eight similar "sea hells" in the area. However, if you prefer something more tranquil, visit the gardens with lotus-covered ponds or take a foot bath in milder hot springs. You can also taste egg custard, a local specialty. Arrange to visit Umijigoku and other attractions in Beppu using our Beppu trip itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Beppu

The majority of accommodations in Beppu lie in two main areas. The first, down by the coast and close to the main train station, offers a number of hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas), as well as some right on the waterfront. On the side streets here, you can find a few hostels and guesthouses, offering comfortable rooms but nothing more. The second main area lies to the north. Further inland, the area centers on the many geothermal features here, with an abundance of hotels surrounded on all fronts by onsen.
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  • Beppu is home to more than 2,000 thermal springs, second only to Yellowstone National Park. At this hot spring, there are different hells - the cobalt-blue at 98 C is the largest and deepest, the grey...  more »
  • We visited all 7 hells and agreed that this is the best. If you have time for only one hell, visit this one! The place is big and you get to enjoyed foot bath. The water is lovely blue!  more »
  • I bought the all in pass which entitled me to visit 7 pools. This is the 2nd pools that i went and is the best out of the 7. The colour is amazing like sea colour, that is why it is call Umi(which sta...  more »