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We visited Umi

After reading the reviews we decided to visit Umi. It wasn’t the cobalt blue which I was expecting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheDoor_isopen
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Tuggeranong, Australia
How you get to the Hells is the key consideration

We made this trip to the Hells of Beppu from Fukuoka, so we wanted to be assured that we took the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
carrotnose_snowman
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Singapore, Singapore
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These eight boiling pools resulting from volcanic activity have varying characteristics: one is blood-red in color due to its red clay deposits, another has the largest geyser in Japan, and still another is used for breeding crocodiles.
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559-1 Kannawa, Beppu 874-0045, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth seeing! As you will be amazed of how such a small place Beppu but contained so many different hot springs. Get the pass in the information center as it cost 500 yen to visit each and the pass is 1800 yen if you bought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we decided to visit Umi. It wasn’t the cobalt blue which I was expecting but a paler tone of aqua. We were happy with our choice however because it included a garden and an upstairs gallery where we could take nice...More

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are eight hells in Beppu, each of them different. Go to as many as you can. The geothermal activity is impressive. See the power of the underground heat and admire its beauty.

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since in Beppu not much is going on, this trip is probably the best. However, not to compare with Arima Sapporo or New Zealand.

Thank Hans-Ulrich M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made this trip to the Hells of Beppu from Fukuoka, so we wanted to be assured that we took the most efficient, and most predictable method of seeing all the Hells. Beppu is a 2 hours train ride from Fukuoka, so we tried to...More

3  Thank carrotnose_snowman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a tour as time was limited and the bus stop was right outside our hotel. I don't think I'd bother again as the guide only spoke Japanese (which we knew in advance) and actually it would not be too difficult to go by...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Once you are there, there are many Hells you can visit, U either pay 2000Yens for all the hells or 400Yens for each. I personally find they are basically the same. I visited the "Sea of Hell" which is the biggest. Not too bad but...More

2  Thank Randy T
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

It is something you have had to experience. The hell's are fun to visit and it is cool to see. Other than that not very special. The only one that stood out was the crocodile onsen. Huge crocodiles chilling. But it is good to stroll...More

Thank DayZwalker
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A must to visit while traveling to Beppu. Each hot spring are unique with different colour, turquoise blue, muddy, crimson. This hot springs are not for soaking cause temperature is too hot, highest temperature is 105 degree. Convenient way to visit is by car. Bus...More

1  Thank Mollymoon_26
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Officially there are supposedly 7 of these “Hells” and admission to each one is ¥400 a pop (or you can get an admission book to see all of them for ¥2000). 5 of the Hells are relatively close together but the last 2 (the blood...More

1  Thank Marie H
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jantoby1
12 July 2018|
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Response from TheDoor_isopen | Reviewed this property |
The Cable Car is not that interesting, especially if there’s clouds. I was very happy with Umi Jigoku. It was a a pretty setting. (And the shop is great).
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fls2016
21 March 2017|
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Response from Xin R | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the one day pass at either Beppu JR Station Tourist Information Centre or any of the hells. Note that the one day pass allows you to enter 7 of the 8 hells; it does not include admission into Yama Jigoku... More
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fls2016
21 March 2017|
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Response from Xin R | Reviewed this property |
6 hells are clustered together. Another 2 hells are some distance away from the 6 hells. From Beppu Station, you can take bus 2 or 5 or 41 to the first hell in Kannawa District (18 minutes, 330 yen). You can walk along the... More
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