Jigoku Onsen

Oita Jigoku onsen

Jigoku Onsen, or Hot Spring Hells, are scaldingly hot and most definitely not for bathing in. However, they are a fascinating attraction. Mostly found in the Kanawa area, there are  ten Hells each with their own natural qualities including blood red waters, cobalt blue waters, geysers, and belching mud-pools. The vigour and power that the Hells spew forth from underground is perhaps the most potent symbol of Beppu’s right to take the crown as the hot spring capital of the world.

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Jigoku Onsen are exotic natural phenomena and symbolic of Beppu's claim to be the hot spring capital of the world.

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