Beppu Images { 16 images } Created 18 May 2009

Beppu is Japan's onsen capital with the largest volume of hot water in the world apart after Yellowstone and the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan. Beppu contains nine geothermal hot spots, which are referred to as the nine hells of Beppu. These take the form of multicolored volcanic pits of boiling water and mud and one geyser. The hells are too hot for bathing at source as they emerge at temperatures ranging from 50 to 99.5 C Among them are Umi Jigoku or Sea Hell; Oniishibozu Jigoku or Shaven Monk's Head Hell, Yama Jigoku or Mountain Hell, Kamado Jigoku or Boiling Hell, Oniyama Jigoku or Demon Mountain Hell, Shiraike Jigoku or White Pond Hell. Chinoike Jigoku or Blood Pond Hell, Tatsumaki Jigoku or Geyser Hell and finally Honbouzu Jigoku or monk's head hell.
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