Горячие источники (Hot spring baths) находятся в самом городе Беппу (Beppu, карта) и его окрестностях, всего по местности раскидано более 2800 горячих минерализированных источников, а самая популярная область носит название «Nine Hells», т.к. включает в себя 9 водоемов, которые внешне и по составу горячей воды кардинально отличаются друг от друга. В Беппу приезжают как в санаторий, подлечиться и отдохнуть. Это одно из самых популярных туристических мест в стране.
Umi Jigoku — One of the more beautiful hells, the «sea hell» features a pond of boiling, blue water. In its spacious gardens, there are a few secondary, orange colored hells and a large, clear water pond with lotus flowers whose large leaves are strong enough to carry small children.
Oniishibozu Jigoku — This hell is named after the mud bubbles, which emerge from boiling mud pools and look like the shaven heads of monks. Besides the mud pools, it features a foot bath with clear water. Adjacent to the hell is a public bath with multiple pools that costs an additional 600 yen.
Shiraike Jigoku — True to its name, the «white pond hell» features a pond of hot, milky water. The pond is surrounded by a nice garden and a small, run-down aquarium that has seen better days.
Kamado Jigoku — The «cooking pot hell» features several boiling ponds and a flashy demon statue as cook. On the grounds, visitors can drink the hot spring water, enjoy hand and foot baths, inhale the hot spring steam and try various snacks cooked or steamed by the hot spring.
Oniyama Jigoku — A large number of crocodiles are bred and kept on the grounds of the «monster mountain hell».
Yama Jigoku — The «mountain hell» features small ponds of steaming hot water and a run-down zoo with large animals in small cages.
Chinoike Jigoku — The «blood pond hell» features a pond of hot, red water and a large souvenir shop. It is one of the more photogenic of the eight hells.
Tatsumaki Jigoku — The «spout hell» features a boiling hot geyser, which erupts every 30-40 minutes for about 6-10 minutes. A stone plate above the geyser hinders it to reach its full height. A short walking trail leads up the forested slope in the back of the hell grounds.
- Information about hot spring baths in Beppu | onsenmeijin.com
- Beppu Area | Japan National Tourism Organization — jnto.go.jp
- Гейзеры Беппу | путеводитель по Японии — japan-guide.com
- Beppu Hot Springs | japan-guide.com
Адрес: Hells of Beppu, 559-1 Kannawa, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-0000, Japan
Координаты: 33°16’46.3″N 131°30’00.1″E
Beppu is situated between the sea and the mountains. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs). It has eight major geothermal hot spots, sometimes referred to as the «eight hells of Beppu». Six of these are located in the Kannawa district, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district. Beppu is also divided into eight major hot spring areas known as Beppu Hattō.
Beppu travel guide | Wikivoyage