Sightseeing Spot Spots in Oita Area

  • Beppu Jigoku Meguri (Hot Springs Tour)
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    For over a thousand years, the gasses, hot mud, and boiling waters erupting from beneath the area from Kanawa to Kamegawa have led it to being called the Jigoku (Hells) of Beppu. In 2009, four hot springs, Umi (Sea) Jigoku, Chinoike (Blood Pond) Jigoku, Tatsumaki Jigoku, and Shiraike (White Pond) Jigoku were designated as National Places of Scenic Beauty. Visiting these four hot springs in addition to three other famous ones is fun and enjoyable. In addition to hot spring eggs (slow boiled in hot spring waters), hell-themed souvenirs such as Chinoike ointment, and Enman no Yu (bath salts) are popular to take home and give to friends. A 15-minute drive by car from JR Beppu Station.

    We did the beppu hells as a day trip from Fukuoka. Public transport was easy enough to navigate. The first 2 hells were underwhelming and their aquarium and crocodile displays were, in my opinion...

  • Umi Jigoku
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    766 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    Umi Jigoku boasts of being the largest among the Beppu Jigoku hot springs. The beautiful cobalt blue color is due to iron sulphate in the hot spring water. Royal water lilies and tropical water lilies are cultivated using the heat from the hot spring and the flowers will be at their best from early May until early November. At the Bon Festival event, lower grade elementary school children (up to 20 kilograms) can get on the leaves of the royal water lilies that float in the pond. There is also a footbath. The hot spring has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

    The large and main place of hell jigoku have many interesting place in here. If you have less time around here. This place in the one that you must select.

  • Ryu Maki Jigoku
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    221 Reviews
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Kamegawa Noda 782

    After travel to other jigoku, This is have small amphitheater for watching onsen geyser about 15-30 minute per round.

  • Oniyama Jigoku
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    124 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 625
    In 1923, for the first time in Japan, the breeding of crocodiles was started which used the heat from a hot spring—the place is also referred to as “Crocodile Hell”. There are a number of crocodile breeding areas surrounding the Jigoku pond, and the number of crocodiles kept there is roughly 70. At the weekend, there is also an event where a member of staff gives food to the crocodiles, so you can observe the exciting moment when the crocodiles are fed.

    The higehest temperature onsen was occuppied by the stream and surrounding by crocodiles. There are many crocodiles farming here live with the onsen.

  • Kamado Jigoku
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Miyuki 5 sets of 2
    The name comes from when they used the steam of the spring water to cook rice as an offering on the occasion of the grand festival of the shrine god, Kamado Hachimangu Shrine. There are six types of hot spring on the grounds and as each have different characteristics such as color, etc. they have been classified into ranks from one to six to make them user friendly. Experience-based facilities are also a feature of this hot spring, such as the demonstrations to increase steam, the high temperature throat and skin steam and the foot bath.
  • Shiraike Jigoku
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 283-1
    Shiraike Jigoku (White Pond Hell) is characterized by white water with a slight bluish tinge. It is clear when it gushes out, but when it comes into the pond, it changes color to this white color due to the drop in temperature and pressure. The pond is surrounded by a Japanese garden and a statue of Ippen Shonin (monk Ippen), who is said to have laid the foundation of Beppu hot spring resort. The tropical fish Aquaqrium using hot spring energy at the back of the site, which was renovated in 2019, houses and exhibits about 20 species of tropical fish, including pirarucu, piranha, and Asian arowanas that live in the Amazon, as well as alligator gars, an invasive alien species. It is designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty.
  • Mt. Yufu
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami
    This volcano is located on the western side of Mt. Tsurumi. Made up of Higashi-mine and the 1,583 meter-high Nishi-mine, it is called Echigo Fuji because of its conical shape. The mountain climbing road has the most climbers, there are three parking lots (central, west and east trailheads), and it is possible to go around the edge of the crater near the summit on the Ohachi Meguri route. In addition, chosen as one of Japan's new 100 famous mountains, you can also see Mt. Hiko on the border of Oita and Fukuoka prefectures and Mt. Unzen in Nagasaki when there is good weather.
  • JR Yufuin Station Footbath
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    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakita 8-2
    This footbath is located on platform 1 of JR Yufuin Station, a station which has a distinctive atrium lobby. Visitors can purchase a special footbath usage ticket at the station window in order to make use of the bath without having to purchase a train ticket. Ticket purchase also includes a towel, making it easy to come here without any advance preparation. The towel also has an original logo design and will be a memento of your trip. There's an area where you can rinse your feet with clean water, as well as a women-only changing area. The footbath has seats and tables, and users can enjoy a relaxing foot soak while watching the trains go through the station.
  • Oniishi Bozu Jigoku
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Kannawa 559-1
    "A one-minute walk from the Umi Jigoku-mae bus stop and a 10-minute drive from Kamegawa Station and Beppu Station. This day-use hot spring bathing facility is located inside the Oniishi Bozu Jigoku, a popular and historic sightseeing destination which is even mentioned in the ""Bungo no kuni fudoki,"" a regional historical chronicle compiled in 733. The waters of the bathhouse' salt spring are said to be highly moisturizing and promote warmth retention in addition to treating such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and chronic digestive diseases. The recommended course is for visitors to bath here after bathing in the waters of Myoban Onsen to enjoy their full health benefits. Be aware that bathing here is contraindicated for those with certain conditions such as those who are pregnant or who have an acute illness. The bathhouse has indoor bathing areas, outdoor baths, scenic overlook baths, and five private reservable family baths. The bathhouse also sells ""hell's"" pudding and eggs cooked using the natural volcanic steam in the area."
  • Chinoike Jigoku
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Noda 778
    A facility adjoining Chinoike Jigoku, designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty, situated along Prefectural Route 218 in Noda, Beppu City. Meaning “Pond of Blood Hell,” this natural “jigoku” (“hell”) hot spring is the oldest in Japan and is notable for its waters dyed a deep red by the red thermal mud deep underground. This hot spring also makes up one of the seven Hells of Beppu. The ticket office is adjoined by a shop and a restaurant serving local dishes and meals like “Hell’s Paradise Curry” and the “Blood Pond Burger.”
  • Komatsu Jigoku
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Yutsubo Myoto
    A walking and hiking destination located in Yutsubosujiyu, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. Komatsu Jigoku evokes visions of “jigoku” or “hell” due to the area’s natural steam vents, bubbling mud, and rocks died red from hot spring minerals, and visitors can use walking paths to stroll through the area and take in its distinctive scenic beauty. Visitors can also use a basket to soak raw eggs in the water of hot spring and make “hot spring eggs,” custard like soft boiled eggs.
  • Myouban Jigoku Walking Path (Yunohana-goya Huts Tour)
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Myouban 3 sets
    A facility which makes and sells Yakuyo Yunohana medicinal hot spring bath minerals situated along National Route 500 in the Myoban Onsen hot spring district in Beppu City. Making use of a traditional production method designated a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, the facility produces naturally derived Yakuyo Yunohana medicinal hot spring mineral salts for home bathing use. Visitors can also view the production process. The facility is adjoined by a large outdoor bath on a hill with the best view of Beppu, and family baths modeled after the thatched huts used to make the hot spring mineral salts. A shop sells cosmetics made with hot spring mineral salts and other local specialty products, while a restaurant serves local dishes.
  • Oike Pond
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Shounaichouasono
    A group of springs located in Asono, Shonai-cho, Yufu City. The area is situated at the foot of Mt. Kurodake in the Kuju Mountain Range. Bosting an abundant flow of high quality water, the springs have been used for irrigation and daily life purposes by local residents since ancient times. Even today, many people come here to collect water. The springs have also been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's 100 most famous springs.
  • Chojabaru Nature Study Routes
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 255-33
    "These nature study routes are located in the Chojabaru area of Tano in Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. They are in the Tadewara Wetlands, located about 1,000 meters above sea level to the north of the Kuju mountain range, and in the surrounding forest. You can take a walk in the rich natural environment of the Tadewara Wetlands, which is also registered in the Ramsar Convention as the ""Kuju Bogatsuru and Tadewara-shitsugen"" and where rare plants grow naturally."
  • Colonade Drink Spring
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    Oita Pref. Taketashi Naoirimachinagayu
    This drinking fountain fed by a carbonated spring is located along the Bungo Highway in Nagayu, Naoirimachi, Taketa City. Visitors can drink Nagayu Onsen's famous carbonated spring water, said to be good for the digestive system, free of charge. The fountain was built as part of an international exchange with Germany, which has a culture of drinking spring water.
  • Takeda Yusui Mure
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    Oita Taketa-shi Nyuta
    "In the Sobu area of Taketa City, Oita Prefecture, there is a group of springs selected as one of the ""100 best waters"", with subterranean water from the Aso mountain range gushing out at more than 60 locations. The total water volume is more than 100,000 tons per day, which is used for drinking, agriculture, freshwater fish farming, and the sale of mineral water. Kawuda Spring, which has the largest volume of spring water, is the center of sightseeing, and it is also recommended to visit other springs with different atmospheres, such as Sensui Spring, Yahara Spring, and Narutaki Spring."
  • Taketa Springs
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    Oita Taketa-shi Naoirimachi Nagayu Shake
    This group of springs, a 30-minute drive from JR Bungo-Taketa Station, is one of several found in Taketa. Selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Famous Water, the springs well out of the ground in a tranquil area surrounded by farm fields. The water which gushes forth throughout the area is soft and sweet, and is also used by the adjacent Go Tofu Shop to make its products. The tofu shop's spring was dug by the owner and is privately owned, but all are welcome to take home bottles of its waters for free. After collecting some spring water, many people like to stop by the shop and buy some of its tofu and soy milk desserts.
  • Sapporo Breweries Kyushu Hita Plant
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    86 Reviews
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    Oita Hita-shi Takase 6979

    Lovely tour here... I really enjoyed myself. The cons first... The Bad I signed up for an English tour, but somehow got into a Japanese tour. Now I know Japanese at a intermediate level, however she...

  • Sato no Sta. Kanna Wa
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Kitaju 1 Kumi

    鉄輪温泉は、街のいたる所から蒸気が出ていて 温泉に来た風情を味わうことができます。 この蒸気を利用して食材の調理を地元の方々はやっていますが、いざ観光客となるとなかなかわからないものです。 今回訪問した里の駅は、食材は店内でも販売していますが、種類は限られます。 持ち込み料金を払えば、他で買った材料を持ち込めるので今回は、一部持ち込みしました。 持ち込みができるのは、蒸し料理ができる食材だけで他は...

  • Chinoike Jigoku
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Noda 778

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A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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