5 magnificent sceneries of steam rising from Beppu Onsen, Oita

5 magnificent sceneries of steam rising from Beppu Onsen, Oita
With a daily yield of 137,040 kl and more than 2,200 hot spring sources, the Beppu Onsen is the largest onsen in Japan. If you walk through the peaceful town, you will see cats lying around above the steam rising from various places.
This time, I would like to introduce 5 magnificent sceneries of rising steam at the Beppu Onsen in Oita prefecture.

◎When you go to Beppu, you must go to the "Jigoku Tour" first
The "Jigoku Tour" is a popular tourist attraction in Beppu that consists of a tour of the 7 "Jigoku". A "Jigoku" is the hot air and fumes that blow out from 250 to 350 meters underground.
This time I would like to introduce the magnificent sceneries of the most popular cobalt blue "Umi Jigoku", the contrastingly red colored "Chinoike Jigoku", and the historic "Yunohana-goya huts of Myoban Jigoku".

Steam Scenery 1 Umi Jigoku

海地獄
Look at the steam that rises from the cobalt blue hot water!
It is a scene so beautiful that you can feel some mysterious spiritual power from it.

Iron sulfate, which is the component of this hot spring, dissolves to create this beautiful blue color. In the park you can see water lilies from the Amazon that were cultivated at the park using the heat from the hot springs.

Address:559-1 Kannawa, Beppu, Oita
Hours:8:00~17:00 (open all year round
Price: (Adults) 400 yen, (High school) 300 yen, (Middle school) 250 yen,(Elementary school) 200 yen
Other information on Prices:http://www.umijigoku.co.jp/ryoukin.htm
Official Website:http://www.beppu-jigoku.com/umi/

Steam Scenery 2 Chinoike Jigoku

血池地獄
In contrast to the Umi Jigoku, the Chinoike Jigoku has a boiling red color.
血池地獄
It is blowing out hot mud containing iron oxide and magnesium oxide.
You can also enjoy the Chinoike Footbath that uses water straight from the Chinoike spring.

Address:778 Noda, Beppu, Oita
Hours: 8:00~17:00 (open all year round)
Price:(Adults) 400 yen, (High school) 300 yen, (Middle school) 250 yen, (Elementary school) 200 yen
Official website:http://www.chinoike.com/

Steam Scenery 3 Yunohana-goya huts of Myoban Jigoku

明礬地獄的湯華小屋
The Yunohana-goya huts with thatched roofs appear inside the steam that smells of sulfur.
Crystals called Yunohana that are used for bathing powders are made from the collected "myoban", or alum, inside the Yunohana-goya huts. At the Myoban Jigoku, you can enjoy many activities such as going on a tour of the historic huts from the Edo period or the Jigoku, or spending some time at the footbath.

Address:3 Myoban, Beppu, Oita
Hours:8:30~17:30
Price:200 yen
Official Website:http://www.jigoku-prin.com/myoubanjigoku/

After finishing the Jigoku Tour, try having some food that was made using heat from the Jigoku hot spring.

Steam Scenery 4 Jigoku Steam Cooking Center

地獄蒸工房
The "Jigoku-Mushi" is a traditional cooking method used from the Edo period that uses onsen fume of 98 degrees Celsius and 100% geothermal energy.
地獄蒸工房
At the Jigoku Steam Cooking Center, you can experience steaming and eating eggs, seafood, and meat in the onsen heat.
When you steam the ingredients, they gain more taste as the saltiness from the steam mixes in, making the food more delicious! There is also a facility where you can drink hot spring water and a footbath, so be sure to enjoy the hot spring from inside your body and out. Entry to the facility and the footbath are free!

Address:Address
Hours:9:00~21:00 (Final time of reception for steam cooking is 20:00)
Closed:3rd Wednesday of every month.
Price:Steam cooking general usage fee: (within 30 minutes): 510 yen
(※Steam cooking (large) general usage fee: (within 30 minutes): 820 yen)
Official Website: http://www.gokuraku-jigoku-beppu.com/entries/jigokumushikobo-kannawa

Steam Scenery 5 The night view from the Yukemuri Observatory

湯けむり展望台的夜景
The magnificent scenery of the illuminated Yukemuri Observatory in Beppu at night is beautiful.
You can only see this vast landscape of steam rising from the numerous onsen with Mt. Tsurumi in the background, in Oita, also known as the "Onsen Prefecture".

Address:8-kumi, Kannwa, Beppu, Oita
Access:20 minutes by car from JR Beppu Station, 30 minutes by bus from JR Beppu Station East Exit
Hours:April~October 8:00~22:00, November~March 8:00~21:00
Price:Free entry
Official Website:https://www.visit-oita.jp/spots/detail/5718

In conclusion, these are the 5 magnificent scenery spots of the steam rising from the Beppu Onsen.
How about going on a relaxing trip to see the steam of the Beppu Onsen?


Editor/市川惠美子

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