Tag: Mud


Encounter the Mysteries of Nature at Beppu’s Blood Pond Jigoku

Beppu is home to a number of jigoku (hells or hot springs), the most popular of which is Blood Pond Jigoku. As the name implies, Blood Pond Jigoku, with its steaming blood-red water, is very impressive.  What is Blood Pond Jigoku? Blood Pond Jigoku is the oldest natural hell in Japan. A naturally occurring chemical reaction takes place in a

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Experience Beppu’s Volcanic Wonders at Bozu Jigoku

Beppu boasts the largest number of hot springs in all of Japan, each volcanic beauty aptly named ‘Hell’ due to its boiling water and otherworldly appearance. One of Beppu’s many famous hot springs is Bozu Jigoku, also known as Monk’s Hell or Shaven Head Hell due to the bubbling mud resembling the top of a monk’s shaved head.  Even though

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The Hells of Beppu: 8 Otherworldly Hot Springs All Travelers Must See

Beppu’s famous ‘hell tour’ is one of the region’s most popular activities. Unlike other hot springs throughout the world, Beppu’s ‘hells’ are uniquely captivating and highly unusual, bringing to mind an otherworldly landscape. Allow us to introduce the most spectacular hot spring Hells of Beppu.   Umi Jigoku (Sea Hell) Sea Hell is distinguishable by its large body of vivid

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