Visiting Beppu’s Hells Umi-jogoku 海地獄 on 27Jan2015

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

after another excellent breakfast at Gettoan, we took the free car transfer from ryokan to yufuin ekimae bus centre & took the bus to beppu on 27.1.2015. journey is 1 hr & cost 900yen pax. 🙂

we arrived before 11am & deposited our luggage at the station lockers. we were deciding what to do in the meantime, as check-in time at beppu seikai 別府 潮騒の宿 晴海 is 3pm.

we did not want to go to the takasaki monkey park, also not particularly interested to see the unitamago aquarium, so we settled on going to hells (jigoku).^^

we took bus no9 from JR beppu station to kannawa. cost about 200yen & took 15mins. here you can walk to the 6 jigoku within the kannawa district.

we picked the umi-jogoku海地獄, which is the more beautiful with spacious gardens. entrance was 400yen pax or 2100yen for all 6 jigokus. we paid 400yen.

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

nice huge gardens & open space.^^

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

boiling bubbling onsen 92degC! definitely not suitable for sauna.

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

children on water lilies Umi-Jigoku Beppu

children on water lilies Umi-Jigoku Beppu

children on water lilies Umi-Jigoku Beppu

children on water lilies Umi-Jigoku Beppu

this not the time to see the giant water lilies.

greenhouse - Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

greenhouse – Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

greenhouse - Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

greenhouse – Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

greenhouse - Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

greenhouse – Umi-Jigoku Beppu16

there is the greenhouse.

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

another boiling reddish onset pool.

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

Umi-Jigoku Beppu hells valley

after this, we looked at the neighbouring yama jigoku. japan-guide description “The “mountain hell” features small ponds of steaming hot water and a run-down zoo with large animals in small cages”.

we decided we had enough of hells. wife read about jigoku mushi 地獄釜, using the onset water for to cook steamed dishes, so we walked over to such a eating place & gave it a try. i must say nothing great though!

c.h.e.f andy