There are eight well-known hell hot springs in Beppu-the sea hell, the ghost stone hell, the mountain hell, the stove hell, the ghost mountain hell, the white pond hell, the blood pond hell, and the tornado hell. The surrounding area of Kamegawa has been spouting hot air, hot mud, hot water, etc. long ago. After the eruption of the volcano, the mountains were full of sulphur, smog, and the high-temperature gas turned the rocks into clay. There was no grass growing for several kilometers, and it became a barren land. Seeing such a desolate scenery, the Japanese can't help but feel terrified and dare not approach easily. Reminiscent of the hell scenes depicted in Buddhism, these places are called "hell zones", and the "hot pools" that are formed are called "hells".
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There are countless hot springs in Japan, and each hot spring town has its own style. The Beppu area is the most famous hot spring in the eight hells. These eight different styles of viewing hot springs are named after the steaming mist, like a scene of hell. From the azure sea hell to the boiling ghost stone hell to the scary blood hell, you will appreciate the type of hot spring that is hard to see elsewhere.
After that, head to Yufuin Hot Spring Town, where there are many shops full of Japanese style, and you can shuttle through various traditional specialty shops, handicraft shops, snack bars and cafes. Don't miss the local specialties and snacks while shopping. Then head to Jinlin Lake. In the afternoon sun, the lake is gleaming as if covered with golden fish scales, sometimes shrouded in mist, and the scenery is very dreamy.
Finally, I went to the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan: Kokonoe Grand Suspension Bridge. You can see the "Vibrating Waterfall, Male Waterfall" and "Female Waterfall" selected by the "Top 100 Waterfalls in Japan", and feel the stream and mountains and forests under your feet The beauty of the four seasons.
9-1 Shiomicho, Beppu, Oita, Japan