Attractions

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Beppu Traditional Bamboo Crafts Centre

This hands-on crafts centre displays refined works from Edo-period masters as well as current examples of uses for this versatile material, which grows copiously in the region. If you'd like to try your hand at craf…
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Hells

Beppu's most hyped attraction is the jigoku meguri (hell circuit), where waters bubble forth from underground with unusual results. Unlike Unzen, where the geothermal wonders are unadorned, the circuit's eight stops…
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Yama Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa Hells area. Must be visited separately from the meguri circuit. A variety of animals are kept here in enclosures that look uncomfortably small.
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Oni-yama Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa Hells area. A variety of animals are kept here in enclosures that look uncomfortably small.
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Kamado Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa group, this one so-named because it was once used for cooking.
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Oniishibōzu Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa group, where bubbling mud looks like a monk's shaved head.
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Umi Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa group, this one a steamy blue.
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Shira-ike Jigoku

One of the jigoku (hells) in the Kannawa group of jigoku.
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Tatsumaki Jigoku

Tatsumaki Jigoku has a geyser that shoots off about every 35 minutes.
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Beppu Tower

Built in 1957, this landmark tower has a viewing area popular with couples.