Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Take a trip to "hell"

This is Chinoike jigoku (blood pond hell - due to its reddish brown water) in Beppu, Kyushu. The hells are onsens (hot springs) for viewing not soaking due to their high temperatures - between 50 and 99 degrees Celsius! There are nine of them and they are very popular tourist attractions. Beppu in Oita prefecture is a famous bathing town - there are over 3000 onsens to soak in. Unlike the usual rarefied atmosphere of ryokans (traditional inns), Beppu revels in its tackiness and is often referred to as the Las Vegas of onsen towns!
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  • At 1:12 am, Anonymous japanlover said…

    I like it when you post on Japan - interesting stuff. I really wanna go there some day.

  • At 10:28 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Glad you liked it japanlover!

  • At 6:44 am, Anonymous conegrrrl said…

    This looks more like "heaven" to me :p

  • At 6:59 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    You mean the "blood" doesn't convince you conegrrrl?!

  • At 8:15 pm, Anonymous travelerbob said…

    Man these hell places are cool


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