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Chinoike Jigoku (血の池地獄)

 0120459554  Oita Pref. Beppushi Noda 778

As the name says, this is a bright red hot spring which brims with hell. The pond itself is quite large with a depth of more than 30 meters and a width of 1,300 square meters, and the appearance of the steam rising up is a spectacle. Red hot mud which contains such metals as iron oxide and magnesium oxide from the stratum jet out and deposit, resulting in the pond gets dyed red due to the deposited material. There is an adjoining restaurant where you can taste the Beppu specialty of steaming hell and Oita’s local cuisine. There is also a footbath. The hot spring has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.


open everyday
Admission 400 yards
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (shop only)

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Review of Chinoike Jigoku

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/17 A giant pool of orange/red bubbling mud
I think in size the biggest of all seven hells. The location is well kept and absolutely worth your visit.
You can walk all around this hell completely and have a great overview from above on the...
Reviewed:2018/09/27 Reddish coloured pool - slippery walk up to the top when wet
The pool has a reddish colour which is unique. We visited on a rainy day and the walk up to the top to look back down on the pool was slippery - take care if you visit in the rain! The front part...
Reviewed:2018/09/27 bloody hell!
We quickly understood that this place sums up why the hells are called hells. Not only does it bubble and steam. It is blood red, too.

It is a bus ride away from most of the other hells, just near...
Reviewed:2018/09/05 Bloody hell
This name lets us scared, but the color of this Jigoku is due to oxidized iron and magnesium. The souvenir of this place is a cream for skin. I also bought one (about $13).
Reviewed:2018/08/22 Nice color
Love the color of the red blood pool. It was not huge so we did not spend a lot of time here. This was one of the more unique hell out of the 7 we went due to the color.

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