Beppu is one of the most famous hot spring resorts, producing more hot spring water than any other resort in Japan. Even by walking along the streets, steam can be seen rising up from vents in the ground. There are many baths available, including ordinary hot water baths, mud baths, sand baths and steam baths. Called the Hells of Beppu, the eight spectacular hot springs each offers a different theme and are a tourist attraction more for viewing rather than bathing. Day passes are available for visits to all eight hells.

Steam from one of the hells