Japan 2019: Hells of Beppu (Umi Jigoku), Northern Kyushu, Japan

First Time in Japan: Northern Kyushu Itinerary, Expenses and Travel Tips (From Hakata in Fukuoka)

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We didn't know that Yufuin No Mori (the train that goes to Yufuin) is an all-reserved train. It was only when we were forming our line did we realize that we're not gonna be able to ride the train for we need a reservation. We went down to the ticket counter only to find out that all the trips are fullybooked for the next three days already. 

We were confused for a bit since we didn't have any plan B. hahahaha! After a little bit of thinking, we decided to just do our first day backwards meaning we'll be going to Beppu first. 

For this train, we didn't need any reservations. We just rode the train that passed through a very scenic area of Japan especially the coastal part in Kitakyushu. 

The travel time from Hakata Station was around two hours. The seats were comfortable so it didn't matter. 

If you'll notice the sign on the right side "JR PASS GATE," that's where you'll be walking and showing your pass every time you enter or leave the train.

Outside the station, the bus that will take you to Beppu stops but it was hard for us to navigate (since it was our first day) so we decided to walk to the terminal instead of waiting at a bus stop. We had a pocket wifi with us that time so locating places/where we were was easy.

 The bus from the station to the bus stop near the Hells of Beppu was 340 Yen. 

There are a total of eight jigokus in Beppu. No wonder it is called the Onsen town.   
We didn't have enough time that day so we chose one which we liked most from the brochure that they give and it is called UMI JIGOKU or SEA HELL. Each Jigoku costs 400 Yen but if you want to go to all hells then you have the option to buy the 2,000 Yen ticket admission for all. 

As we were walking, we saw smoke coming from the left side which we decided to check out. I am not sure what this is but there's an area for a foot bath around here. 

The reason why this one is called SEA HELL is because of its beautiful aquamarine shade that looks like ocean water.

If you have enough time, I suggest that you stay here for 30 minutes to an hour so you can walk around the facility. I don't know where these Tori gates lead to 'cause we just walked around the sea hell and left. hahaha! Our day started late and the travel time is bit long so we didn't have enough time.

 It's a beautiful place though. I'm glad that even if it's far from Fukuoka, we decided to include it in our itinerary. 

The only way go get back to the gate after looking at the Sea Hell is to pass through this area where you can buy lots of souvenirs from Beppu. 

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