The Volcanic Island of Kyushu


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August 5th 2018
Published: August 5th 2018
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Dear All Greetings from the volcanic island of Kyushu. Well, actually, I believe all islands of Japan are very much volcanic, but Kyushu, in the south-western corner of the country, and particularly Beppu, where I’m at now, seems more so than elsewhere. Japan’s most active volcano, Sakurajima, just opposite the city of Kagoshima, in the far south of Kyushu, has been spewing ash ever since 195... Read Full Entry



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Yama Jigoku, BeppuYama Jigoku, Beppu
Yama Jigoku, Beppu

"Mountain Hell", the hot water here bubbles straight out of a mountainside
Yama Jigoku, BeppuYama Jigoku, Beppu
Yama Jigoku, Beppu

Hot spring water boiled eggs snack stop
Yama Jigoku, BeppuYama Jigoku, Beppu
Yama Jigoku, Beppu

Boiling eggs in the hot spring water
Yama Jigoku, BeppuYama Jigoku, Beppu
Yama Jigoku, Beppu

An interesting, and quite delicious, snack. Hot spring water boiled eggs, and Skal - a mixture of milk and soda water...!
Shira-ike Jigoku, BeppuShira-ike Jigoku, Beppu
Shira-ike Jigoku, Beppu

"White Pond Hell", this hell's pool is said to be milky white
Oni-yama JigokuOni-yama Jigoku
Oni-yama Jigoku

"Devil's Mountain Hell", I found this the noisiest and fiercest hell - the force of the steam here is so strong that it is said to be able to pull one and a half train cars
Oni-yama Jigoku, BeppuOni-yama Jigoku, Beppu
Oni-yama Jigoku, Beppu

I know I shouldn't, but I find this picture quite funny...!
Kamado Jigoku, BeppuKamado Jigoku, Beppu
Kamado Jigoku, Beppu

"Oven Hell", it was once used for cooking



5th August 2018

Very nice "hellish" experience! :D
I didn't go down there myself, I wish I had though, perhaps I'll get there next year. :) I did walk across the Kanmon Tunnel though. :)
5th August 2018

A "Hellish" Experience
But you did go to "Hel" in Poland though...! I've very much enjoyed Beppu :) Great to hear you walked the Kanmon tunnel!
6th August 2018

Spoiled for life
Once again you've found a location few travel to. Hot sand bath and premium beef make for an adventure. It sounds like the mats for beds are not that comfortable.
6th August 2018

Japan
Indeed, parts of Japan seem quite pristine in terms of overseas tourism. The hot sand bath, Japanese beef and futon sleeping were all very memorable experiences :)
6th August 2018
Oniishibozu Jigoku, Beppu

Full Japanese Experience
Soothing.
6th August 2018
Oniishibozu Jigoku, Beppu

Soothing
Indeed, very soothing for the traveller's feet!

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