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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Kamado JigokuKamado Jigoku
Kamado Jigoku

You could test the temperature of the water here - it was indeed very hot!
Tatsumaki JigokuTatsumaki Jigoku
Tatsumaki Jigoku

The geyser spouting is over for another 35 minutes or so
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, BeppuChi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu

"Blood Pool Hell", so-called due to its blood-red water
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, BeppuChi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu

Luscious Japanese forest behind the hell
Chi-no-ike JigokuChi-no-ike Jigoku
Chi-no-ike Jigoku

Beautiful waterfall and shrine
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, BeppuChi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu

I'm not sure why, I find this picture funny (although I'm sure I wouldn't if I encountered a real bee!)
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, BeppuChi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu
Chi-no-ike Jigoku, Beppu

I find this one funny too...!
Chi-no-ike JigokuChi-no-ike Jigoku
Chi-no-ike Jigoku

I had to laugh - if Southern Rail (British version) were to organise a parcel delivery service...
Beppu StationBeppu Station
Beppu Station

Unusual statue outside the station - I only noticed the boy hanging on for dear life after taking the photo (rugby shirt reference to the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan in 2019)
Beppu EateryBeppu Eatery
Beppu Eatery

I'm sure this place is a lively one when it's open!
Somuri Steakhouse, BeppuSomuri Steakhouse, Beppu
Somuri Steakhouse, Beppu

My Japanese wagyu beef steak being prepared
Somuri Steakhouse, BeppuSomuri Steakhouse, Beppu
Somuri Steakhouse, Beppu

My Japanese wagyu beef steak



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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