Oniyama Hotel is situated at the heart of Beppu’s Jigoku geothermal sites. There are a total of eight geothermal sites in the area, six of which are within walking distance of our hotel.
Watch the hot mud boil and circles of all sizes appear on its surface - it almost looks like tiny, bald men are popping up from inside the mud.
A mystical clear pond that is cobalt blue just like the sea.
It originates from the tradition of cooking rice offerings using the steam off the hot springs for the Kamado Shrine Hachimangu festival.
The heat from the local hot springs are used to keep and care for many rare animals from around the world.
When hot water spouts out, it is colorless and transparent, but gains a bluish-white hue when it falls back into the pond due to the decline in temperature and pressure.
There are currently about 70 crocodiles and alligators kept here. It is also referred to as Wani Jigoku or “crocodile hell.”