A Tour to The Hell of Beppu – The Scariest Onsen Town in Japan

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From ancient times, the people who lived in Beppu (別府) suffered from the heat generated by volcanic activities. Crops could hardly be grown on the field causing serious food shortage problems. And because the terrifying landscapes shaped by volcanic activities are nowhere to be found elsewhere in Japan, various myths and legends emerged that stopped people from approaching the town. This is also why the area has been called Jigoku (hell).

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