Underground Geyser Heaven of Japan
With more than 500 volcanoes in their territory, Japan is “located in the center of Mother Nature”. Many volcanoes are not active but there are still active volcanoes in Japan such as Fuji, Asama and Aso. Of course, therefore, there are hundreds of thermal zones in the area where volcanoes are located. The most important of them are Noboribetsu, Beppu and Kusatsu.
Beppu is located in southern Japan and hot water springs and geysers are very interesting for tourists. In Beppu, visitors are buried in hot sand and treated in a healing waters.
Those who do not want to enter the hot water springs in Beppu, there are different places that appeal to the eye, such as the fantastic shapes called “jigoku” and the boiling ponds. For example, the Chinoike Jigoku has a bright red water color due to the structure of the rocks beneath it. On the other hand, Umi Jigoku, which is a bigger pond, is dark blue because it reflects the color of the sky. Tatsu – Maki Jigoku pushes water off the ground with an ear – ringing sound in every 20 minutes.
To give some additional information about Beppu:
· Beppu’s hot water springs and geysers are bursting water of the ground more than 56,600 m3 of water per day.
· Beppu is one of the largest thermal regions in the world.
· There are more than 3,500 hot water sources and geysers in Beppu.
Note: What is geyser?
A source (or geyser) is a source of hot water bursting regularly or at irregular intervals, gushing up the water. The word geyser derives from the name of Gjósa, a source in Iceland. Gjósa also means ‘outbreak’.