Friday, August 3, 2012

A Trip To 9 Hells...!

That sorta got your attention, right?

As much as I hate to admit it, I would like to at least see this place. I'm not sure I want to get too close, though. Man, some of these springs are HOT!

So, what do ya say? Want to take this trip with me?

Nine Hells of Beppu

Beppu is home to over 2,800 hot springs and is found on the island of Kyushu. The Nine hells of Beppu are some of the more unique springs in the area. Hell 1 is Umi Jigoku meaning “sea hell”. The pool is a turquoise blue and is hot enough to boil eggs. Hell 2 is Oniishibou, meaning “shaven head hell” and gets its name from the boiling gray mud. The mud bubbles to the surface and resembles the shaved head of Buddhist monks. Hell 3 is Shiraike Jigoku meaning “white pond hell” and is filled with boiling white water caused by the high calcium concentrations. Hell 4 is Yama Jigoku meaning “mountain hell". Yama Jigoku was made by a mud volcano that spewed so much that it created a small mountain surrounded by small pools. Hell 5 is Kamada Jigoku “cooking pot hell”. This is a collection of boiling hot springs that are flanked by a red devil statue featured as the cook. Hell 6 is Oniyama Jigoku, meaning “devil’s mountain hell”. Oniyama is a very strong stream that can pull 1 ½ train cars, and is also home to about 100 hellish crocodiles. Hell 7 is Kinryu Jigoku “golden dragon hell”. This spring is featured with a steaming dragon. The steam is supplied by the steam of the spring and is directed out of the dragon’s nostrils. The dragon gives the illusion of flying when water spouts out at sunrise. Hell 8 is Chinoike Jigoku, meaning “blood pond hell”. Chinoike gets its name from the bright reddish colored water caused by ferrous (containing iron) minerals in the pond. Hell 9 is Tatsumaki Jigoku, meaning “spout hell”. Tatsumaki is a geyser that spouts every 30 minutes and has a temperature of about 105 degrees Celsius.

I'm sure that not many of us would want to accidentally fall into one of these springs. Might be a way to loosen up those tight and achy muscles, though.

Let's have our coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's really way too hot to sit outside and the ceiling fan is on in the kitchen.


Anonymous said...

I went out on the web and found lots of photographs of these places, That's one place I would like to visit despite of the names :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
It would certainly be an experience. As good as you are with a camera, think of all the photographs you could get!

Thanks, my friend, for coming over today!

Anonymous said...

Another cool place to learn about, that is some interesting stuff. Thanks for posting about it, I've never heard of this place.

Have a great weekend - keep an eye on Ernesto waaaay out there, it's positioned for a Gulf hurricane destination.

Momlady said...

Wonder if they harness any of that power.

linda m said...

I would love to visit that place some day. It sounds so interesting. I would have to be careful that I didn't fall in tho. thanks for sharing this one with us. Have a great weekend!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Now I can say I have been to Hell and back. Thanks again for all they wonderful places, people, and things you tell us about.

JOJO said...

Cool stuff or maybe that should be hot stuff. I wonder how many people died putting that dragon over the pond?

Coffee in the kitchen it is. So far no rain for 2 days.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 5:33...
Believe me, I'm watching it very closely!

I've been pretty lucky over the last couple of years, so Houston is over due for one!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
It would certainly seem like a waste if they didn't!

Bound to be some way to take advantage of all that steam.

Thanks, lady, for the visit today!

Hey Linda...
Like they say..."nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Dizzy...
I wondered if anyone was going to drop that line! Should have known you would be the one!

Thanks, buddy, for coming over this morning!

Hey JoJo...
Even if they didn't die, I'll bet they lost some weight!

Hot does just about cover it, I think!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in today!

JMD said...

As warm as it is today I think I will just stay home and be hot.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

HJ, I think I will definitely pass on a visit to Hell, even if this one is here on earth. But if there's any of that blueberry cheesecake left from yesterday that would definitely NOT be passed on. Drats, guess i as lateagain reading blogs! Have a great weekend and don't get too lost in the funnies, HJ.