One of Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts, Beppu produces more hot spring water than any other resort in the country. Here you will have many onsen bathing opportunities. A unique sightseeing tour is the The Tour of Hell in the Kannawa area. Here, eight spots including the Umi-jigoku made up of bright cobalt blue hot water, the Chi-no-ike-jigoku where hot water containing red melted clay gushes out and the Tatsumaki-jigoku – a geyser. Beppu Ropeway is a popular way to view the city, the surrounding area and Mount Tsurumi that overlooks Beppu. Near the summit of Mount Tsurumi discover hiking trails that lead to shrines and viewpoints around the summit. Takasaki Monkey Land Natural Park is a popular monkey reserve at the base of Mount Takasaki.