The Night Sea Hell

A Night of Steam and Myth

The Sea Hell was created here 1200 years ago by the eruption of Mt. Tsurumi. It is said that here, in Steam Village, lived a small Oni (a Japanese Ogre) with a problem: he lacked confidence! He had good reason, however - this Oni was without his club. One night, the little Oni swore an oath that he would go find the club said to be at the ends of Hell. No one would make fun of him with a weapon such as that. Little did he know the terrifying trials and curious companions that awaited him along his journey. Will the little Oni find his club and true happiness? Come and discover the answer for yourself...

2019 Attraction Schedule

Fri 9/20 to Sun 10/20. Times:  7 PM to 10 PM (Last Entry: 9:45 PM). Attraction will close in bad weather. Location: Beppu Sea Hell (Umi Jigoku) 559-1 Kannawa, Beppu-shi, Oita Prefecture  0977-66-0121 Price: Adults 900 yen, Students (grades 1-12) 600 yen. Re-entry with daytime ticket: 400 yen. Fri 9/20 to Sun 10/20. Times:  7 PM to 10 PM (Last Entry: 9:45 PM). Attraction will close in bad weather. Location: Beppu Sea Hell (Umi Jigoku) 559-1 Kannawa, Beppu-shi, Oita Prefecture  0977-66-0121 Price: Adults 900 yen, Students (grades 1-12) 600 yen. Re-entry with daytime ticket: 400 yen.

News

8/15/2019
The Night Sea Hell 2019 Website is now open! Watch this spot for the latest news.

Park Map

1. The Oni’s Throat

The entrance to Hell. Feel the roar of the Oni in the ground beneath your feet as eerily flickering torches guide you onward into the unknown.

2. Steam Village

The Oni play beyond billowing columns of steam, while one little Oni without a club goes in search of a weapon...and his pride.

3. Magma Valley

A valley of bubbling, boiling red magma. Are you brave enough to cross the stepping stones and forge your way onward?

4. Rain Grotto

A crying rain cloud hides in this water-drenched cave. Can you weather the driving rain and crash of thunder?

5. Winds of Paradise

How could it be that wondrous lotuses bloom here in the depths of Hell? Calming wind chimes sound in the Winds of Paradise...

6. Oni Footbath

A footbath of 100% hot springs water that’s sure to revive even the most exhausted traveler. The Oni’s club can’t be much farther now!

7. Fire Needle Mountain

Our story reaches its climax at the dreaded Fire Needle Mountain! Our little Oni will need to summon all his courage if he’s going to claim that club!

*Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Gallery

Directions

Address: 559-1 Kannawa, Beppu-shi, Oita Prefecture 874-0045

[Car]
Turn right from the Oita Expressway exit, take Route 11 toward Kannawa Hot Springs for about 3 km straight (about 5 min.) Free parking available. (220 cars max)

[Bus]
From the JR Beppu Station West Exit, take the 2, 5, 41, or 43 Kame-no-I bus for Kannawa for 20 minutes. 1 minute walk from either the Umi-jigoku-mae or Kannawa bus stop.

[Taxi]
15 min. (about 1500 yen) from Beppu Station. / 10 min. (about 1200 yen) from Kamegawa Station. Tell the driver to go to "Umi Jigoku."