Jigoku Mushi (地獄蒸し, literally "hell-steaming") is an unusual cooking method found in Beppu. It’s a simple but impactful method that dates back to the Edo Period. Jigoku Mushi Kobo features an interesting hands-on workshop where you can cook food yourself in the searing onsen(hot spring) steam. But prepare yourself! The force of the steam that comes out of the steaming pot as you place the food is surprisingly powerful. And you won’t forget the unique delicious taste of the fish and vegetables cooked almost instantly in the hot steam. You can also enjoy "the spring water drinking fountain", "the foot bath" and "the foot steam bath" for free.
Address: 5 Furonomoto, Beppu-shi, Oita
Hours open to visitors: 9:00 - 21:00(Last order of jigoku-mushi gama is 20:00)
Admission Fee: Jigoku gama steaming oven (starting from 500 yen for 30 minutes)
Foodstuff set (vegetable, meat, or fish products, starting from 500 yen)
Closed: The third Wednesday every month (the next day in case of holiday)
Directions: From JR Beppu Station, take Kamenoi bus No.2, 5, 7, 9, or 41 from "Beppu Station West Exit （別府駅西口）" stop and get off at "Kannawa (鉄輪)" stop. (takes about 20 minutes)
[Parking] 26 parking spaces are available.