Natural Hot Springs (Onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of Hot Springs and Resort Towns. Many hot spring baths belong to a Ryokan, while others are public bath houses. Hakone, easily accessed from Tokyo, is one of Japan’s most popular resorts.
I was standing in and amongst the steamy pits of reds, serine blues and bubbling muddy greys, the likes of which one could only liken to hell. And thus the scene of steamy puffs of smoke scattered amongst the landscape led to name of these famous tourist attractions. The Jigoku Onsens (Hell hot springs) are certainly not for bathing.