Ion temperatures around 10 keV were obtained in JT-60 limiter plasmas by high power neutral beam heating (H0 → H+), which is much higher than the maximum value of 6.6 keV obtained in JT-60 diverted plasmas. The experiment was performed in the parameter region of Ip = 1−2 MA, e (before heating) = (0.7−1.5)×1019 m−3e (end of heating) = (2.5−4.1)×1019 m−3 and = 19−21.8 MW. The Zeff values of the limiter plasmas were high (i.e. 4 to 7) compared with those of the diverted plasmas (i.e. 1 to 2). Transport analysis indicates that, since the deposition power to electrons, Pbeincreases with Zeffhigh Zeff is effective in raising the electron temperature. Furthermore, it is shown that since the equipartition loss is reduced by both the increase in electron temperature and the decrease in the effective ion density, np + nzZ2mpmzwith increasing Zeffhigh ion temperatures are obtained in limiter plasmas with high Zeff.