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Enjoy the vibrant natural scenery of Jigokudani, a red stone crater valley sprinkled with steam vents and hot springs. Fittingly named “Hell’s Valley,” the area is actually a crater formed by a volcanic eruption more than 20,000 years ago. From the boardwalk above the crater you can observe the bubbling sulfurous streams, rising steam, and the vivid red cliffs, all contributing to the area’s “hellish” appearance. Explore the surroundings on the nearby undulating forest trail to discover a hot sulfur pond and dip your feet in the river that flows from it. Plan your visit to Jigokudani and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Noboribetsu tour planner.
Took the train to noboribetsu station and decided to take a cab to the hell valley which took about 15mins. The queue for the bus was long and many visitors had big luggage with them. Bus intervals...
Took the train to noboribetsu station and decided to take a cab to the hell valley which took about 15mins. The queue for the bus was long and many visitors had big luggage with them. Bus intervals... more »
A short visit for us to the Hell Valley before going to our Ryokan. We came by coach, so not much of walking. However, it was quite cold and walking around was bit of challenge (slippery) during...
A short visit for us to the Hell Valley before going to our Ryokan. We came by coach, so not much of walking. However, it was quite cold and walking around was bit of challenge (slippery) during... more »
I don’t know how famous or popular this place is. But it is still well maintained and I have seen a lot of kids here to learn and to experience the natural resources that Japan has. Mostly here has local visitors. Most of the texts here are in Japanese without English. It seems a local attraction. We still can see the educational meaning of the natural resources without understanding the language. And that is how good Japan is. I don’t see people cooking with the hot water here though.
Hell Valley" is a spectacular, appropriately named valley just above the town of Noboribetsu Onsen, which displays hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. It is a main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters.From the valley, there are attractive walking trails through the wooded hills above Noboribetsu. If you follow them for about 20 to 30 minutes, you will get to Oyunuma, a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50 degrees Celsius and a smaller, even hotter, mud pond nearby. Stunning scenery!!
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