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Jigokudani, Noboribetsu

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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.
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  • Easy walking in an unusual environment, and provided you are OK with the sulphur you will enjoy a trip to this area of natural phenomena. The five year old in our party found it very exciting and the....  more
    Easy walking in an unusual environment, and provided you are OK with the sulphur you will enjoy a trip to this area of natural phenomena. The five year old in our party found it very exciting and the....  more »
  • The Yellowstone Park of Hokkaido but smaller. Sulphur is in the air so if your not suffering from respiratory problems you will like this place. A few geysers here and there, easy hiking with well.....  more
    The Yellowstone Park of Hokkaido but smaller. Sulphur is in the air so if your not suffering from respiratory problems you will like this place. A few geysers here and there, easy hiking with well.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • What a fabulous place to see autumn colours! Stunning location and we saw deer, nuthatches and pygmy woodpeckers on our stroll around the various viewing points. (Don't just go to the main one - explore the paths through the trees.)

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