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Unzen Jigoku Hell

Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Nice place to see hot spring

Similar to what u get in Hokkaido but not as grand or polished as a tourist attraction. Still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas Y
via mobile
Easy way to spend a day!

We had a great day which started with hiking one of the nearby mountains, then walking down to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to what u get in Hokkaido but not as grand or polished as a tourist attraction. Still, enjoy the day outing and the smell of sulphur. Surprisingly the place was empty when we tour. Only saw another Korean tour group. That's it. We spend...More

Thank Nicholas Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great day which started with hiking one of the nearby mountains, then walking down to the various Jigoku at ground level. Really amazing to see the bubbling-hot water come up from the ground. There are various trails that you can take, which...More

Thank wanderbuffs
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Just a note on how to get there: I took a train with great views to Shimbara from Isahaya. You get off at Shimbara station (don't stay on till the port) then walk on in the same direction. Ignore the bus garage on your left,...More

Thank johnnychips
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful sights however the hiking trail is very short and all the pipes pumping the water to the onsens disturbed the view a bit.

Thank Anouk v
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My Japanese friend and I travelled up from Obama to (just) make the 8.15 tour, run by Nagasaki Council (or environmental agency, not sure which!). Excellent! We were handed torches, but we could almost see anyway as the moon was full and shining brightly. I...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

It starts out slow, but gets better as you head deeper in. Look for the place where the steam runs under the road for a nice sauna experience. Also, keep an eye out for the hell cats!

Thank hadaka_naked
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of my highlights for the year at Kyushu. We were with bunch of friends on Sunday day trip and silence came to group when we saw the place

Thank Vesa M
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A must visit if in unzen. Especially if you have never been to such thermal landscape before. Can spend 2 to 3 hours walking among the hot pools. There's sulphur smell but didn't find it overwhelming. Recommend staying in one of the onsen hotels fronting...More

Thank Dominoking
Reviewed 27 December 2016

As the road to ropeway was closed due to thick fog and strong wind and ropeway itself stopped operation, I instead walked around in this area alone(I did not see anybody else) in the rain with thick fog, wind and sulphur gas(not dangerous though) from...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Reached this Onsen town by bus from Shimabara, using the day pass for tourists. It is certainly worth the ride up into the mountain for the scenery and to walk through Unzen Jigoku Hell. There are signs along the way relating to wild life, flora...More

Thank jedda
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