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Jigokudani

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Address: Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
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Short Hike, Interesting Sights

We visited Jigokudani on a wintry Feb afternoon when it was snowing and foggy. Trails were icy and a lot of the snow-bound trails were closed. I can imagine this place being a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Jigokudani on a wintry Feb afternoon when it was snowing and foggy. Trails were icy and a lot of the snow-bound trails were closed. I can imagine this place being a nice easy hike in better days. Even then, it was crowded with several tourist bus loads of people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like the topic, It's slippery, I've been there in stormy and snowy season. Luckily It's windy and just wait for the cloud to be blown away. The view and scenic is wonderful.

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Thank Sukhum T
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good to see this natural phenomenon and landscape. We visited during winter so beware of the slippery steps/path. It was overflowing with mainland Chinese tourists at this time of year which detracted from the overall experience. Originally wanted to go back at night with all the lights, but changed our minds as we found it too slippery even during the... More 

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Singapore
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of natural hot spring! The walk up and down Jigokudani can be slippery due to the snow but the view is well worth every fall!

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Thank choroki
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite disappointed by this attraction. Had hoards of China tourists swarming the area so was not such a great place to visit. The nearby untouched trails with unadulterated snowy landscapes proved to be a more enjoyable trek. Beware of the slippery steps if you do visit this place!

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Thank Edwin T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the springhead of Noboribetsu hot spring. The hot spring flows steaming and being formed like a stream. This valley is near to Mahoroba Hotel, where you can enjoy hot spring baths.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since Noboribetsu is famous of their natural hot spring, this is the place you must have visited when you are here. It shows you the original source where the onsen come from and how did it form by volcanoes around Hokkaido. Entrance fee is free, but be careful during snowing season, it was very slippery to climb up the hill... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The geyser was phenomenal and the scenery of the steaming slopes was one and only. But becareful of the icy slippery slopes. Good shoes is a must.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It takes roughly around 1-2 hrs to complete the walk. You can smell sulphur along the way, it's quite beautiful as we don't get to see it in our country.

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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had wanted to visit this place since last year but could not make it as the journey by train to and fro Sapporo Station would have taken about 4.5 hours including the journey from Noboribetsu to the onsen area where the Hell Valley is located, and the train fare costs ¥4480 on Super Hakuto one way. Simply does not... More 

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