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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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Nice walk if weather is good

Noboribetsu is a small town and one of its most popular tourist places is Jigokudani. It's only a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
beautiful ominous valley

The air is pungent of sulfur and cool minerals, the colors of the valley recede from deep black, to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“hell valley” (78 reviews)
“hot spring” (34 reviews)
“walking trails” (16 reviews)
Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Noboribetsu is a small town and one of its most popular tourist places is Jigokudani. It's only a very short walk from Takinoya, the hotel where my friend and I are staying. It's quite a nice walk given the weather was good. Otherwise, apart from...More

Thank Egon70
Reviewed 1 week ago

The air is pungent of sulfur and cool minerals, the colors of the valley recede from deep black, to red, orange and cool tones of blues, whites and green yellows. Pools steam around you as you walk down the boardwalk, large rock formations are gothic...More

Thank KE L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky, experienced the first snow. Despite the snow, rain and cold, it was enjoyable. I think the rain diluted the smell a lot. Be careful of the slippery wooden steps path. It was not possible to walk to the Oyunnama Brook Natural Footbath...More

Thank lovebug163
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the train from Sapporo early in the morning, took me about an hour an a half to get to Noboribetsu! Then took the bus from the train station to Noboribetsu Onsen! Got to the Hell Valley right after the rain, so the smoke...More

Thank Penniepasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this place. It looks more beautiful in Autumn with red, golden and yellow leave. Whoever travel to southern part of Hokkaido, should visit this place and try the onsen. It was a wonderful experience and you would like it.

Thank Low C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hints of Yellowstone, but with the culture of Japan. See it at dusk when the sunset hits the yellow sulfur stones, and also in the mornings. The colours will amaze you. Visit in the autumn and the hills behind will add spectacular colours to your...More

Thank CHYL2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AKA Hell Valley, is a denuded hot water valley at the north end of the Noboribetsu hot spring community. It has a boardwalk where tourists can walk amongst steam vents and sulfur smells into the middle of the valley, where an intermittent geyser, Tessen Ike,...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with tour group. This place is packed with tourists like me viewing the sulfurous steam coming out from the ground! Whole place smelled funny too😖

Thank helloamytoh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

我不下地獄 誰下地獄! 沒想到地獄谷山上有大湯沼等遊點 Somehow, I did not know that there are several more scenes are up there. It's definitely a good idea to visit other scenes on the way to mountain top

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If u have seen other hell valleys in Japan eg the one near Hakone area, this one is not that different though u can get quite close to it. Good viewing platforms and good contrast of landscape versus the sky.

Thank Genevieve L
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Yapahloy | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at Muroran and drove there. I think it is a better option. Your length of stay at Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Muroran become very flexible.
2 December 2016|
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Response from travelingron | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't know since we traveled in the summer.
9 October 2016|
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Response from Brisbane41 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are also bus services that service Noboribetsu station to Jidai mura and also a terminal opposite the Grand Hotel which is also a 5 minute walk from the hell valley area.

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