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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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The entire area provides you a stunning view of an volcanic area. From the smell, you know the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Too commercial around

There was only an loutdoor carpark outside the entrance 500¥ per entry, all around the whole street... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“hot springs” (23 reviews)
“sulphur smell” (19 reviews)
Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire area provides you a stunning view of an volcanic area. From the smell, you know the volcanic activity is active though not violent. There are many walking trails to visit various spots. Some are just very short and easy for ordinary people.

Thank keungkeung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was only an loutdoor carpark outside the entrance 500¥ per entry, all around the whole street no parking therefore you have to park your car in this carpark then walking around Souvenir shop, drug shop, convenient shop, restaurant, hotel & etc. Only around 5...More

Thank Ice800908
Reviewed 1 week ago

The signboard of 'Jigokudani' can be seen about 5 mins walk from the main street. From there, you can decide which trail you want to walk. Do wear a comfortable shoes for this walking trail. There are a few nice photo spot, so do look...More

Thank Trumpboyer86
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real WOW despite my already having visited South Island in New Zealand, Grand Canyon in US, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Lake District in UK, Alps in Europe. Such unique landscape experience that was made so accessible to visitors of all ages.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hell Valley as its known is a spectacular place that has hot steam vents, sulfurous streams & other geothermal activity. You can't escape the smell of sulfur as you come up to the start of the area. Coming from a country that doesn't have any...More

Thank poopshooter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk out to Jigokudani (translation:Hell Valley) is quite easy and well worth it to see the source of the onsen hot springs of Noboribetsu. If you enjoy hiking like we do you can continue onward to other trails to explore the local nature and...More

Thank DCblondee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can definitely smell the sulphur before you see the valley. Very strong smell. You can also feel the heat when you get closer as well. It's a good experience to walk around the area and experience the smell and the heat.

Thank Vincy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, it was windy and the geothermal hot spring was steaming up and made the whole area smoky. We walked a short distance along the trail and stopped at the lookout point. Observing its beautiful natural view of boiling and bubbling water which...More

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there seems to be many of these dotted all around japan - all having the same sulphuric smelling gases spewing out of the ground. the interesting part about this one was that it is actually quite big and you can spend easily 1-2 hours walking...More

Thank silverspire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They call it Hell Valley to obvious reasons. The smell of sulphur can be suffocating at the start but you will soon get use to it. Dress light as you will feel like you 're in a sauna with the summer heat and hot steam...More

Thank ntan002
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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.
2 September 2016|
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Response from Brisbane41 | Reviewed this property |
There is a return bus service to Noboribetsu Station. After you visit Jikogudani you must walk to the bus terminal opposite the Grand Hotel. It is a fairly straight forward direction and roughly a 15 minute walk. The bus... More

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