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Jigokudani

Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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A great walk through Mother Nature

This place is all about walking - lots of it. You get up close to the wonder of Mother Nature... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raymond_Leong_76
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Singapore
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Amazing Natural Sight Seeing

Amazing view and very natural nice sight seeing. But need to walk via path way where us wet and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kinki25
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hell valley” (79 reviews)
“walking trails” (16 reviews)
“hot springs” (20 reviews)
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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is all about walking - lots of it. You get up close to the wonder of Mother Nature. Strong sense of sulphur in the air.

Thank Raymond_Leong_76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing view and very natural nice sight seeing. But need to walk via path way where us wet and slippery during winter time . Not suggest old folk due to walk way didn't provide many road light.

Thank Kinki25
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jigokudani was quite a sight. Though it's not quite as colourful in the winter, the landscape was still an incredible view and something worth seeing. Be careful of the wooden slope/steps when you're there — they can be rather slippery with the ice that forms...More

Thank Beixin L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The paths were pretty slippery so watch out if you are going in winter. The valley is interesting and beautiful despite the sulphur smell. The lake was closed during our visit as this is a very cold year. Worth a visit and walk as far...More

Thank Adeline W
Reviewed 1 week ago

you see hot steam coming up at a distance, and hot water streams over which broadwalks are erected. You can't actually see lava. and the sulphuric smell is mild, compared to say Blue fire Ijen in Surabaya. But snow and steam make an interesting compostion.

Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although known as Hell's Valley, the beauty of this place is breathtaking in winter when the entire place is covered in snow. Do be very careful walking around the place with snow and ice covered steps which are very slippery. When we were there at...More

Thank KT_BOY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feel like you are in another planet...dry and mountainous and volcanic activity all around..the wooden plank trails to various points are easy to walk through...at certain point you can see hotmud as well..bring your sunglasses and suntan lotion if you visiting in mid June. It...More

1  Thank micheri88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When walking around this place, you feel like going into the bowels of the Earth. Smoke and rotten-egg odor (sulfur) will follow you during your walk. The loop can me made in 1h and offer a nice sightseeing around Noboribetsu.

Thank Guillaume S
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Nik Kiong T
26 November 2017|
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Response from lovebug163 | Reviewed this property |
advisable to go between 10am to 2pm. the floorboards around the valley can be slippery w snow or rain. other times not recommended due to short daylight hours. bundle up and stay warm as it can b v cold esp if you are not... More
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lee807
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.
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FrankieTsang
2 December 2016|
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Response from travelingron | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't know since we traveled in the summer.
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