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Unzen Jigoku Hell

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Address: Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Not Yellowstone, but worth it if you're passing through

I spent several hours over two days (not much else to do) walking through. I stayed down in Obama, which was a mistake (too far away and a dull town). Most tourists only visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent several hours over two days (not much else to do) walking through. I stayed down in Obama, which was a mistake (too far away and a dull town). Most tourists only visit the part across the street from the "octagonal" park visitor's center, not the large part of the park on the same side of the street. That's... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You come to Unzen for the baths. But walk around the hell before you take your first bath. The walk is easy and most part of the path is wheeler friendly. There are plenty picture spots.

2 Thank ChungkaiSin
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great fun. A good walking course (30 mins) takes you around the area with its various bubbling pools, surfacing sulphur, and hissing thermal cents. Lots of different colored rocks from the various elements at play. All very interesting and broad discussion starter ( or question starter rather ) for the young ones. "Why do eggs smell like sulphur?"...( hint: rotten... More 

2 Thank GlobeTrotSurfSerf
Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Here only encounter scenery. Where you feel the greatness of nature, the nature of favor. The history of sad Catholics

1 Thank miskyhuasi
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice easy stroll thru the woods. Smell of sulfur doesn't bother me a bit but it did start to tarnish my silver jewelry!

1 Thank Anthony L
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The walk through Unzen Jigoku Hell is a series of winding paths that pass very close to many vents on this volcanic area - some are venting sulphurous steam into the air, others are pools of boiling water, others are bubbling mud pools. The path winds uphill gently and is quite easy to walk around. There's a small shelter by... More 

1 Thank Old_Hairy_Bear
Western Norway, Norway
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

First, be aware of the smell of sulphur. It can be really hard to stay at some spots for a longer periode of time. The area is quite big, and you can go around most of Unzen to explore this field. The view can be great at some spots, with a beautiful nature around it. Its also quite pleasant as... More 

1 Thank Morten G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Without all the hoopla of Beppu this is a great walk through steaming lava fields. The walk winds its way through bubbling lava and billowing steam.

1 Thank olive848484
Singapore, Singapore
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It really felt like walking in Hell :) Boiling puddles of water, steam coming through the gaps in the rocks and the beauty of the forest created such a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank anushka r
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The area was full of steam with sulphur smell. There are various different hot spring such as mud hot spring, Daikyokan (Great Shout) Jigoku, Oito Jigoku, ... etc. The hot spring gas can go as high as 98-120 degree C. Unzen Jigoku is more natural as compared to Beppu Jigoku. The best part is that touring Unzen Jigoku is free... More 

Thank YuenYW

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