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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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All reviews hell valley walking trails foot bath hot springs sulphur smell steam rising bubbling water worth a visit volcanic activity hot steam volcanic area noboribetsu onsen nice walk the main attraction tour buses day trip snow and ice
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought this hot springs area was a great place to visit and you will get some nice photos of the steam coming up. The sulfur smell is not too bad.

Thank Baytravelers18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noboribetsu Jigokudani is a scenic area in Noboribetsu, where you can experience and see the geothermal activities upfront.

Thank ALP2012_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sulfur smell is overwhelmed and you could see the smoke/steam flowing out from the hot spring. The track to the foot spa is the one we enjoyed most as the natural hot spring is "pretty hot" and yet you feel really good after a...More

1  Thank Gwee L
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This valley is original sites of hot springs in Noboribetsu existed over centuries with smells of sulfuric gas and hot water from the earth with very high temperature, which is due to volcanic activities.

Thank kdoi2017
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Hell Valley is a must see if you visit Noboribetsu. Especially fun if you are not from a country with volcanic activities. The scenery looks like you're walking around on a different planet. The smell can be a bit overwhelming at first, but you...More

Thank L123V
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Jigokudani or Hell Valley is right outside Noboribetsu and can be accessed very easily on foot from the town (5 min from the centre). It is well indicated just follow the signs or the tourists! It offers great views of the smoking hot pools. You...More

Thank Sphax666
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Jigokudani with my parents for sightseeing as it’s one of the famous spots here. The air is so fresh, not much tourists visit in this season as it’s quite cold. When we walked up to the upper area, we felt a tranquil...More

Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Jigokudani lies along the fabled "Ring of Fire" - it is one of several areas of intense volcanic activity. You get to see the 1,476 foot crater and surrounding fumaroles and mineral springs. The walks are fairly easy and the area is well worth exploring.

1  Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A must visit if you come to Noboribetsu area. There are several short trails, easy walk to the lookouts. Their sulfer hot springs are amazing and appealing to look at. For tourists or those who have limited time, 1-2 hours would be sufficient to explore...More

1  Thank Jazzio1984
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Great views and nice trails. I recommend hiking up to the foot baths and Oyunuma pond. It’s not very far and worth the effort.

Thank Linda C
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23 August 2018|
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Response from HK_Jim | Reviewed this property |
It's less than a km and the walk is through the shopping street. It probably take 15 min.
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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
10 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.