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Unzen Jigoku Hell

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Address: Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Try it at night!

My Japanese friend and I travelled up from Obama to (just) make the 8.15 tour, run by Nagasaki Council (or environmental agency, not sure which!). Excellent! We were handed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin H
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Japanese friend and I travelled up from Obama to (just) make the 8.15 tour, run by Nagasaki Council (or environmental agency, not sure which!). Excellent! We were handed torches, but we could almost see anyway as the moon was full and shining brightly. I don't know whether it was better at night than by day, but the tour was... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It starts out slow, but gets better as you head deeper in. Look for the place where the steam runs under the road for a nice sauna experience. Also, keep an eye out for the hell cats!

Thank hadaka_naked
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my highlights for the year at Kyushu. We were with bunch of friends on Sunday day trip and silence came to group when we saw the place

Thank Vesa M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A must visit if in unzen. Especially if you have never been to such thermal landscape before. Can spend 2 to 3 hours walking among the hot pools. There's sulphur smell but didn't find it overwhelming. Recommend staying in one of the onsen hotels fronting the jigoku for a relaxing time. We stayed in Fukiya. Best of all entrance is... More 

Thank Dominoking
Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

As the road to ropeway was closed due to thick fog and strong wind and ropeway itself stopped operation, I instead walked around in this area alone(I did not see anybody else) in the rain with thick fog, wind and sulphur gas(not dangerous though) from the hot springs. I was moved by the plate referring to martyres(Japanese,Spanish,Portuguese and Mexicans)sometimes executed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Reached this Onsen town by bus from Shimabara, using the day pass for tourists. It is certainly worth the ride up into the mountain for the scenery and to walk through Unzen Jigoku Hell. There are signs along the way relating to wild life, flora and history which are very helpful.

Thank jedda
McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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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 

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Barcelona, Spain
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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

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