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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 your feet worth a visit volcanic activity hot steam volcanic area noboribetsu onsen the main attraction tour buses nice walk snow and ice
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is well signed and you will not get lost. There are a few trails here and each one of them takes about 10-15mins to complete. If you hike on all the trails, it will roughly take you 40mins one way to complete. Give...More

Thank Gan_Intl_Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting geothermal sightseeing spot that oozes slight smell of sulphur. We parked our car near the Noboribetsu gateway centre. Costs is 500Y and you can park in another car park nearby on the same day. At the gateway centre, adults and children can...More

Thank Emily2018_G_Scott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot sulphurous steam vents in the valley create a mystical view of the area. Good walking trails through the forest to other spots, 20 to 30 minutes, you will get to Oyunuma, a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50C and a smaller, even...More

Thank myteaatom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't need any further explanation as many reviews are out there. Hell Valley it is called for its heat that came out from the burning ground and the overall landscape of smokes like hell. Pretty interesting place to visit with some nice spots....More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 25 September 2018

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

Thank ALP2012_12
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

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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.
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.