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Jigokudani, Noboribetsu

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Enjoy the vibrant natural scenery of Jigokudani, a red stone crater valley sprinkled with steam vents and hot springs. Fittingly named “Hell’s Valley,” the area is actually a crater formed by a volcanic eruption more than 20,000 years ago. From the boardwalk above the crater you can observe the bubbling sulfurous streams, rising steam, and the vivid red cliffs, all contributing to the area’s “hellish” appearance. Explore the surroundings on the nearby undulating forest trail to discover a hot sulfur pond and dip your feet in the river that flows from it. Plan your visit to Jigokudani and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Noboribetsu tour planner .
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  • Interesting place to see volcanic steam from the ground. A nice little walk with picturesque view. Becareful with the snow and ice, very slippery and dangerous.  more »
  • Believe that those who go to the spring will surely come to the attractions because the Valley of Hell is not far from the temperature of the spring in the 15-20 minutes to the winter time to be careful because the viewing platform the ladder is very easy to slip down the morning may be non-stop with the Asian travel team to take more pictures it's difficult to meet a child who doesn't know who is from Singapore or China. Throwing snowballs at Hell's Valley and not taking pictures at all.
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  • I took the bus from the noboribetsu station. View from the car window just fall foliage season is near to the very simple and clean in the bus. In many groups of tourists had a great view of hell Valley, walking slow.
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Where to stay in Noboribetsu

The majority of places to stay in Noboribetsu lie inland, to the north of the main train station. Close to the hot springs and the volcanic valley, accommodations lie on all the streets across the modest urban area of the resort town. Many people see staying in traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) as part of the experience, but some more modern hotels can be found across town, too. Visitors primarily look to find an option with onsite "onsen" (traditional Japanese hot spring spas), although you can always arrange a visit to one if not.
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