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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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  • We were lucky, experienced the first snow. Despite the snow, rain and cold, it was enjoyable. I think the rain diluted the smell a lot. Be careful of the slippery wooden steps path. It was not possibl...  more »
  • By the time I went north in the summer is cool and sunny and I'll come down. Do not climb the side of the Valley of the oyunuma goes until the end of the two-colored water to see the left blue water color of merging. When you return to the hotel, do I have to climb up towards the mountains-to-length, in the Valley hojeoshago great. It's a good idea, but not a great Minister of the little walking.
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  • I visited 10/22. This year leaves earlier than usual a little so that just leaves in full swing, stunning! The thought boils down to one word. Match of fall foliage and the steam and white and yellow, is really beautiful. Hiyoriyama eruption by explosion crater. The diameter is about 450 m, area is approximately 11 ha. Views along the Valley there are numerous water vents and fumaroles, boiling bubbles up is the origin of hell where the devil lives. The are is heating water to the town's hotels and inns, now discharged from the many different types of hot springs 1, 10000 tons is and it seems. Visit our many volunteer guides who, while walking along with in-depth explanation. You could see the spring spouts while listening to. Jigokudani snow you might want, but leaves hell Valley was best. Thanks to the weather.
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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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