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Iouzan, Teshikaga-cho

Witness the natural spectacle of sulfur vents at Iouzan, an active volcano releasing sulfuric gases that often cause the surrounding landscape to turn yellow. A short 2.5 km (1.55 mi) scenic walk from the nearby town or from the onsite parking lot brings you right to the steaming vents and the rocky, barren landscape. The parking lot's fee includes access to the Lake Mashu caldera viewpoint. Plan a Teshikaga-cho trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This place was so amazing that the memory of the moment I stepped foot on this active volcano with the clouds of steam and the sulfur smell bursting their way through my sinuses, still haunts me, in a...  more »
  • So yes it does not smell good, it smells rotten reeks even egg! But this place is really beautiful and intriguing. We were delighted to see the forces of the Earth in action, sulfur and boiling water so near. Colors, contrasts, steam and the framework around offered this scene clearly worth the detour. Do not hesitate to take a look at the extent of nearby dead wood which is very pretty also.
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  • If you are anywhere near this place, you have to visit it. It is absolutely amazing. Some of the hot springs are fenced off but there are many you can go right up and see, and feel what is going on. A...  more »

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Where to stay in Teshikaga-cho

The town of Teshikaga-cho itself has a good array of hotels, traditional ryokan, and a couple of more budget-friendly hostels. The more luxurious among them have onsite onsens and restaurants, and with proximity to the main train line, the area offers convenience for travelers just arriving or soon to leave. But the surrounding rural spots have just as much in terms of accommodations, particularly close to the lakes, with clusters of ryokans, some campgrounds, and luxury resorts.
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