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Unzen

(3.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, baths, museums
Set against a formidable volcano, the city of Unzen pulsates with scenic beauty. Created in 2005 from the amalgamation of seven of the district's smaller rural towns, the city sits in Japan's first national park, thriving with diverse nature fueled by the power of the ever-present volcano. Indulge in a tour of the region's rich onsen hot springs, followed by some sightseeing on Unzen's picturesque ropeway. A trip to the city's steaming sulphuric trails in the center of town are a must for every Unzen itinerary--but do brace yourself for the smell of sulphur. With over 30 hot springs to choose from divided across three districts, you should try to visit at least one from each, ranging from traditional to contemporary and even themed. Plan how to spend your time in Unzen and other destinations in Japan using our Japan trip builder.
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In this city dominated by hot springs, most visitors to Unzen will choose to stay at or near one of the onsens. A haven for holidaymakers in the summer months (June through mid-September), Unzen has no lack of accommodation options, and all focus on the district's attachment to nature, combining private and public springs with gorgeous scenery. Ranging from sprawling traditional luxury complexes to intimate ryokans and Japanese folk-themed hotels, options to suit every budget and taste are readily available. With an abundance of nature all over the city, even those populating the center of town seem peaceful and remote, so choose based on hot spring reputation and style, as the scenery won't disappoint.
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