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Unzen Jigoku Hell, Unzen

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Take a walk through the otherworldly Unzen Jigoku Hell, an area of intense volcanic activity. Steam and the smell of sulfur spurt out of the rugged landscape, either side of the wooden walkway on which you tread. Though other places nearby use the energy to create pleasant hot pools and spa facilities, here in "jigoku" (hell) the power of nature remains untempered and leaves a lasting impression. Jigoku may seem a strong, overly dramatic word for it these days, but between 1627 and 1632 the place really did represent hell to some, with Christians tortured to death in the hot springs. Arrange your visit to Unzen Jigoku Hell and discover more family-friendly attractions in Unzen using our Unzen vacation generator.
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  • In Unzen name suggests, originally the fog out easy and is going to fog, steam fog and hell, but you can't. Spreading instant visibility in the wind condition, immediately becomes white. It seems to be a real hell. When we stayed in the Unzen hell night tours are also available, and around 30 minutes, so do many times.
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  • Very beautiful sights however the hiking trail is very short and all the pipes pumping the water to the onsens disturbed the view a bit.  more »
  • Circles, in short course was pleasant walking in about 30 minutes. In the middle is very nice and poached egg shops as well. Promenade ground warm Qik want now.
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  • Called Hell hot springs. You can walk the 30ish minute loop and enjoy the beautiful view, as well as eggs cooked in the steam vents. Be prepared for some pretty strong sulphur smells.
  • Magical place in winter! Must see tourist attraction! Full of history and science. Wildlife can be spotted eg raccoon
  • In my opinion, the hells are better than those at Beppu. One thing its free, secondly its less crowded and commercialized as Beppu
  • A nice, quiet onsen town near to nagasaki.
  • The fields of Unzen Hell has large areas of fumaroles, gases and hot springs. Unzen Town boasts numerous hotels, albeit most are a bit outdated. In the 17th century, Christian martyrs were tortured to death in the boiling waters. The area has a large network of nature trails that lead to several mud holes, pools and geysers.