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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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  • Wealth and the Inn was incidental. Smoke spews out is a sight to see. Is a small amount compared with the Hakone hot steamy itself felt on skin. It might have been because the 4:00 PM had the poached egg was sold. By mid-December it was warm on the day was the 5:00 visit is fall, and cold is about 1300 meters above sea level where severe try?.
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  • "Hell" and to hear from the Guide, anything exaggeration of. Were going to look at once it would consent. Hot smoke issued from the rock out look at once when you come very near the "hell" is out.
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  • Hell, hell in Japanese, so they are called areas with volcanic pools of water and sulphurous fumes exit. Unzen is one of the most popular places for this in Kyushu Island, also home to Beppu, bigger place ... The Park is free, you just pay for parking 500 ¥. Very nice, for a day that includes a visit to one of the many local onsen.
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