Unzen Jigoku Hell, Unzen

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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  • August 14, 2017
    I stopped by in the morning walks. Is surrounded by the smell of sulfur, and geothermal Oito hell, "daikyōkan", about 30 or so, so the smell of sulfur blown out from the bottom of the steam and heat around the sight covers one side was great.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Went 7 points in total, but only "blood pond hell" is recommended. After UMI Jigoku and Onishi priest hell interesting aspect seems to be hell. Later... A waste of time. Found out why when "crocodile" or "Piranha" and showed among other things come to Beppu is to pay the locals would never recommend this tourist.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I visited the school trip of 50 years ago, but was so large? In addition to small, anticlimactic.   First of all there is a "mud volcano". Where's the volcano? Oh, speaking of in this small pond has erupted mud with a gig looks like. "Oito hell" in the middle is. It seems mean to say as bad as your thread's Wanida was eventually killed her husband, and fall into hell. Indeed, feel heat quite a sulfur smell and the air around it. It might be trails have been built along the route, so perfect for a morning walk.  To proceed further, it is "daikyōkan".  With it from here is similar to the howl of spewing steam sounds fall into hell. Oh scary! Well, the atmosphere just bleak rock, fumaroles and sulfur smell is just as hell might duck. It was so convincing I think admission is free, so instead of walking in the morning sights.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Nice place to see the hot springs and walk around. Good tourist site. Fun for all ages.
  • June 12, 2017
    Excellent spot to view and enjoy natural volcanic activity. There is a long paved path with rest areas you can walk around and see the boiling mud pools, sulphur funeroles etc. You can also buy and eat boiled eggs, cooked in the hot waters of the area.
  • May 23, 2017
    Amazing place! Worth the trip! It's free and you can access it 24 hours a day. Also not many tourists or people, you can take a foot bath nearby or go to a onsen for as cheap as 200¥ per adult, cheaper or free for kids. Very worth it!
  • April 17, 2017
    The area is much bigger than initially thought when you are just driving by. There are recently (still hundreds of years) burned out hells, hells that have recovered and are a meadows, and hells that are still active.
  • May 31, 2017
    This is nice place for free!! It takes 30mins walk around there.

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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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