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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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  • Walk through the Park during the day and very good movement. Admission is free, but parking lots was 500 yen. Undersea Rice cracker shop, souvenir shop, so there are no time restrictions and champon eating greater value for money. We are lit up at night, is a fantastic day for could see the whole and is highly recommended.
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  • Walking trail in the smell of sulfur and steam are rising throughout the scenery is quite dramatic. Told there is a person who was executed here early childhood, was appalled.
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  • Hot hell and the smell of sulphur is very tight. It is delicious poached egg is being sold in the middle. When consideration for the elderly, such as slope went with his mother and grandmother, but more easily I would go.
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