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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
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All reviews hell valley walking trails foot bath hot springs sulphur smell steam rising your feet worth a visit bubbling water volcanic activity hot steam noboribetsu onsen volcanic area the main attraction tour buses nice walk snow and ice
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to spend an hour or so. Too bad the footpath was closed when we visited. We are on the way when someone told us that it was not opened. Nice place to take some photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It definitely looks like a vision of "hell on earth" with the sulfur smells and the steam rising from the ground. There's even a bubbling tar pit-like part of the park. Most people will simply go to the geyser areas, but the entire park is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This place is well signed and you will not get lost. There are a few trails here and each one of them takes about 10-15mins to complete. If you hike on all the trails, it will roughly take you 40mins one way to complete. Give...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gan_Intl_Travel
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting geothermal sightseeing spot that oozes slight smell of sulphur. We parked our car near the Noboribetsu gateway centre. Costs is 500Y and you can park in another car park nearby on the same day. At the gateway centre, adults and children can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily2018_G_Scott
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Hot sulphurous steam vents in the valley create a mystical view of the area. Good walking trails through the forest to other spots, 20 to 30 minutes, you will get to Oyunuma, a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50C and a smaller, even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank myteaatom
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This place doesn't need any further explanation as many reviews are out there. Hell Valley it is called for its heat that came out from the burning ground and the overall landscape of smokes like hell. Pretty interesting place to visit with some nice spots....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard K
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We thought this hot springs area was a great place to visit and you will get some nice photos of the steam coming up. The sulfur smell is not too bad.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baytravelers18
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Noboribetsu Jigokudani is a scenic area in Noboribetsu, where you can experience and see the geothermal activities upfront.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ALP2012_12
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The sulfur smell is overwhelmed and you could see the smoke/steam flowing out from the hot spring. The track to the foot spa is the one we enjoyed most as the natural hot spring is "pretty hot" and yet you feel really good after a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gwee L
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This valley is original sites of hot springs in Noboribetsu existed over centuries with smells of sulfuric gas and hot water from the earth with very high temperature, which is due to volcanic activities.

Date of experience: August 2018
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23 August 2018|
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Response from HK_Jim | Reviewed this property |
It's less than a km and the walk is through the shopping street. It probably take 15 min.
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26 November 2017|
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Response from lovebug163 | Reviewed this property |
advisable to go between 10am to 2pm. the floorboards around the valley can be slippery w snow or rain. other times not recommended due to short daylight hours. bundle up and stay warm as it can b v cold esp if you are not... More
11 October 2017|
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Response from Yapahloy | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at Muroran and drove there. I think it is a better option. Your length of stay at Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Muroran become very flexible.