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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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Amazing place to visit.

The sulfur was bearable. It always rain there. So be prepared. Weather was good. We had good fun... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seeing nature at its best but come prepared for long hiking trails/walk & rains......

It's amazing to see Nature at work. Hot steam sulphur coming out from the valley naturally, even... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
+81 143-84-3311
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The sulfur was bearable. It always rain there. So be prepared. Weather was good. We had good fun trekking there and soaking in the footbath. Bring a small towel, if you intend to do so. The view is really one of a kind. I have...More

Thank Derelict
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's amazing to see Nature at work. Hot steam sulphur coming out from the valley naturally, even when it's raining heavily! This Hell valley is a big place. Expect alot of "hiking." Understand from the main entrance parking attendant there are 3 different entrances! It's...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 5 days ago

Besides admiring the extraordinary view of the mountain, I was most captivated by the walking trails where the steps are well kept. Put on a good pair of walking/ jogging shoes and off we go to burn off the extra pounds we have put on...More

Thank Adeline_Lim88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hell Valley is one of the attractions to visit in Noboribetsu. The attraction is free. The hell valley consists of a few areas which are at walking distance. Map is available at the main entrance & the rest are japanese signages at the road side....More

Thank Kylie_Chea
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was quite amazing to see steaming and bubbling geysers. The air was filled with the smell of Sulphur. This was an eye opener and valuable geography lesson for my teenager.

Thank llp2266
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed exploring the various pathways in the park. Well-marked and easy to navigate. Plenty of information (in Japanese) on flora and insects in various places. Great place to bring families. Most accessible on foot except for Mt Hiyori Lookout.

Thank Fangqi_A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when visiting Noboribetsu. The higher platform provide a bird eye view of the valley. Good place to take a pana view. Free of charge to see. The only charges applied when parking involved. Friendly car park attendance ever helping tourist. Lots of...More

Thank Looney C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Jigokudani in winter time in February. The sulfur smell is not that bad/strong; and the paths are all well maintained. Just be careful during winter time as it can get quite slippery. The landscape of the valleys covered with snow mixed with the...More

Thank tansally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting views of volcanic activity, primarily stand and sulphur vents. Numerous walking paths to choose from, depending on how far you want to walk. The sulphur smell is not too strong and bearable without a mask. Within walking distance from all the hotels in the...More

Thank Erik W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing can take your breath away like nature's beauty....this volcanic crater with its steaming waters and sulphurous fumes is located about 1 1/2 hours drive from Sapporo....went with family and when one climbs the steps to the lake it actually looks like its Japanese eponymous...More

Thank Pankaj M
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HI, I plan to drive a rental car from Sapporo to Jigokudani and hike in 1wk of January 1. Is the park and trail open for public in 1st wk of January? 2. Will there be to much snow to drive safe and hike? 3. Is there a public parking lot I can park then hike? Thanks for any comment. Cheers Thanks
2 December 2016|
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Response from travelingron | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't know since we traveled in the summer.
Hi, I will be staying at Noburibetsu Manseikaku hotel in winter. We are planning to see the hell valley, it is quite a distance from my hotel. Are there any bus shuttling/servicing around Noburibetsu that we can hop on and off? Thanks
10 October 2016|
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Response from Brisbane41 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are also bus services that service Noboribetsu station to Jidai mura and also a terminal opposite the Grand Hotel which is also a 5 minute walk from the hell valley area.
how can i get there using public transportation from noboribetsu rail station,
2 September 2016|
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Response from Brisbane41 | Reviewed this property |
There is a return bus service to Noboribetsu Station. After you visit Jikogudani you must walk to the bus terminal opposite the Grand Hotel. It is a fairly straight forward direction and roughly a 15 minute walk. The bus... More