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Unzen Jigoku Hell

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Address: Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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A must visit if in unzen. Especially if you have never been to such thermal landscape before. Can spend 2 to 3 hours walking among the hot pools. There's sulphur smell but didn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dominoking
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if in unzen. Especially if you have never been to such thermal landscape before. Can spend 2 to 3 hours walking among the hot pools. There's sulphur smell but didn't find it overwhelming. Recommend staying in one of the onsen hotels fronting the jigoku for a relaxing time. We stayed in Fukiya. Best of all entrance is... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the road to ropeway was closed due to thick fog and strong wind and ropeway itself stopped operation, I instead walked around in this area alone(I did not see anybody else) in the rain with thick fog, wind and sulphur gas(not dangerous though) from the hot springs. I was moved by the plate referring to martyres(Japanese,Spanish,Portuguese and Mexicans)sometimes executed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reached this Onsen town by bus from Shimabara, using the day pass for tourists. It is certainly worth the ride up into the mountain for the scenery and to walk through Unzen Jigoku Hell. There are signs along the way relating to wild life, flora and history which are very helpful.

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I spent several hours over two days (not much else to do) walking through. I stayed down in Obama, which was a mistake (too far away and a dull town). Most tourists only visit the part across the street from the "octagonal" park visitor's center, not the large part of the park on the same side of the street. That's... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You come to Unzen for the baths. But walk around the hell before you take your first bath. The walk is easy and most part of the path is wheeler friendly. There are plenty picture spots.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great fun. A good walking course (30 mins) takes you around the area with its various bubbling pools, surfacing sulphur, and hissing thermal cents. Lots of different colored rocks from the various elements at play. All very interesting and broad discussion starter ( or question starter rather ) for the young ones. "Why do eggs smell like sulphur?"...( hint: rotten... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Here only encounter scenery. Where you feel the greatness of nature, the nature of favor. The history of sad Catholics

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice easy stroll thru the woods. Smell of sulfur doesn't bother me a bit but it did start to tarnish my silver jewelry!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The walk through Unzen Jigoku Hell is a series of winding paths that pass very close to many vents on this volcanic area - some are venting sulphurous steam into the air, others are pools of boiling water, others are bubbling mud pools. The path winds uphill gently and is quite easy to walk around. There's a small shelter by... More 

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Western Norway, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

First, be aware of the smell of sulphur. It can be really hard to stay at some spots for a longer periode of time. The area is quite big, and you can go around most of Unzen to explore this field. The view can be great at some spots, with a beautiful nature around it. Its also quite pleasant as... More 

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