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Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell)

Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 957-73-3434
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a lovely place in the hills.unzen area is famous for its hot springs..best way to get here is from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rush401
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Mumbai
via mobile
Looked like a recycling center

We drove from Nagasaki 1,5 hours in a bus and expected a well kept park of hot springs. But it... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
fijomo
,
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a lovely place in the hills.unzen area is famous for its hot springs..best way to get here is from nagasaki rail station by direct bus.1800/¥ one way..trip takes hour and forty minutes...spend the day at any of the onsen or can stay at many hotels...More

Thank Rush401
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We drove from Nagasaki 1,5 hours in a bus and expected a well kept park of hot springs. But it seemed that either there was no sufficient volcanic activity or the energy of the earth was taken by a lot of tubes which are leading...More

Thank fijomo
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I was very disappointed with all the black pipes crisscrossing all over the jigogu thermal activity area. It looked like the equivalent of an oil boom or gold rush field with such wild haphazard pipes coming from the ground and going to the various spa...More

Thank GrantTaylor25
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We knew of Japan's volcanic history and penchant for hot springs, but did not expect to see geothermal features like the jigoku in this area of the country. Unzen has an interesting history as Japan's first national park, which becomes apparent after you get out...More

Thank 214seanj
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A must in Unzen that feels really mystical to walk thru the steam that sometimes cover the path. Majestic form of terrain adds the beauty of the whole picture. It's more to just beautiful scene as it's a spot that some christian pastors were tortured...More

Thank Bobby S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This is a sight that you don’t get everyday. And the smell too. Pictures do not do justice to the experience, you got to come here to feel and smell NATURE in its raw state. There are two ways to get here - JR from...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Buddhist priest Gyoki was the first person to develop Unzen in 701. His statue may be found on the path behind the Manmyoji Temple. In 1911, Unzen was designated Japan's first prefectural park, and in 1934, Japan's first national park. There are many entrances...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Though it seems to be much smaller than the one in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, the hot spring and gas outlets are much denser and much closer here. Whenever we passed the spots, we were walking in the smoke. The longest route takes around 45 minutes on...More

Thank EC-HK
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

a nice walk through an area of thermal activity. At the parking (small fee) you get a map for the walkways around the area (around 30 minutes with photo stops). It is very interesting to see the smoke come out of the soil and hear...More

Thank StefanS71
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to see the immensity of these hydrogen sulfide vents. There is white bleached mud everywhere. Lots of English material. And for those visiting the site, I recommend you watch Martin Scosese's film Silence. it will increase the power of the...More

Thank Brett J
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