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Unzen Jigoku Hell

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Address: Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Worth the walk when in Unzen

The smell of sulphur permeates into the car as soon as you can see the steam rising from the ground. The walk on the walkways surrounding the different jigokus was a pleasant one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Leaving Yumei Hotel taking a different route led us to pass this tourist attraction. In a cold morning the steam from these hot stream holes was really quite a sight. We stopped briefly to enjoy this power of nature.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The smell of sulphur permeates into the car as soon as you can see the steam rising from the ground. The walk on the walkways surrounding the different jigokus was a pleasant one as you hear the bubbling of the water from the ground. Too many pipes (presumably for spa water to the hotels) spoil the natural beauty. But still... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a must-visit place when you are in Unzen. You literally walk into the midst of volcanic smoke coming from all direction! This is better than Hell Valley in Hokkaido.

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Brummen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Let's start with saying that we visited it in a rainstorm. So we haven't seen all of it. But having seen other termal activities elsewhere on the world, this was not overwhelming. Some mudholes, some sulfer clouds. And lots of rusty pipes to bring the water to the onsens. It is more or less an industrial site....

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Tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Strong smell of sulfur around this area. Enjoyed walking the paths around to see the hell by feeling dynanizm of the earth. If you don't have a car, there is a bus but not frequent. Sharing a taxi is good option too.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely walk around the path and amazing scenery. a bit smelly becasue of the strong minerals but worth visiting definitely.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A nice walk along a few rotten egg smelling natural phenomena - but hell is (probably) an exaggeration. The sight is spoiled by all the pipes , used to brong water to the local onsens.

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is more natural compared to beppu's meguri jigoku. The onsen egg however was a disappointment as it didn't taste as good as the one in beppu. You can walk around the area there are other attractions and souvenir shopping. Very nice quiet town.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The nature park with the Jigokus is quite modest, although it has been left to look natural. The ones in Beppu are all gussied up for the many tourists visiting. If you visit Unzen though there isn't much else to do so take a walk around the Jigokus in the park. The steam mists rising from the ground in Winter... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went to Unzen Hell after Shimbara and on the way to Tara town. It was snowing the night before as there are still snow on the ground when we reach,. The drive there was quite terrifying as there are lots of turnings. Had yummy Sara udon in one of the nearby restaurants. The hell was nice place but it... More 

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