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“The unmistakable smoke” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Unzen Jigoku Hell

Unzen Jigoku Hell
Obamacho Unzen, Unzen, Nagasaki Prefecture 854-0621, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Unzen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Singapore, Singapore
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“The unmistakable smoke”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This location was slightly difficult to find and we had to drive around for a few more minutes before we were able to find the place.

Not only is the white smoke difficult to miss, but so is the sulfuric smell. Once reaching there, you'll feel like there's rotten eggs everywhere. You can walk along the path to view the different hell and there's a short note on why a certain hell has been named that way.

Halfway up, the smell isn't as bad anymore. If you can climb up, there's a small hut at the top and you can have a small picnic there :)

Visited December 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We took ferry from Kumamoto Port to Shimbara Port, then took bus to Unzen. Officers at bus center were so helpful and full of hospitality. Jingoku hell is so amazing; the water are boiling sound like waterfall. We had onzen at a hotel nearby, so peaceful and relax. Love it.

Visited October 2011
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