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Unzen Jigoku Hell

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Address: Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Liked the sounds of bubble and gurgle

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anthony L
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Anthony L
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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 stars Reviewed April 6, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Without all the hoopla of Beppu this is a great walk through steaming lava fields. The walk winds its way through bubbling lava and billowing steam.

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Thank olive848484
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

It really felt like walking in Hell :) Boiling puddles of water, steam coming through the gaps in the rocks and the beauty of the forest created such a wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank anushka r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The area was full of steam with sulphur smell. There are various different hot spring such as mud hot spring, Daikyokan (Great Shout) Jigoku, Oito Jigoku, ... etc. The hot spring gas can go as high as 98-120 degree C. Unzen Jigoku is more natural as compared to Beppu Jigoku. The best part is that touring Unzen Jigoku is free... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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