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Though there is some sulphur smell, the views were fantastic, though I was on tour and hadn't the... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Worth seeing

In October 2017 they didn't let you get too close to it, so you can only see it at a distance... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
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Ashikuraji, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun 930-1406, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Though there is some sulphur smell, the views were fantastic, though I was on tour and hadn't the chance to explore further. It was a little odd to have noticed a strange congregation of birds atop one of the hills. For those visiting during the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

In October 2017 they didn't let you get too close to it, so you can only see it at a distance. Safety concerns. Others Ive seen in Japan you can get much closer to them. There were volcanologist taking measurements and inspecting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LondonTell
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice trek and while there is smell of sulphur, it is not that strong. Quite a sight which one can hold in awe though. For those with young children, you may be keen to know that you can push your strollers around Hell Valley. Definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Glittering_Angel
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Jigokudani (Hell Valley) Looks more like heaven! Since first opening to the public in 1964, Jigokudani Yaen-koen has been popularly known as the place where you can see Japanese macaques monkeys up close in their natural habitat. Thousands of people from all over the world...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Mio K
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Didnt really get to walk down to visit as it was close due to the active ground and heavy smell of the sulphur. But it was still cooling to watch it from afar and amazing of how the japanese will backpack all those food stuff...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank PEili K
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Walking in a hot summer day with a temperature of 30 deg c, the Hell Valley is a challenge to visit. The sulphur smell is not as strong as those in New Zealand. We spent two hours there visiting the main attractions. We brought with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Joseyyy
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The view is really beautiful and it's a easy walk around this area. There's also a hiking trek for those who like to hike. It's also a place for photography, nice scenery. It's interesting to see steam and bubbling water due to the heat from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Chezmoi2402
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This area is very interesting. If you go while where is still snow on the ground the snow starts to turn green when you are getting close, due to the sulfur, which is also fairly pungent. Then when you go around the mountain side to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Shad G
Reviewed May 26, 2015

this was a brilliant place to go to experience active volcanic activity - steaming hot water streams through the place with periodic geyser activity. The ground is stained with the colours of various minerals and the walks in the vicinity are amazing.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed April 28, 2014

The steam and the bubbling waters make this place an interesting volcanic and enticing area to visit. The colours of the waters are fascinating, "bloody" red and "cobalt" blue cannot help but make you fascinated with nature and the power of the earth. A sulphuric...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank 1AnnetteA
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