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Jigokudani

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Address: Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido
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Peculiar place where you can see Vulcan lakes, natural spring hot water. All sites around are reachable with easy rail in the forest. Perfect to spent 4h in the middle of nature

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mirkom1979
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Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Peculiar place where you can see Vulcan lakes, natural spring hot water. All sites around are reachable with easy rail in the forest. Perfect to spent 4h in the middle of nature

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few walking trail to discover around the area. Do visit the Oyuma foot bath along the way. Nice experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has no entry fee (apart from parking fee) and is a nice walk. There are a number of trails to take depending on what to see but they are all nicely marked. This are has some sulphur lakes so if the smell of that (rotten eggs) bother you then take note .. Great place to re-live geography days... More 

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honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sight too amazing to miss. You will feel like you stepped into a sauna and hell. The sulfur smell is overpowering but you'll get used to it. It's unbelievable to see our Earth's power. You'll feel like you were on another planet.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on the way to sapporo from hakodate, so I had a stop at Noboribetsu st to take a small tour at Jigokudani. Unfortunately it rained that day. Using a rain coat i walked around the hell's valley. It rained pretty hard, so unable to explore more of the region. Overall its pretty amazing to watch the natural hot... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect this coming... I really enjoyed walking the trail around this place! It's quite beautiful. Make sure to wear comfy shoes as you might walk longer than you'd think.

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Yulara, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this area on my own from a cruise ship that docked in Muroran. If you need to get here by train then out the front of Noboribetsu station there are taxis and also a bus stand with a regular bus service and timetable that takes you to Noboribetsu. The bus will drop you off opposite the Grand Hotel... More 

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Thank Brisbane41
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is a medium sized geothermal park, however there is only a few places that is worth visiting. Best to spend 2 -3 hours only as there are other activities to do. There is a boarded walk covering 2 - 3 hundred meters that is the main attraction, getting you up and close to the steaming vents you see... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicknamed Hell Valley, it is a landscape filled of hot ponds, steam vents and volcanic like activity. This is a good day trip if you want to explore the entire area but the hot springs loop would be a good 3 hours. The colors really add to the colorful blend and high smells of sulfur. There r many footpaths to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining when we were there hence the road are wet and slippery. During summer nights they have separate activities - night illumination and on every Friday from June to August, they have Yukijin fireworks show

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