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Unzen Jigoku Hell

Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 957-73-3434
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A park with a long history

The Buddhist priest Gyoki was the first person to develop Unzen in 701. His statue may be found on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew M
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Though it seems to be much smaller than the one in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, the hot spring and gas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Obamacho Unzen, Unzen 854-0621, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buddhist priest Gyoki was the first person to develop Unzen in 701. His statue may be found on the path behind the Manmyoji Temple. In 1911, Unzen was designated Japan's first prefectural park, and in 1934, Japan's first national park. There are many entrances...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though it seems to be much smaller than the one in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, the hot spring and gas outlets are much denser and much closer here. Whenever we passed the spots, we were walking in the smoke. The longest route takes around 45 minutes on...More

Thank EC-HK
Reviewed 8 September 2017

a nice walk through an area of thermal activity. At the parking (small fee) you get a map for the walkways around the area (around 30 minutes with photo stops). It is very interesting to see the smoke come out of the soil and hear...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to see the immensity of these hydrogen sulfide vents. There is white bleached mud everywhere. Lots of English material. And for those visiting the site, I recommend you watch Martin Scosese's film Silence. it will increase the power of the...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Similar to what u get in Hokkaido but not as grand or polished as a tourist attraction. Still, enjoy the day outing and the smell of sulphur. Surprisingly the place was empty when we tour. Only saw another Korean tour group. That's it. We spend...More

Thank Nicholas Y
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We had a great day which started with hiking one of the nearby mountains, then walking down to the various Jigoku at ground level. Really amazing to see the bubbling-hot water come up from the ground. There are various trails that you can take, which...More

Thank wanderbuffs
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Just a note on how to get there: I took a train with great views to Shimbara from Isahaya. You get off at Shimbara station (don't stay on till the port) then walk on in the same direction. Ignore the bus garage on your left,...More

Thank johnnychips
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful sights however the hiking trail is very short and all the pipes pumping the water to the onsens disturbed the view a bit.

Thank Anouk v
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My Japanese friend and I travelled up from Obama to (just) make the 8.15 tour, run by Nagasaki Council (or environmental agency, not sure which!). Excellent! We were handed torches, but we could almost see anyway as the moon was full and shining brightly. I...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

It starts out slow, but gets better as you head deeper in. Look for the place where the steam runs under the road for a nice sauna experience. Also, keep an eye out for the hell cats!

Thank hadaka_naked
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