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Jigokudani, Noboribetsu

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Enjoy the vibrant natural scenery of Jigokudani, a red stone crater valley sprinkled with steam vents and hot springs. Fittingly named “Hell’s Valley,” the area is actually a crater formed by a volcanic eruption more than 20,000 years ago. From the boardwalk above the crater you can observe the bubbling sulfurous streams, rising steam, and the vivid red cliffs, all contributing to the area’s “hellish” appearance. Explore the surroundings on the nearby undulating forest trail to discover a hot sulfur pond and dip your feet in the river that flows from it. Plan your visit to Jigokudani and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Noboribetsu tour planner.
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  • The Yellowstone Park of Hokkaido but smaller. Sulphur is in the air so if your not suffering from respiratory problems you will like this place. A few geysers here and there, easy hiking with well.....  more »
  • Rented a car and took a day trip from Niseko to Noboribetsu. Stopped at Lake Toya for lunch before proceeding to Jigokudani and a good thing too because the town was pretty dead and because it was...  more »
  • Amazing park - it feels like you’re on another planet. We went in December, so some of the trails were closed due to ice - but we felt like seeing the park in the snow made it worth it. A must see if you’re in this part of Hokkaido!
  • Don't just stop to this hell valley, walk around, and you will find a lot of cool place
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