Hell Where Demons Live

Noboribetsu Jigokudani (登别) where there are many gushing holes and fumaroles along the valley.

There is even a scenery of bubbling and boiling which is thought to be “hell where demons live,” which is the origin of the name Jigokudani. The strange landscape of the volcano valley will be unforgettable!

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Hell where demons live

Hell Valley

Jigokudani, or “Hell Valley” in English, is a 24-acre smoking crater of geothermal activity, created by a volcanic eruption 20,000 years ago (not to be confused with the more well-known Jigokudani in Honshu, home to the famous hot-tubbing snow monkeys). Steam vents, geysers, and boiling lakes abound in this park that can usually be smelled before it is seen.

Spa town and fresh seafood

Noboribetsu Town

Noboribetsu is a well-known sightseeing spot in Hokkaido, with tourists from all over Japan and overseas coming to stay at the hotels here. A number of traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients can be found at the many hotels in the area. A great way to fully immerse yourself in the local cuisine experience is to wear a yukata robe provided by your hotel. 

The world's most exceptional Hot Springs

Noboribetsu Onsen

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring resorts. It has over 10 different kinds of water, containing minerals such as hydrogen sulphide, salt, and iron. The high quality of these minerals makes the spa one of the world’s most exceptional hot springs.

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