You have 1 trip in progress.   See all
Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Hokkaido  /  Noboribetsu  /  Jigokudani

Jigokudani, Noboribetsu

4.2
#1 of 45 in Things to do in Noboribetsu
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Jigokudani
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Jigokudani reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
1,412 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Easy walking in an unusual environment, and provided you are OK with the sulphur you will enjoy a trip to this area of natural phenomena. The five year old in our party found it very exciting and the....  more
    Easy walking in an unusual environment, and provided you are OK with the sulphur you will enjoy a trip to this area of natural phenomena. The five year old in our party found it very exciting and the....  more »
  • 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
    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 »
Google
  • I don’t know how famous or popular this place is. But it is still well maintained and I have seen a lot of kids here to learn and to experience the natural resources that Japan has. Mostly here has local visitors. Most of the texts here are in Japanese without English. It seems a local attraction. We still can see the educational meaning of the natural resources without understanding the language. And that is how good Japan is. I don’t see people cooking with the hot water here though.
  • Hell Valley" is a spectacular, appropriately named valley just above the town of Noboribetsu Onsen, which displays hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. It is a main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters.From the valley, there are attractive walking trails through the wooded hills above Noboribetsu. If you follow them for about 20 to 30 minutes, you will get to Oyunuma, a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50 degrees Celsius and a smaller, even hotter, mud pond nearby. Stunning scenery!!

Plan your trip to Noboribetsu

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.