Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), Unzen

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Take a walk through the otherworldly Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell), an area of intense volcanic activity. Steam and the smell of sulfur spurt out of the rugged landscape, either side of the wooden walkway on which you tread. Though other places nearby use the energy to create pleasant hot pools and spa facilities, here in "jigoku" (hell) the power of nature remains untempered and leaves a lasting impression. Jigoku may seem a strong, overly dramatic word for it these days, but between 1627 and 1632 the place really did represent hell to some, with Christians tortured to death in the hot springs. Put Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) into our Unzen vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Unzen.
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  • It is main reason why one has to go to Unzen. You may need 2 to 3 hours to get around the whole place. Wearing a pair of comfortable shoes is recommended.  more »
  • We took the ferry from Kumamoto and when disembark in Shimabara, this place is only 30mins away. When arrived, you can tell that this is a very small onsen town with little amenities. The biggest...  more »
  • Little hut selling delicious hot spring eggs in the middle of the attraction. Delicious!
  • Volcan Shimabara

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