Noboribetsu Hell Valley 登別地獄谷
Boiling springs rise up from Jigokudani, known as Hell Valley
The otherworldliness of the bleached rocks, steaming pools, and sulfuric odor make the scenery so demonic that the area has embraced a demon and ogre theme.
- Gazing at ominous steaming, scalding-hot pools
- Posing for pictures with demons and devils
- Bathing in the mineral-rich hot spring waters of Noboribetsu
How to Get There
Noboribetsu Hell Valley is accessible by bus or car.
From Noboribetsu Station, take a bus to the Noboribetsu Onsen bus terminal. From there, the boardwalks of Hell Valley are a five-minute walk away.
From Sapporo Station, the area is an hour and a half away by express bus or train.
Hot springs sourced from deep below the ground
See an active volcanic geothermal area at work. The natural hot springs are a fun, relaxing attraction, but where does the water come from? In Noboribetsu , you can see the source of these waters as they flow up from below the surface and become infused with minerals. More than 10,000 tons of water mixed with all manner of natural elements flow from here to the baths of the town.
A feast for all your senses
Walk among the hot pools along the boardwalks and feel the warmth on your skin. Take in the sulfuric smells. See the steam and amazingly vibrant colors of the water, rocks, and surrounding trees.