Noboribetsu Travel Guide

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    Noboribetsu Jigokudani
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    Cute demon with smoke from "gushing"...
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Noboribetsu Things to Do

  • A Trip to Hell (Valley) - Jigokudani

    Noboribetsu is about 1 hour by train from Sapporo, or about 2 hours from Hakodate. You can take the special tourist line from the train station to Noboribetsu Onsen, the hot springs area. On the way, you can stop at the Edo Village where you can see a recreated edo period town complete with ninjas. (We skipped this due to time and costs.) The hot...

  • Hell Valley (Jigokudani)

    Imagine going to hell in Hokkaido? Hell Valley (Jigokudani) is so named because of the spewing sulphurous streams, sulphur fumes and other volcanic activity. I was particularly intrigued by a signboard which said that the water from Hell Valley is good for curing eye diseases!!

  • Bear farm

    Maintain approx 160 bears into 2 confined areas, one is for the adult bear and the other is the young bear. You can buy bear snack from the farm to feed them, they will display all sorts of action (waving, standing on one foot, rolling, etc) to get your attention and food.To get to the farm, you take a ropeway near the Jigokudani bus-stop (there...

  • Jigokudani - Hell Vally

    Also known as Hell Vally, strong sulfurous streams venting out from the earth. It forms a interesting sight during winter when hottest area cover with steam and the further area covers with snowBefore the road into the helly vally, there is a local guide office, you can obtain a walking map to move around the area

  • Jigokudani ("Hell Valley")

    Jigokudani or "Hell Valley" is a spectacular, appropriately named valley, which displays hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activities. It is one source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters. From the valley, there are attractive hiking trails through the densely forested hills around Noboribetsu. If you follow them for about 20-30...

  • Bear Farm

    You may think that bears are wild. They could be cute as well. In the bear farm, you could feed them with food (some cookies or carrots, 100 yen/bag). They return you by some funny gestures. Yes, all bear may have different funny actions.There is a bear museum in this farm. The roof top is the best place to have a whole view of Noboribetsu.Don't...

  • Hot spring street in Noboribetsu

    There are many souvenir shops in the street. Information centre can be found in the street. Of course, hotels are there, too. The street is not so long. Don't worry.From the street, you could go to bear farm and hell valley easily. Therefore, I recommend you to have a night stay in the hotels situated in this street. Have a japanese dinner and...

  • Hell Valley

    Go to Hell. You may find this offensive. Let me explain this.In general, hot springs in Japan are divided into 2 kinds. One is for bath and called "bath". Another is for watch and called "hell". There are quite a number of hotels around Hell Valley in Noboribetsu. Don't forget to take a bath in Japanese "bath" after watching "hell". It is good to...

  • Noboribetsu Jigoxudani

    Jigoxudani is an volcano that has been exploded 10,000 years ago. The size is over 450 meter wide. There are still lot of steam coming out. Tourist can freely visit there 30 years ago but fence was built and only design route for tourist becasue of the safy reason.


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  • Fishy Market!!

    Awesome.. and fresh sashimi.. Uni and the "Japanese King" Crab sashimi...freshly made!! took out from the tank by myself

  • Seafood Market near Noboribetsu

    This is where most Hong Kong tour operators will take you to sample the famed Hokkaido crabs and other seafood taken around this area. Each crab will cost you 10,000yen each. Putting the crab into a hot pot (shabu shabu). The soup is absolutely marvellous.

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    A street

    by RyersonU Written Aug 1, 2006

    walk around the area/neighbourhood, and u have find something surprising.
    I was there in mid-may, and i find a sakura tree...First time to see sakura. (Although it's small)

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