Tours & Tickets
Hell Valley is the main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters and also an iconic hot spring in Hokkaido. The so-called "Hell Valley" is, in fact, a remnant of a crater, pervaded all year long by volcanic gas spewing from the surface of the gray and yellow rocks. The surrounding air is filled with a strong smell of sulfur, and the place is thought to resemble a scene of hell. The main attraction is the eerie volcanic valley, the center of which can be accessed by a walkway specially built for tourists.
Noboribetsu Onsen is one of Hokkaido's most popular hot spring resorts, surrounded by a variety of natural landscapes and access to multiple hot spring water surfaces. Stay at one of the Spring's traditional hotels and relax as you enjoy the complete Japanese-style service experience. The famous 'Hell Valley,' Lake Oyunuma, Noboribetsu Bear Park and other sightseeing spots are also nearby.
Noboribetsu Bear Park allows visitors the chance to view brown bears up close thanks to the bear's nursery, bear show, and the breathtaking 'human cages'. There is also a brown bear museum where the origins and habits of brown bears are presented alongside the Yukara culture of the Ainu People.
The Oyunuma Pond is the crater of the bursting crater formed by the fire in the Japanese and the mountain. The sulphur spring of about 130 degrees is sprayed at the bottom of the pond. It is the source of hot spring water for the local hot spring hotels. A circle around the lake, in addition to smelling the sulphur smell, you can also see the source of hot spring foaming at any time, especially the floating yellow spheroidal sulfur on the lake is particularly conspicuous. There is also a natural foot bath next to the Oyunuma Pond.