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Noboribetsu Onsen Walk ①* (About 5 minutes on foot) From the hot spring town "Sengen Park" to the "Jigoku-Dani Observatory" overlooking Jigokudani


※This article is written in English.※


ーーーーーー Greeting ーーーーーー







Hello. My name is kome.
This time, I will try to translate the past article “Noboribetsu Onsen Walk ①” into English, and try to send information about Noboribetsu Onsen to people overseas (o ^^ o)


At Noboribetsu Onsen, you can see people from various countries visiting for sightseeing.

Before traveling abroad, I enjoyed preparing for the trip with reference to local blogs and walk videos.

I would be pleased if you could use it as a reference so that overseas tourists can enjoy preparing for travel without anxiety by sending information about Noboribetsu Onsen in English.


Basically I can't speak English.I would appreciate it if you could forgive me for some strangeness in the text.




On a sunny day in September 2019, I strolled through the mountains of Noboribetsu Onsen.


"Jigoku-Dani (Hell Valley) ",Explosion crater with exposed ground,

"Tessen-Ike (Iron Spring Pond) ", which is likened to a hell pot

"Oyunuma (Oyu Swamp)" made of sulfur springs,

"Natural footbath" that warms your feet in the Oyunuma River flowing from Oyunuma,

"Promenade" connecting them


I enjoyed it while sweating.


This time, I will report the road from the hot spring town to “Jigokudani Observatory” with the title Noboribetsu Onsen Walk ①.



Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally) Observatory






About Noboribetsu Onsen walk

First of all, I will explain a little about Noboribetsu Onsen Wark.

When I used the “Jigoku-Dani Parking Lot” before, I received the “Noboribetsu Onsen Tekuteku Walking MAP”.

Looking at the map, there are seven promenades and exploration trails around "Jigoku-Dani" at the back of the hot spring town and "Oyunuma" at a distance.
I learned that I can take a lot of walks.



Part of “Noboribetsu Onsen Tekuteku Walking MAP”


There are various roads from the walking level to the mountain walking level. For example, a simple road that can be reached in about 10 minutes, or a road that walks over 40 minutes by combining several promenades. I want to challenge little by little in the future (* ^^ *)


Also, I thought that it was important to go for a walk this time, preparing for belongings.

Below is a note of what I found necessary.

What you always thought you should have




大塚製薬 経口補水液 オーエスワン 500ml
価格:208円(税込、送料別) (2019/9/18時点)


Something that seems better to have if necessary



 ・Salt replenishment

 ・Wet tissue(When eating outside)

 ・Replacement socks(When using footbath)


森永製菓 inタブレット塩分プラス 80g
価格:192円(込、送料別) (2019/9/18時点)




About "Noboribetsu Jigoku-Dani"

Noboribetsu Jigokudani visited this time is an explosion crater made by eruption activity.
It is very close to Noboribetsu Onsen and you can walk there.

Hot springs are coming out from the spring outlets and fumaroles in the gaps in the exposed ground, and you can see hot steam standing around here.



Noboribetsu Jigoku-Dani (Hell Valley)


I think it's due to the hot springs, but the mountain surface is exposed and has a unique color, it is rough and very cool.

You can't step on the land of Jigokudani (probably because it's too hot and dangerous), but you can enjoy the Jigokudani from the surroundings with its promenade and observation deck.





This time, I summarized the road from “Izumigen Park” to “Jigokudani Observatory” on the edge of the hot spring town.

The red marker on the map is the way I walked this time. I'm sorry that it's hard to see! Sweat



Sengen(Spring)Park → Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally) Observatory


It was about 5 minutes on foot.

I also posted a video below, so please check it out if you like. I think that the atmosphere will be conveyed more (* ^^ *)



"Sengen(Spring)Park" → "Jigoku-Ddani Parking Lot" (Parking lot circumstances)

Now walk!

Depart from Sengen(Spring)Park and go up a gentle slope.


Road in front of Sengen(Spring)Park



Along the way, there was a spear called “Oni-Hokora”.There are statues of red and blue "Oni".It seems to be a popular photo spot





It ’s a great pectoral muscle.



Next you can see a long parking lot.


Jigoku-Dani Parking Lot


Jigoku-Dani Parking Lot Redeption office

As mentioned above, if you use this parking lot, you can get the “Noboribetsu Onsen Tekuteku Walking Map”.


ーー Parking lot circumstances ーー

There are two parking lots around the Noboribetsu Onsen Walk area.If you purchase one of the tickets (500 yen), you can use the other parking lot with that stub.

(The image is a picture of a stub for "Jigoku-Dani Parking" that was obtained using "Oyunuma Parking".)


Even when you can't walk a lot, you can enjoy a wide area by using two parking lots (* ^^ *)


Parking ticket and walk map





“Noboribetsu Jigoku-Dani Parking Lot” → Observatory entrance “Service Center”

Well, I ’ll walk further!


There was a streetlight with a birch tree as a motif.


Next to the parking lot


Streetlight with a birch tree motif

ーーーーーー By the way ーーーーーー

I talked to the person who was involved in the production of this streetlight, but he proudly said that he used a birch tree as a motif in order not to damage the natural landscape (^^)I thought it was smart.




There was a signboard to Jigokudani.I am glad and I have strength in my feet.


Information board to Jigokudani


I found a facility called “Noboribetsu Park Service Center” just before I reached Jigoku-Dani.


Noboribetsu Park Service Center

If you look inside, there are souvenir shops, rest areas, toilets, vending machines, and so on.It is quite wide. The resting space was large and It was a place where we could rest slowly.



In the Noboribetsu Park Service Center, we also provided “free rental of boots”. Great consideration!


Rental of boots at the service center


Beyond the Noboribetsu Park Service Center, Jigokudani is approaching at a stretch. The gait is lighter and faster.


A little more to the Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally)Observatory!





Arrived at "Hell Valley Observatory"!

Has arrived! "Hell Valley Observatory".

It was just when there were no people, so I was able to take as many landscape photos as I wanted.I am very lucky because I am always full of tourists.


Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally)Observatory


This is a photo taken from the "Jigoku-Dani Observatory" looking up at the "Jigoku-Dani Second Observatory".The sky and mountains are very clear and high, and the sun is dazzling and I feel a sense of liberation.


Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally)Observatory


The clouds are cool.


Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally)Observatory

Because it is the sky at the beginning of autumn, the sky has both vividness and height.The sky will feel higher when autumn is deeper.I'm looking forward to it.



It is the bare mountain surface of Jigoku-Dani.
The forest in the back of Jigoku-Dani is full of greenery, but there are no vegetation in Jigoku-Dani, so it looks just like hell.I feel my heart is getting hot because I feel the earth.


Jigoku-Dani (Hell Valley)


Jigoku-Dani(Hell Vally)Observatory

I felt the magnificence of nature and it was really nice (* ^^ *)



ーーーーーー By the way ーーーーーー

There are volunteer guides in Jigoku-Dani.

There were several volunteer guides when I also visited.


One volunteer guide spoke to me when I was taking a lot of pictures.

What kind of tourists came that day, the state of the recent Jigokudani observatory, and a little talk about himself.

It was very friendly and easy to talk with and we had a great time (o ^^ o)





Walking video

I went to another day to shoot a video about the road I talked about this time.Please see if you want (* ^^ *)


*Fast forward version* 



*Normal (normal speed) version* 





・ About 5 minutes on foot from “Izumigen Park” near the top of the hot spring town to “Jigokudani Observatory” (kome measurement)

・ "Oni-hokora" with red and blue "Oni" is a photo spot

・ "Jigoku-Dani Parking Lot" is available for ¥ 500. If you use it, you can get a ticket for "walking map" and "Oyunuma Parking Lot"

・ “Noboribetsu Park Service Center” has souvenir shops, rest areas, vending machines, toilets, etc.

・Jigoku-Dani, seen from the Jigoku-Dani Observatory, allows you to see the bare mountain surface, the erupting fumes, and the greenery of the mountain that extends beyond it.


Thank you for watching to the end.
I would be happy if you can feel the excitement and feeling of air.I would be more pleased if there was something that would be helpful to you (* ^^ *)


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