Noboribetsu Jigokudani: The miracle of Jigokudani, the hot spring source of Noboribetsu│Hokkaido Japan

Jigokudani, located in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, is a special place that fascinates visitors, combining natural wonders and historical value.

In this article, let’s explore the miraculous charm of Noboribetsu Jigokudani in detail.


Overview and characteristics of “Noboribetsu Jigokudani”

Noboribetsu Jigokudani, located in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, is a group of explosive craters located at the western foot of the active volcano Katara.

This area was formed by the eruptive activity of Mt. Hiyori, and has a diameter of approximately 450 meters and an area of approximately 11 hectares.

Jigokudani is known for its numerous gushing holes and fumaroles, and its bubbling, boiling scenery gave it its name, “Hell where demons live.”

Relationship with Noboribetsu Onsen

This area produces 10,000 tons of hot spring water per day in Hokkaido, and is used as the source of Noboribetsu Onsen.

Jigokudani is designated as a “Special Protection Area” in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, and a promenade is maintained (closed to traffic in winter), and it is illuminated at night (sunset to 9:30 p.m.) and can be enjoyed asOnibi no Michi”. can also do.

Furthermore, the Noboribetsu City Tourism Volunteer Guide Association is also active, providing guidance for tourists.

History of Jigokudani

The history of Jigokudani dates back to volcanic activity that began about 15,000 years ago.
After that, Oyunuma and Jigokudani were formed by phreatic eruptions.

The most recent eruption occurred about 200 years ago, and the eruption alert level began in 2015.

This historical background adds even more depth to Jigokudani’s charm and tourist value.

Basic information about “Noboribetsu Jigokudani”

InfoNoboribetsu Hell Valley
 Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu City,
Business hours
 24 hours (light-up from sunset to 21:30)
Parking lot
 Parking available
 (Noboribetsu International Tourism and Convention Association)
Remarks*The promenade is closed in winter.

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