Tourist spots and events

Noboribetsu Jigokudani

This is the site of a 450-meter diameter, 11-hectare crater created by the volcanic activity of Mt. Hiyori. There are numerous openings and fumaroles along the valley, and the scenery of bubbling and boiling water inspired the name “Oni no sumu jigoku” (Where the demon’s live). As much as 10,000 tons of hot spring water of various types gush out of this area every day, which is supplied to hotels and inns in the hot spring resort.
*A wheelchair-accessible ramp (with a maximum slope of 8%) is provided from the Park Service Center to the Jigokudani Observation Deck.

Additional information

The lights at the Jigokudani Observatory are on until around 11:00 PM. The area is not locked off, but if you want to see Jigokudani, it is recommended to visit before sunset.


Prices Free of charge
Parking Lot Available (Jigokudani Parking Lot), Jigokudani is 1 minute walk from the parking lot, 500 yen, not valid once you leave the parking lot, passenger cars (Common use ticket with Oyunuma Parking Lot available. Ticket not available in winter)