Japan's summer is extremely hot, and Hokkaido is no exception.
(But it's only a few days on hot days than other area.)
Please be especially careful about heat stroke in this season.
This time, we will introduce Noboribetsu Jigokudani,
a sightseeing spot recommended by the Muroran Sales Office staff.
It is located about an hour and half from Sapporo by expressway,
about an hour from New Chitose Airport, and about 30 minutes from Muroran.
When you exit Noboribetsu Higashi I.C., you will be greeted by an 18 meter high, 18 ton Oni statue in front of you.
After leaving the huge oni statue behind, you will arrive at Jigokudani by driving for about 10 minutes!
Jigokudani is the source of Noboribetsu Onsen, which is famous as a hot spring town in Hokkaido.
Located in the northeastern part of Noboribetsu Onsen Town,
the site of an explosion crater with a major axis of about 450m produces 3000L of hot springs per minute,
and it is called a "hot spring department store" because of its variety of spring water qualities.
Also it is said that it is a rare phenomenon in the world that hot springs of various qualities spring up.
The hot springs that spring from here are supplied to hot spring towns and accommodation facilities.
The promenade is well maintained, so it's good to take a walk while feeling the scent of sulfur.
Oyunuma is a gourd-shaped swamp with a circumference of about 1km.
It is said that in the old days, sulfur deposited on the bottom of the swamp was collected.
Okunoyu is a small circular swamp.
the bubbles spurting out and boiling.
This is the face mask I found at the souvenir shop this time.
I bought this because it said that it contains 9 kinds of quality ingredients from Noboribetsu Onsen.
Jigokudani is a place where you can feel the great nature of Hokkaido.
There is also a natural footbath, so it is good for a day trip,
and also recommended to enjoy a relaxing hot spring at a hotel.
In addition, there are many tourist spots such as Noboribetsu Bear Ranch,
Noboribetsu Marine Parks, and Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura.
Enjoy a pleasant drive with a vehicle of World Net Rent-A-Car!