After lunch at Lake Toya, we proceeded to Noboribetsu Hot Springs for our final night of the road trip. After arriving in mid-afternoon, we proceeded to walk the infamous Jigokudani (Hell Valley) in the bitter evening chill.
With the smell of sulphur and the billows of smokes from the bubbling pits, there will be no prizes for why it has acquired such an ominous moniker.
This is the valley of fire and ice, where the warning signs abound of untold dangers:
All in all, a very memorable trek through an unforgettable landscape, one which we read about in our Geography classes, but never had the opportunity to experience for ourselves first hand.
This is part 7 of my Hokkaido Winter Drive blog series, click HERE to read part 8 where I share about our little unexpected surprise at our hotel for the night!
- Part 1 – 2017 Hokkaido Winter Drive
- Part 2 – Sapporo to Jozankei
- Part 3 – Jozankei to Otaru
- Part 4 – Otaru City
- Part 5 – Otaru to Niseko
- Part 6 – Niseko to Lake Toya, Noboribetsu
- Part 7 – Jigokudani (Hell Valley)
- Part 8 – Kojohama
- Part 9 – Back to New Chitose Airport
- Part 10 – Concluding Thoughts
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