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Natural Foot Bath at Hell Valley

Most people that travel to Noboribetsu Onsen will find themselves taking a beautiful hike through Hell Valley – a breathtaking display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and volcanic activity fully deserving of the name Hell Valley. At night, you might even consider taking a night hike but don’t worry, we won’t judge you if the roars of the valley echoing through the darkness make you reconsider. But what most people taking a hike probably don’t know is that about 20 minutes into the hike, rests the Oyunuma Lake – a crater lake created by active volcanic eruptions. Oyunuma has a surface temperature of about 50 degrees Celsius with smaller ponds nearby that are even hotter. If you’re worried, about getting burned by accident, don’t be – there are plenty of warning signs along the way. Flowing out of Oyunuma Lake however is a river called Oyunumagawa which runs for hundreds of meters. If you follow along the path long enough, which is highly recommended, you will get to enjoy a relaxing natural foot bath from the same water mentioned earlier but this time at much more reasonable temperatures. So sit back, relax, and enjoy dipping your (by now) tired […]

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Clear Your Mind and Be More Productive in Hokkaido

  Just because you’re here for business or here for play, Hell Valley is a great place to visit while you’re in Hokkaido. Hell Valley, also known as Jigokudani is located within Hokkaido’s Shikotsu – Toya National Park. It’s a great and affordable getaway into the natural beauty Hokkaido has to offer. A walk through 24-acre geothermal crater with countless holes of all sizes that shot out boiling water with a roar, can be just what you need to take your mind off the stress of life and help you come back more productive than ever. Don’t worry. Despite being called Hell, it’s nothing to be afraid of. However, if this is your first time hiking in hell, then you’re going to want to know how to prepare. 1) Finding Home Base First things first, you have to find out where to stay. While there are several options in the area you can stay, none can boast a better position than Takimoto Inn. I know what you’re thinking. Of course we would say that. It’s in our best interest! True, but we don’t take this claim lightly. Takimoto Inn is parked right near the entrance of the valley and nobody […]

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Tasty buffet meals to keep the whole family happy

Takimoto Inn provides a convenient one-price package that includes buffet-style dinner and buffet-style breakfast in the restaurant on the first floor.  Dinner and breakfast service are for guests only.  At lunchtime the restaurant is open to the public.  

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