Gojū-shūnen Hiroba

Viewpoint in Unzen

In the centre of Unzen village and at the base of the jigoku (literally 'hells'; boiling mineral hot springs), this plaza commemorating the national park's 50th anniversary has good views of the steaming hells and is a close-in start and end point for simple hikes. A basic circuit among the jigoku takes about 30 minutes on paved paths.