Viewpoint in Unzen

Gojū-shūnen Hiroba

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...

Cable Car in Unzen

Unzen Ropeway

This cable car gets you close to a shrine and the summit of Myōken-dake (1333m), from where the hike via Kunimi-wakare takes just under two hours to return to the bottom of the ropeway.

Izakaya in Unzen


One of the village's few stand-alone restaurants, Yūchan has a variety of grilled and fried options: okonomiyaki (savoury pancake), yakitori (grilled meat and vegetable skewers) and fried rice, as well as sakes...