Top things to do in Noboribetsu Onsen

Hot Springs in Noboribetsu Onsen


A short walk uphill from Noboribetsu town reveals what may await us in the afterlife: sulphurous gases, hissing vents and seemingly blood-stained rocks. Jigoku-dani, which literally means 'Hell Valley', is part of t…
Lake in Noboribetsu Onsen


If you have your own wheels, head up through town past Jigoku-dani on Rte 350 as it becomes a narrow mountain road. After about 4km you'll reach a lookout point for Kuttara-ko. This circular volcanic caldera lake is…
Ramen in Noboribetsu Onsen

Aji no Daiō

Noboribetsu's landmark ramen shop serves up fiery red 'jigokudani' noodles that would make the local oni (devils) proud. Entry level is a totally manageable kick; you can add ¥50 to step it up a notch, all the way t…