NOBORIBETSU is the largest hot spring resort in Hokkaido, renowned for its beautiful volcanic landscapes, with crater lakes and spewing sulphurous streams.
One of the main attractions is Jigokudani or Hell Valley. The mineral-rich waters of this fuming crater are the main source of Noboribetsu’s hot springs. You can explore the area on several hiking trails and boardwalks even during winter. The Brown Bear sanctuary on nearby Mt Kuma is home to some of Hokkaido’s orphaned bear cubs. It hosts a bear museum and is perfect for entertaining the children.
For outdoor adventurers why not go horse-riding where you can enjoy the romantic winter wonderland in the vast snowfields. With the great sightseeing, souvenir shopping and activities, Noboribetsu draws over four million visitors a year.