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Kyushu Travel Guide

Unzen

 

Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park

 

Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsua, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen 

with an altitude of 700m.

It is started receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced

the city to Europe and China.

 

    Unzen Onsen Resort town

     Unzen Onsen Resort town       

               Mount Unzen


 

Where to explore

 

Nita Pass

Nita pass is one of the best scenic spot in Unzen

At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita Pass in Unzen is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves,

brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost represent each season of the year.

        Entrance to Nita pass

         Nita pass Observetory

  Rope way to Myoken mountain

Unzen Jigoku

Jigoku, means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted

from the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area.

This is a striking reminder that Unzen Volcano is still very much alive.

Unzen Trekking

Various trekking routes are prepared with the Onsen Onsen Resort town as the starting area,

through the Unzen Jigoku.  Everyone including mountain climber can enjoy by choosing

preference route, Nita pass and summit of mount Myuken and Fugen can be reached.

Unzen Golf Course      

Opened in 1913, the oldest public course in Japan, and second oldest golf course after

the Kobe Golf Club, which opened in 1903.

Moreover, Unzen has been designated as Japan’s first national park in 1934, and the golf course

has been popular among people both Japanese and foreigner as the national park’s main facility.

 


 

The area is also a part of Unzen, located at western foot of Mount Unzen.

About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay

and there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.  

 

 


 

General information

Address Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki Air port

30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city


 

 - Unzen tourist attractions, Blog, Kyushu Travel Guide