Unzen travel guide
Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park
The Resort area was originally developed for foreigners as a place close to Nagasaki-city.
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. The area was the first
area to be designated as a National Park in Japan in 1934.
Unzen Onsen Resort town
Unzen Onsen Resort town
Where to explore
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
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.
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.
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.
About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay
and there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.
Location of Unzen
|Address||Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen-city, Nagasaki-prefecture|
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
2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
3 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
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