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.
Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsula, 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.
Where to explore
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.
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.
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.
|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