What is the Unzen Onsen?
The Unzen Onsen is the hot spring area located in Unzen City, Nagasaki prefecture. The Unzen Onsen was used to be called "Karuizawa (the most popular summer resort in the Kanto region) in the Kyushu region," gaining popularity among people. The spring quality of the Unzen Onsen is a sulfur hot spring that is said to have several medical effects: improving the blood circulation, removing fatigue and helping to heal rheumatism, chronic dermatitis and diabetes.
The Unzen Onsen hot spring resort is located in the area 700 meters above sea level, southwest of Mount Myoken, surrounding the Unzen Jigoku (hell) hot spring that spews gases. Mostly composed of steam, the gases is also composed carbonated gas and hydrogen sulfide gas, and give off a strong sulfuric smell.The promenade is situated around the Unzen Jigoku that serves as the main tourist attraction of the Unzen hot spring resort. From the Nita Pass parking lot, there is a ropeway to Mount Myoken, 1,333 meters above sea level, providing an easy climb. The scenery from the ropeway is magnificent: Azalea flowers in bloom early May to early June, eye-catching dogwood flowers in summer, colored leaves in autumn and hoarfrost in winter. The hot spring resort also offers golf courses, tennis courts and campsites. The tours that you can experience making local ceramic ware, Unzen-yaki, or producing yu-senbei, a rice cracker, are available.
The tours that you can experience making local ceramic ware, Unzen-yaki, or producing yu-senbei, a rice cracker, are available.The Unzen Toy Museum exhibits old, nostalgic toys. The Unzen Vidro Museum has the exhibits including Bohemian glass in 19th century, European oil lamps and other antique collection.
If you use public transportation, get on the bus of the Shimatestsu Bus bound for Unzen at Isahaya Station of the JR Kyushu, and get off at Unzen-eigyosho stop. By car, get off at the Isahaya interchange of the Nagasaki Expressway and head for the Unzen area on the Route 57 (one hour). There are toll parking lots at the Unzen Onsen.
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|Sights||Unzen Onsen (雲仙温泉)|
Obama-cho Unzen, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0957-73-3434|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Unzen Onsen