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Noboribetsu is a city in Japan that is literally a hot spot for tourists. The city is part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park and boast Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring resort – Noboribetsu-onsen. Beautiful landscapes are covered in volcanic gases or lush flora, creating a proper environment for a getaway focused on relaxation. The nearest airport to the city is Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport, and a train ride on the JR Muroran Line to the city station completes the journey.

Noboribetsu attractions focus primarily on the hot springs, culminating in many tourists traveling to Noboribetsu-onsen. It is here that the traveler can experience 9 different kinds of water with materials such as sulfur, salt, and iron. The northwest part of the hot spring has been designated as the Noboribetsu Primeval Forest, a national monument, and to the east is Mt. Shihorei which provides views of Lake Kuttara. The water of this lake is said to be the second most transparent in all of Japan. Experience the hot springs in its most natural element with a visit to Jigoku Valley – also known as Hell Valley. The mouth of a volcano, the land here seeps a yellow-gray gas from the rocks and produces 3,000 liters of hot water every minute. If looking for something to appease the young traveler, or simply the young at heart, the Marine Park boasts an aquarium built like a Danish castle and a small amusement park.

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