Superb view Mt. KinugasaImage
 Superb view Mt. KinugasaImage
 Superb view Mt. KinugasaImage

After Jigoku Meguri, challenge mountain climbing!

Superb view Mt. Kinugasa

Nagasaki Unzen

Visible in front Mount Kinugasa (870 m). As the most accessible hike from Unzen Onsen, this easy, family-friendly walk has been popular with visitors to the area for more than one hundred years. The first groups of westerners that vacationed in Unzen at the turn of the nineteenth century named it “Sunset Hill” after the beautiful sunset that is visible over Tachibana Bay. At the time, the hill was used for sheep grazing, and was covered in mainly bamboo, shrubs, and grasses. These low-lying plants didn’t get in the way of the excellent view from the top. Sheep grazing stopped in the 1950s, and forest reclaimed the old pasture. Today, Mount Kinugasa is home to countless songbirds and native plants. At the top, an observation deck brings you above the forest canopy to a beautiful, 360-degree view of the surrounding region―hot springs and volcanic m
 Sandwiched in the valley below, the red-brown roofs of Unzen Onsen contrast beautifully with the surrounding greenery, as steam from the jigoku (“hells”) rises upward.

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The Unzen Oyama Information Center

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The Unzen Oyama Information Center is a facility that provides a wide range of information about the attractions of Unzen, including natural information, historical introductions, and exhibits on hot springs. We have the latest information to help you enjoy and appreciate Unzen more deeply, so please stop by here when you arrive in Unzen. Let's obtain the necessary information about nature, history, mountain climbing, transportation, and embark on a fun fieldwork. Please be sure to experience and enjoy the deep nature and history of Unzen!

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