Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan.

I have no idea why people call Noboribetsu the Hell Valley. it’s too beautiful to be called so. but I guess maybe because it’s filled with boiling hot water all around.

it takes less than 2 hours drive to reach Noboribetsu from New Chitose Airport and almost 3 hours from Noboribetsu to Sapporo station where we returned the car. and that’s by the free roadway. too poor to pay for toll even though it will save us about 1 hour on each trip.

노보리벳츠, 홋카이도, 일본.

이 곳의 명칭이 왜 지육인지 모르겠다. 너무 아름다워서.. 그래도 바닥속에 뜨꺼운 물은 흘려가고 있어서 지육으로 볼 수도 있겠다.

신치토세 공항에서 노보리베츠까지는 2시간도 안걸리고 (GPS예산하는것 보다 일찍 도착할것이다. GPS 계산하는 속도는 60km/hr인것 같다. 그리고 노보리벳츠에서 삿포로까지는 3시간쯤 걸렸다. 무료도로를 이용해서 유료도로보단 1시간씩 더 걸린것이다.

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but no doubt as we drove through the entrance, a hell guard greeted us. a hugeeeass hell guard. it was funny how the whole place is filled with devilish decorations and devils. D=. but yet it’s so beautifulllll. if hell is really as great as this, I don’t think anyone would mind going to hell. =X.

출구를 지나갈 때 저승사자 아저씨가 환영했네요? ㅋㅋ. 노보리벳츠 자체가 지육과 관련된 물건이나 인물으로 꾸몄고 되게 색다르다고 생각했다. 지육이 이렇게 아름다웠으면 지육 가는 사람이 좋아하시겠다 ㅎㅎㅎ.

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we went there by renting a car because renting a car and moving freely is only roughly about 2,000yen more expensive than taking the bus (and waiting. and wasting time.) for two. so imagine if there’s more than 2 person. it’ll be even cheaper.

so in Noboribetsu, there are a few things to do.
1. visit the hell valley
2. visit the great lake there
3. dip your feet at the open air foot bath
4. onsen
5. see bears

I skipped number 3 and 5 because it was too cold for me to take my shoes off and take a dip. eventhough people do that but.. it was snowing super heavily and I wasn’t in the mood for it pfft. I also read views on how the bears aren’t worth the money as it costs 2500yen (25USD) per person to see the bears (plus the cable ride). I already saw the awesomely cute bears at Everland so I shall give it a pass as I’m poor T_T.

우리는 렌타카으로 이동했다. 공항에서 차를 대여하는것은 버스를 공항에서 노보리벳츠, 노보리벳츠에서 삿포로까지 타는것보단 2천엔쯤 더 비싸긴한데 훨씬 더 편하고 버스를 기다리는것보다 시간 많이 아낄수 있다고 생각한다. 이것도 2인 기준으로 계산했었다. 만약에 2인이상 있으시면 더 쌀거다.

노보리벳츠는 크지 않기 때문에 아침에 가다가 (겨울) 거의 4시에 햇이 지기전까지는 다 관광할 수 있다고 본다. 여기에 하는 것을 정리한다면 5까지가 있다.
1. Hell Valley
2. 호수
3. 무료 자연의 foot bath
4. 온센
5. 곰

춥고 눈도 내려서 저는 3번을 건너뛰고 곰을 보는것 2천5백엔이라 돈 아까워서 안 갔다. 곰을 보는 것의 인터넷 리뷰도 별로 안 좋더라구 에버랜드에서 곰을 많이 봤으니까 여기서 볼 필요 없다고 생각했다. 학생은 돈은 어딨죠 뭐 ㅠ.

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welcome to Shikotsu-toya National Park, Noboribetsu Jigokudani! or simply, the Hell Valley.

첫번째는 헬벨리.

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and this was how it looked like. super breath taking T_T. I’ve never seen anything so surreal in my life. but.. it smells a lot. the strong sulfuric smell was pretty pungent after a while. =S.

너무 아름답죠?

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now isn’t it beauuuu-tifoool.

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being the kid that I am.

전 여기에 정말 반했다.

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I guess the real reason why it’s called Hell Valley is because it’s dangerous? D=. imagine burning to death by touching those smoke coming out from the ground. sounds pretty hellish to me!

예쁘긴하지만 위험해서 조심해서 다녀야됩니다~

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but really, if this is how hell is like. then I must say, it’s hella phenomenal.

보기만해도 기뻐지는 이 풍경.

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agree?

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tourists do what they do.

관광객으로써 사진은 필수!

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at the end of the walkway, you’ll find a small boiling pond. it is still most of the time but it suddenly boils up and splashes all around D=. like in the picture. I was pretty lucky to be able to see that! =3.

길끝에 작은 호수가 있더라구요. 평소엔 걍 연기밖에 안 나오지만 가끔씩 물을 끓인것도 볼 수 있다.

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and more breath taking pictures to lure you to Noboribetsu.

여기 풍경이 정말 기가 막히게 아름다웠다..

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v ^^ v.

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I liked it there <3.

냄새를 심한것 빼고는 정말 좋았다 <3.

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hotttttt.

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another tourist shot. =D.

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and more.

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the pathway to hell. teehee.

지육 가는 길? ㅋㅋㅋ.

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I just came from hell!

지육에서 다녀왔습니다!

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hence I’m happy.

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on the way up the hill.. there was so much snow and I almost slipped like 50 times but thank goodness I didn’t. I did witness many tourists and even Japanese people slipping because of the hardened ice so walk carefully! T_T.

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Noboribetsu, I CONQUER YOU!!!

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and it started snowing super heavily.

눈이 왔다.

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as a tropical girl.. OF COURSE I LIKED IT!!!

열대지방에서 온 저는 물론.. 눈이 좋죠!

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=>.

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the sights around Noboribetsu. it isn’t a very huge place to be honest so if you come here in the morning, you can pretty much see everything before that not awesome 3pm (almost 4) something sunset.

노보리벳츠에서 관광할 수 있는것은 많아보여도 사실은 그 만큼 많지 않았다. 재미는것만 보면 몇 시간 안에 다 볼 수 있구 꼼꼼히 볼라면 이틀이나 봐야될듯?

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despite the snow and my frozen feet, I made it up the hill to see the amazing lake! it’s hot at 50 degrees and it links to the sea!

유명한 호수다. 이 호수의 물은 50도이고 해까지 연결된대요.

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I CONQUER YOU TOO!!!

it seems like Noboribetsu Hell revealed my my true nature, a manly man.

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isn’t it beautiful? it wasn’t as breath taking as hell valley but if you’re in Noboribetsu already, why not?!

풍경이 정말 아름답죠?

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ALL THAT SNOWWWWW <3.

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눈이 좋다 진짜 <3.

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I’m happy nowwwww.

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when I was about to leave, the snow piled up so here’s another picture. hehe.

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meet Mr. Snowman from Hell.

저승.. 눈사람.

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those horns!

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and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll spot super cute foxes around! I saw one.. but.. it was dead. apparently dead foxes are always seen on the road in Hokkaido >_>”. the souvenir shops here are filled with fox and devil souvenirs. also (scary looking) bear keychains too!

홋카이도에서 여우가 많다고 들었다! 운이 좋으시면 귀여운 여우들과 만날 수도 있다~ 저는요… 도로에 차 맞고 죽은 여우밖에 못 봤다. ㅠ.. 힝. 그래도 여기서 귀여운 여우 기념품을 샀다~

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those are many packs (talking about his muscle on his stomach). scary much?

저승사자들 무섭다~

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the blue devil’s scarier =S.

파란색애 더 무섭죠?

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there are a few onsens around but the one nearest to the Hell Valley is deemed to be the best so..

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look at how smokin’ the place is!

이곳에 정말 여기저기에 연기가 나온다~

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after this, we headed to the onsen where.. no pictures were permitted. the onsen was 2000yen per person. crazy price but it was soooooooooooo good. it was the best onsen I’ve ever had. they had water falling from the very high ceiling and dropping down on you like punches but it felt so good. my tensed shoulders were treated that very day =3. the indoor onsen was great as there was a huge glass overlooking the awesome view. and after enjoying the indoor onsen, you may walk out to the outdoor onsen NAKED (like a boss) under the snow. it doesn’t feel that cold really. and the outdoor onsen was THE BOMB. I kid you not. having your face chilly and body warm. the best feeling ever. =3.

마지막엔 온센 갔다. 일본에서 갔던 온센 중에서 최고였다. 물이 정말 바닥에서 온 물의 냄새 있고 (마셔도 된대요 근데 맛 없다!!!) 시설도 너무 좋았다. 2천엔 주고 가는게 되게 비쌌지만 이런 좋은 언센이면.. 가치 있다. 좋은 풍경을 보면서 온센한거 처음이다. 높이서 물이 흘려내리는것이 어깨마사지도하고 밖에 온센한것도 너무 좋았다. 눈 내리면서 온센한것은 최고!

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here’s my only picture taken inside that grand onsen. before entering the bathing area of course. =3.

온센하는 데에서 찍는 사진! 그 호텔이 진짜 우와하고 어마어마 컸다. 부산 스파랜드만큼 새롭지 않지만 물이 정말 좋도라고요. 홋카이도 간다면 여기는 강추!

One thought on “[Hokkaido: Noboribetsu] I went to Hell for a day. and I loved it.

  1. Nawel says:

    Awsome!!!
    Beautiful places + scary devils ㅋ

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