Trip to Hell Valley!!

25 Apr

At the break of dawn, Piggletino saw some signs of snow up on the mountains!

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The day was scheduled to visit Noboribetsu Jigokudani (登別地獄谷) or “Hell Valley”, a spectacular valley just above the town of Noboribetsu Onsen. No better name could be given to this amazing land-form, where steam and boiling water bubbled out of the frozen ground and the entire area was enclosed by tall intense forests and steep cliffs. Piggletino couldn’t come out because of the pungent smell of sulfur and bitter cold. Looks like the scout couldn’t go very far too because of the slippery grounds!

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They say this water from the ground feeds various onsens (hot spring baths) around the area, but Piggletino couldn’t understand why anyone would want to take a bath in waters that smell of sulfur when they can take a bath in sweet goodness of the Japanese glutinous rice desserts – green-tea mochi!

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NOTE: It will be a worthy trip to visit the Jigokudani in fall, in order to hike through the wooded hills and enjoy the sights of hot rivers flowing through the red forests!

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One Response to “Trip to Hell Valley!!”

  1. wannabephotographer87 April 26, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    Hells valley?? Hahaha it doesn’t look so bad 😉 lol

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