Discover Unzen Onsen

Located in Nagasaki, Unzen Onsen is the first geopark in Japan. Surrounded by a breathtaking volcanic landscape,  you can bathe in the rich warm waters of the springs while enjoying the view. Involve yourself in the bittersweet history of the "Unzen Hell". Truly an experience you won't want to miss. 

Things to see and do


Getting around in Unzen Onsen

The easiest way to get around in Unzen Onsen is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area.

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Unzen Onsen

How long to stay in Unzen Onsen

We recommend staying here between one and two days.

Hotels in Uzen Onsen

Flights to Unzen Onsen

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Day trips from Unzen Onsen

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