Owakudani is a volcanic cauldron of steam vents and bubbling pools created by an eruption some 3000 years ago. White plumes of smoke and the distant scenery of Mount Fuji combine to create mysterious scenery. From the ropeway station, a 15-minute walk takes you to a hot spring pond with boiling bubble and sulfurous odor. The speciality here is black boiled eggs billed to prolong your life by seven years.
There are walking trails leading nearby peaks for your adventure. The ropeway station is at 1044m, and the weather is windy and sometimes foggy, so prepare hiking shoes, warm clothes and rain gear. The ropeway slopes down to the Togendai terminal, where you can start a tour to explore Lake Ashi.
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Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 77.3km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
Amazing views. Fun high speed winds. Magical sulfur volcanoes. AND you can't miss the BLACK BOILED EGGS and black ice cream. A mist visit.
5.0a month ago
Wonderful place to explore - ended up spending an hour instead of the original schedule of 15mins. Nice shops to do some shopping, some food stalls around too. The best part would be to see Mt Fuji!
Try to come earlier in the morning as the clouds tend to shroud and cover the peak by noon time.
5.0in the last week
A unique view and a must see place. Completely worth going there. Well the view from the ropeway is way better than the view you get when you go out into that area
5.02 weeks ago
This area was incredible to visit. Riding the gondola up was very fun and if it is not cloudy or foggy out, there is a great view of Mount Fuji! The blackened sulphur eggs were also quite the treat and experience.
5.02 months ago
Great view of mountain Fuji when there isn’t much crowd. Definitely recommend. You should also try their signature black eggs(even though there is not much difference with normal eggs in terms of the taste) 😅😅😅
Spot Reviews (4)
The former name of Owakudani was Jigokudani, the Valley of Hell, as the scenery looked like the hell where volcanic fumes spurt out of the ground here and there. When the emperor and the empress desired to visit here in the middle of 19t...
The former name of Owakudani was Jigokudani, the Valley of Hell, as the scenery looked like the hell where volcanic fumes spurt out of the ground here and there. When the emperor and the empress desired to visit here in the middle of 19th century, the local authorities made the big arguments over the location name and decided to change it into Owakudani by clear reason that they could not welcome the emperor and the empress to the hell. Let us enjoy the valley of hell.Read moreClose