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.
PurposeGourmet,elderly,thrilling,spiritual places,nature,kids,family,mountain climbing,hot springs,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 77.3km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
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) 😅😅😅
3.0in the last week
Definitely a tourist trap, but they make the most of it by offering some unique experiences. We enjoyed the black eggs, but unfortunately due to the weather we were unable to see most of the volcanic activity or scenery. This is not their fault, but I would only recommend making the journey if you know you're going to have a clear day. Even on such a bad weather day, it was still pretty crowded here and in the shops.
4.0a month ago
The place is breathtaking in two meanings. Really strong sulfur evaporations, so it must be hard to look around without mask if you have respiratory disease. But at the same time, its cool scenery and tasty black egg. Geo museum must help you the place, also souvenirs are interesting to look around and buy. If you are lucky person who brings clean and blue sky, you might see mt. Fuji in the distance.
5.0a week ago
Awesome spot. The pass for this place is worth it. You can see the sulphur gas coming from the mountain. Museum is a good place for spending time and knowing about the mountain and it's origin. The lake is pretty big. The shrine spot for taking pic is pretty crowded. It's very amazing place
4.04 weeks ago
It really depends on what sort of weather you get when you decide to visit. I went on a rainy day with a lot of fog, and it was difficult to see the attraction. The volcanic sulfur is nice to see, but be warned, it's is very windy up there. The popular item to get is the sulfur black eggs, you can get 5 eggs for ￥500. In my opinion, they tasted like regular hard-boiled eggs, but legend say that each egg will add 7 years to your life span 👀👀👀
Spot Reviews (3)
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