Things to do
Unzen makes for a fascinating panorama, shaped by the region’s volcanoes. Visit the nearby Jigoku areas to see the boiling hot mineral and sulphur springs and feel the raw power of nature for yourself. A hike through the national park via Nita Pass to Mount Fugen and its recent lava flows will be unforgettable.
Unzen is a spa lover’s hotspot. Luxury hotels make use of sulphur-spring and open-air baths. Enjoy the sense of utterly relaxed rejuvenation that they bring – especially after some energetic exploration.
Unzen and the surrounding area has captivating heritage. Discover the ancient castle town of Shimabara, set on a wooded hilly peninsula lapped by the calm Ariake Sea. Here pure springs flow and are home to koi – just as they have been since the 1792 eruption of Mount Unzen.