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Unzen can be found in Japan’s first national park. It’s a landscape created and transformed by volcanism, but pure and peaceful, teeming with wildlife – and perfect for an exclusive escape. With boutique hotels based within this paradise, yet just 49km from Nagasaki Airport, you’re free to explore and indulge in consummate luxury.  

Cool summers and hot springs in this dramatic volcanic landscape.

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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. 

If you visit Shimabara, seek out a traditional teahouse and enjoy this ancient Eastern pastime. 

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