• spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

spring

The Kyushu Azaleas, famous for their tiny flowers, bloom in the spring of Unzen. The light red color would cover the mountain as far as the eye can see. The flowers start to bloom at the end of April and will be at their prime at the beginning of May around Unzen Jigoku (Hell) in the order of Hobaru > Ikenohara > Nita-Toge Mountain Pass. The Ikenohara Kyushu Azalea Colony, designated as a natural monument by the government, is also a recommended spot to see.

Lovely white Enkianthus, Fetterbush, and Japanese water iris at Unzen in spring are also among the many flowers you can enjoy. Listen to the singing of the birds as you take a walk through Unzen in spring.

summer

When the flowers of the Japanese strawberry tree bloom, that signals the beginning of the short summer of Unzen. The plant is in the coranceae family and blooms upward, so if you would like to enjoy the Japanese strawberry trees, we recommend driving through the Fukigoshitoge Mountain Pass. The elegant verdure and white Japanese strawberry tree flowers provide a beautiful contrast against the background of refreshing green leaves.

The average temperature during summer is 21-22 degrees, similar to Sapporo in Hokkaido, so we are known to be a great place for summer vacations to get away from the heat. If you would like to cool down even more, we suggest visiting the lakes. Listen to the cicadas and birds as you go to the cool Shirakumonoike Pond or Oshidorinoike Pond and forget about the hustle and bustle of the big city. Take off your watch, take a deep breath, and let yourself get used to the slow passage of time in Unzen.

spring

The plentiful nature provides the colorful red Japanese maple leaves during autumn. There are over 120 varieties of Japanese maple trees in Unzen, making them a natural monument (Fugendake Japanese maple Tree Forest) designated by the government.

Enjoy the scenery from the observatories of the Nita-Toge Mountain pass, Kunimidake Hill, Fugendake Hill and the summit of Myokendake Hill. The view from the Kunimidake Observatory is known to be especially beautiful. Also,the red Japanese maple leaves in the Misojien Garden, created over 30 years by the owner of the Rokubei Teahouse on his private land of over 25,000 square meters has become a popular place. Feel the cool wind and warm hotsprings while enjoying the journey to see the red maple leaves.

winter

After the season of the red Japanese maple leaves ends, we enter into a silver winter wonderland. The locals call the frost "hanaboro" when it covers the trees. This natural work of art lets you forget the cold of winter.

Moreover, take a trek over to Myokendake Hill, Fugendake Hill, or Kunimidake Hill to the fantastical world that appears like a crystal shrine. Unzen is known for its fine, smooth frost. Take a break from your busy daily life and come relax in the snow white world of Unzen.

How to Enjoy the Seasons

  • movie
  • movie
  • omotenashi
  • omotenashi
  • hotspa
  • hotspa
  • room
  • room
  • dish
  • dish
  • stay
  • stay

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