This is “The Enma King of Hell mechanical festival float” which was produced in commemoration of the thirtieth “Noboribetsu Hell Festival”. Enma, the King of Hell stands overlooking the passersby in the main street called Gokuraku (meaning Heaven) of Noboribetsu Onsen. Six times a day (five times in winter), at the time of “judgment of hell”, it raises his arms frighteningly and judges the sins of people. A huge crowd forms at the time of the judgement. The mechanical gimmick has great impact and has become the symbol of Noboribetsu Onsen.
Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou (Toya / Noboribetsu / TomakomaiArea)
9:00-21:00 (Karakuri is performed 6 times on 1 Sunday)
- Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou [map]
- 9:00-21:00 (Karakuri is performed 6 times on 1 Sunday)
- open everyday (may close due to weather)
- Parking Lot
- Available (Available within 5 minutes on foot)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.