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Yufuin Area

Yufuincho, Yufu, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-85-5132
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Shopping, cafes and horse cart ride

Lots of souvenir shops and quiet cafes to relax. There is also a horse cart ride near the train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
You're really here for the onsen, but why not browse around?

Look... if you're coming to Yufuin it should be for one thing and one thing only: the onsen. If... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Timothy Jung Si... Y
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“day trip” (9 reviews)
“hot springs” (8 reviews)
Yufuincho, Yufu, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-85-5132

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of souvenir shops and quiet cafes to relax. There is also a horse cart ride near the train station but it ends by 4pm so don't miss it.

Thank Radhdi
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Look... if you're coming to Yufuin it should be for one thing and one thing only: the onsen. If people recommend that you visit Yufuin because of the adorable collection of boutique-esque mini-stores then you'll be disappointed. Nevertheless, if you ARE here for the onsen,...More

Thank Timothy Jung Si... Y
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Best dessert area ever. Full of dessert shops such as B-speak, Milch and coffee shops. Everyone have to come here for once and eat them all!!!

Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I honestly don't understand the buzz about Yufuin. It's fine if you are headed to an onsen but the town itself is nothing but a collection of trinket shops and food vendors. We had stayed at a ryokan nearby and visited Yufuin only because we...More

1  Thank aBoater
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I love Japan and i falling with this town Very cute and interesting town, we arrived to there in the late afternoon that good for us because not many tourists and we really enjoyed walking around with beautiful view, window shopping and taste the fresh...More

Thank So_impressed
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you have a JR Rail pass, is a nice day trip from Fukuoka. I find Yufuin a charming little town with rows of endless shops to keep the ladies happy. We basically walked along the main road towards Kinrin Lake which took about 45...More

1  Thank YenH
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Super nice for a day trip from Fukuoka. We took the "Yufuin no mori" train and enjoyed a lovely day out! Spent some time walking the streets, at the lake, Bussanji and a private Onsen.

Thank kangelini
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Although super overpopulated with Korean women in Japanese kimono taking selfies at every turn, there's a reason for the popularity of the Yufuin area. It's so beautiful and picturesque and has great shops and restaurants. A lovely day trip from Beppu or Oita and has...More

Thank KiraBeauty
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Many of my friends, both Japanese and foreigners, recommended a visit to Yufuin so I went. The bottom line is that it is absolutely overrated and not worth wasting your time. Here are some examples as to why: - All the hot springs (onsen) that...More

1  Thank IraHata
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

As you meander through the main street you begin to get a feel for this quaint, quintessentially Japanese town. Souvenir & food stops aplenty as my coach snakes its way thru.. Finally coming to a stop by the river at a public parking facility. Facing...More

Thank simonwonglokekoan
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13 June 2017|
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Response from kangelini | Reviewed this property |
both are great visits. Yufuin specialises in hot spring and more tourism developed. Beppu is a seaside town and has hot spring also, though not specialised in this. depends on your preference!
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31 March 2017|
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Response from bremen1018 | Reviewed this property |
local Japanese in Yufuin are friendly, suggest you to ask even if there is no locker available or suite your big luggage. Alternatively, there is an intercity bus stop just a couple of minutes walk in front of the JR... More