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Address: Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102, Oita Prefecture
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Onsen with no smell

We stayed at Hoteiya for three nights so I have no idea about the other onsens. In Hoteiya my room had an attached spa. I tried both the attached spa and public spa. Both spas... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2015
Auroville, india

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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

yufuin is famous onsen area i heard. almost every onsen is inside ryokan. best onsen is musoen. but far from Yunobotsu street. so i just visited here. they open here 10am and close 3pm. i enjoyed snowing atmosphere in here. it was great time in my life.

1 Thank eddyphdhong
Osaka, Japan
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

There are so many people along the main street. You can find many shop around there. I would like to recommend walking along the river side.

2 Thank zappyzapper
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Visited on rainy day so a few persons at site. The staff is very nice, the massage machine is so good after long walking day.

1 Thank Mint P
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

i enjoyed onsen very much. it indeed made my skin smooth and that effect lasted for over a week. amazing !

1 Thank 129robr
Guangzhou, China
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334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This is a small town famous for its hot springs. Hot spring is expecially enjoyable in the winter. First round of hot bath in the early morning helps to energize the body and withstand cold weather. Another round of hot bath at night removes fatigue and ready for a good sleep. Hotel will provide detailed information on rules relating to... More 

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Auroville, india
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

We stayed at Hoteiya for three nights so I have no idea about the other onsens. In Hoteiya my room had an attached spa. I tried both the attached spa and public spa. Both spas had same water which was very gentle and odourless.

2 Thank Jaylee84kr
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499 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Yufuin is a famous hot spring spot. However, spring quality is "simple spring". When you bathe, I do not think that there is a special something effect. Some of the hot spring is the color of marine blue. The marine blue color of the hot spring contains the meta element. And if want to enjoy the hot spring, and to... More 

2 Thank malsol
Rennes, France
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

My fault for expecting too much! Reading about Yufuin, I had an image of pretty, well-preserved village with many onsen. It is small and can be visited in one morning, but I would not recommend it to anyone; best to spend more time in Beppu. Yufuin's main attraction is a long street with stores, cafes and restaurant on both sides.... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

we stayed at a japanese style inn named 'tsuenonosyo' where we dined with diverse quisine from local fish.vegitables and beef .So amount of dishes that we spared out which was mottainai in Japanese.Onsen(hot spring) house was away from inn ,that was nice and temperature was over 40 celcius degrees ,need to pour in water.a view from outside a hot spring... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The tourist office is quite hopeless because the spoken English is limited. But they try! Suggest you do as much research as you can before heading here. We loved this quaint onsen town! Because our rooms are booked for the entire trip in Fukuoka, we took a bus trip out to here. The journey here was about 2hrs. It originated... More 

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