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Yufuincho, Yufu, Oita Prefecture
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All reviews day trip the main street souvenir shops small town cheese cake eating places ice cream hot springs train station lovely town cakes photo taking fair bit curry half board jr pass famous onsen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we arrived early enough to get a parking space but an hour later the town was teeming with cars and people. It was nice to walk around the little lake and the rather strange floral village. It was particularly busy near the art museum....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 2 hours long train journey gives one a strong hint of what to expect of Yufuin as it crosses through beautiful sceneries ie endless mountains villages, big & vast green vegetation landscapes, small towns, etc. It made several brief stops along the way at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Travelove58
Reviewed December 13, 2018

I travelled with Kyushu northern railway pass but didn't manage to book a reserved seat on the highly demanded Limited Express Yufuin No Mori train. Do advise you to plan your itinerary early and reserve seat on this train early.Your holiday spirit does heightened up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bigfoot27
Reviewed December 10, 2018

My first advice would be to book the train to Yufuin early. We tried to book the day before and found the train to be full. After readjusting our plans, we were only able to book a return trip which gave us 2 hrs at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KayaToasted
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent a relaxing afternoon strolling along the Yufuin shopping area. There were all kinds of specialty shops and food stores. Dessert shops abound! From Milch cheesecakes to Goemon roll cakes, you’re spoiled for choice. Definitely worth spending at least 2-3 hours to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nsl115
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We took the scenic train "Yufuin no Mori" here from Fukuoka (scenic trains are fun, check them out on JR website. It's a small village with a lot of interesting shops and eateries. My friend and I booked a hot spring hotel (onsen) just at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The location of Yufuin is great. Surrounded by mountains, some steam from hot springs and a lot of onsen. For the big shopping road beware: some nice things, but mainly ice-cream shops. Everything closes latest by 6 p.m. Restaurants you can find only around the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sven328
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

It was the first town we went to visit from our Fukuoka roadtrip. There wasn’t much to do but mainly walking around the main street from the train station till Lake Kirin. Along the way there are lots of dessert shops and local artisan products....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank pablomeng
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We took the bus from Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Station. Unfortunately, the bus to Yufuin was full. So, we took a bus first to Beppu (reserved seats). From Beppu, we stayed 1 hour and visited 1 of the hells which was an amazing scene. Then we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LenHong
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Not much to see compare to big city. But basically they have everything. Supermarkets (far up in the hill), souvenir stores, cute cafe, ice cream places etc,. Don’t expect to much just enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 12, 2017|
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Response from feelfukuokajapan | Reviewed this property |
A bit late but I recommend to go to Yufuin. Yufuin has its own charm that can not be compared with other cities.
Tammy P
March 31, 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