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Sightseeing Spots

List of sightseeing around the area

It is a sightseeing spot in the vicinity recommended by Yufuin Club.
  • Nature

    • Mt Yufu

      Miyama Kirishima, autumn leaves, hoarfrost and the ever-popular mountain of climbers all year round.

      Mt Yufu, which rises in the northeastern part of Yufuin, is known as Bungo Fuji.
      It is a famous peak that has been worshiped as a mountain of gods for a long time and appears in "Bungo Fudoki" and "Manyoshu".
      The summit is a peak of binaural ears and can be seen well from anywhere in Yufuin.
      You can also see Beppu Bay, Kuju Mountains, and Yufuin Town.
      Information boards and mountain trails are also maintained, and steep slopes can be climbed without difficulty on zigzag roads.
      15 minutes by car to the trailhead.
    • Lake Kinrin

      The temperature of the lake does not change much throughout the year as several streams flow in and hot springs spring out.
      On days when the outside temperature is low, steam rises and you are surrounded by a fantastic atmosphere.
      You can see fish such as tilapia (foreign fish), crucian carp, carp, and flies (haya) in this lake.

      Lake Kinrin used to be several times larger than it is today, but it was buried in a landslide caused by several earthquakes.
      It is said that the surface of the lake is narrow and shallow.
      In 1884, the Confucian scholar "Mori Kuso" visited this area.
      It is said that the name "Lake Kinrin" was started when the crucian carp scales shined in gold.
      15 minutes on foot, 3 minutes by car.
    • Kagurame Lake

      Kagurame Lake is a lake on the southeastern side of Mt. Tsurumi in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, which is included in Aso-Kuju National Park.
      Although it has the name of a lake, it is about 1km in circumference.
      The name of Kagurame Lake Lake is said to be based on the legend that the Kagurame Lake was lived by the Kagurame Lake on the shores of the lake during the Heian period.

      The Kagurame Lake Iris Garden, which is adjacent to the lake, is known as a famous place for planting about 80 species and 15,000 stocks (about 300,000) of irises.
      The best time to see is from the beginning of June to the beginning of July, and the Hanashobu appreciation party is held every year from the beginning to the middle of June.
      50 minutes by train / bus, 35 minutes by car (via general road).
    • Jion Falls

      It is a two-tiered waterfall located on the border between Amagase Town and Kusu Town, and it is heroic to see the abundant water flowing down with fine splashes.
      Also known as "Urami no Taki", you can also see the back of the waterfall that falls from the promenade leading to Shimotaki.
      It is recommended because it is even more spectacular during the autumn leaves season and the fresh green season.
      At night, the entire waterfall is lit up in green.
    • Ryumon Falls

      It is a two-tiered waterfall with a waterfall basin in the middle, and is a waterfall with a width of 40m and a head of 20m as a whole.
      The first-tier waterfall has a deep basin, and the second-tier waterfall, where the water that collects in this basin flows out, is smooth and crowded with children who slip in the waterfall in the summer.
      The appearance of this waterfall slide is also a local summer tradition.

      Lanxi Daolong, a high priest who came from Song during the Kamakura period, named this waterfall Ryumon Falls because it resembles the Ryumon Falls in the upper reaches of the Yellow River in China. It is a famous waterfall.
      There are campsites such as Ryumon no Taki Campsite and Uesugi Campsite in the vicinity, and Ryumon Onsen springs up.
    • Rape blossoms and cherry blossom trees along the Oita River

      Every year in late March, the landscape of rape blossoms and cherry blossom trees spreads out against the backdrop of Mt. Mt Yufu at an altitude of 1,584m.
      The contrast between the yellow of rape blossoms, the pink of cherry blossoms, and the blue of the sky and river surface is the peaceful spring landscape itself.
      5 minutes on foot.
    • Strawberry picking at Yufuin!

      Yuichigo story
      "I want to grow strawberries in Yufuin"
      Until now, there were no strawberry farmers in Yufuin.The severe cold of winter, low solar radiation, and snow...
      It cannot be said that it is suitable for strawberry cultivation.However, there was a hot spring here.
      "If we can make good use of this hot spring for cultivation."
      There was no precedent, no example, and no proof that it would work, but with the help of many people, bright red ripe strawberries finally ripened in Yufuin.
      We named the strawberries that were spun by hand and warm water ``Yuichigo.''
      Please enjoy the special strawberries only available in Yufuin.
  • Tourist attractions

    • Shitan-yu

      "Shitan-yu" is a venerable bath in Yufuin that anyone can take a bath.
      The shared hot spring with a thatched roof overlooking Lake Kinrin is a mixed bath, and the lake side is an open-air bath.
      The inside of the indoor bath is surprisingly large, and the feeling of the pebbles laid underneath is comfortable for your feet.

      The bathing fee is 200 yen per person, and the bathing time is from 10:00.
      15 minutes on foot, 3 minutes by car.
    • Sagiridai

      It is an observatory overlooking the Yufuin Basin where the steam rises.
      It is highly recommended for customers arriving by car.
      10 minutes by car.
    • Yufuin Stained Glass Museum

      The first facility specializing in stained glass in Japan.
      It is a very valuable museum for those who are interested in historic buildings.
      5 minutes on foot.
  • Activities, eating and drinking, etc.

    • Yufuin Station

      The station building was completed in 1990 and was designed by Arata Isozaki, an architect from Oita prefecture.
      Yufuin Station has various characteristics that are rarely seen in the surrounding stations, and is a pioneer of the station building that was particular about the design.

      To make the inside and outside of the station building look spacious and conspicuous even from a distance
      The lobby is a 12m high atrium, making it suitable for the entrance to Yufuin Onsen.
      In addition, the exhibits change every month in the waiting room, making it an art gallery just like a museum.

      From a practical point of view, the surrounding environment, where the cold weather is severe in winter, is taken into consideration, and there are large and thick glass doors that block the wind and floor heating equipment that uses hot spring water.
    • Tsuji carriage

      Yufuin's Sightseeing Tsuji Basha (horse-drawn carriage) where the sound of horse hooves echoes comfortably.
      A course that takes about 40 to 50 minutes from JR Yufuin Station to take a leisurely stroll around the town and return to Yufuin Station.

      There are 15 flights a day every 30 minutes from 9:00.
      The maximum number of passengers per flight is 10, and reservations are accepted from 8:50 on the day.
      5 minutes walk to Yufuin Station.
    • Yumedai Suspension Bridge

      Opened on October 30, 2006.
      With a height of 173m (from the surface of the water) and a length of 390m, it is the largest pedestrian bridge in Japan.
      With a width of 1.5m, it is designed to withstand the load of 1,800 adults.
      The floor slab in the center has a slatted grating, and you can see below.

      From the bridge, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Shindou Falls, one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan, and the beautiful autumn colors of Kyusuikei (Narukogawa Valley).
      50 minutes by car (via general road).
    • Yufuin Flora House

      Employees are also polite and you can experience weaving.
      You can visit freely, so if you are interested, please come visit us.
      15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by car.
    • B-speak

      It is a popular roll cake shop in Yufuin.
      It's a few minutes walk from Yufuin Club, so please go!
      3 minutes on foot.
    • Yufuin Shochu Brewery

      Located near Lake Kinrin, it handles 15 to 16 breweries in Oita prefecture.
      There are more than 100 types of potatoes, rice, and black jiuqu, including barley shochu.
      15 minutes on foot, 3 minutes by car.
    • Sabo Tenjo Zashiki Official Website

      Sabo Tenjo Zashiki

      Located on the grounds of Kamenoi Besso.
      15 minutes on foot.

      Opening Hours:9:00 to 18:00
    • Kamenoi Besso Kagiya

      Supplement It is located on the premises of Kamenoi Besso.
      15 minutes on foot.

      Opening Hours:8:00 to 20:00
    • Kijima Kogen Park

      Starting with Japan's first wooden coaster "Jupiter", there are many attractions from the ultimate thrills to those that can be enjoyed by the family!
      20 minutes by car.
    • Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland

      Harmonyland is an outdoor theme park for Sanrio Characters in Hiji Town, Hayami County, Oita Prefecture.
      It is a sister facility of Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park located Tama City, Tokyo Metropolis.

      60 minutes by train / bus (with transfer) / 40 minutes by car((There is a toll road)
    • Oita Marine Palace Aquarium"Umitamago"

      At the aquarium "Umitamago," which has the theme of "getting along with animals," you can meet various creatures such as walruses and dolphins, as well as the fish and shellfish that live in the Bungo Channel that spreads out in front of you.
      It is very close to Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden.

      90 minutes by train / bus (with transfer) / 60 minutes by car((Via general road)
    • Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden

      Wild monkeys live in their natural state on Mt Takasaki and can be fed.
      Many people think of the monkey mountain at the zoo, but they come to the immediate vicinity of tourists without a cage.
      It is very close to the aquarium Umitamago.

      90 minutes by train / bus (with transfer) / 60 minutes by car
    • Kyushu Natural Zoological Park African Safari

      In Japan's largest safari park spread over a vast grassland,
      About 1,400 wild animals of 70 species live here.
      You can also feed wild animals directly on the jungle bus (for a fee).
  • Autumn Foliage

    • Autumn leaves of Yabakei Gorge in Oita Prefecture

      Along with Arashiyama in Kyoto and Nikko in Tochigi, the Yabakei area in Oita Prefecture is said to be one of Japan's top three autumn foliage spots.Yabakei, about 20 minutes from the popular hot spring resort of Yufuin, is full of spots that will make you cry out "Yaba-yaba!" and take lots of pictures! ((Taken on November 12, 2022)
  • Yufukogen Golf Club