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Address: Yufuincho, Yufu 879-5102, Oita Prefecture
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Kinrinko Lake Yufuin

I was here in mid December, it is a small lake but the scenery is quite good, it is surrounded by trees and a few cafés nearby, the water is clear and you can see fish swimming in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Wayne G
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was here in mid December, it is a small lake but the scenery is quite good, it is surrounded by trees and a few cafés nearby, the water is clear and you can see fish swimming in front of you. Also there are mountains in the background which makes a nice photo. There are quite a few sightseeing busses... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are in the Yufuin area and you are strolling around the interesting shops in the main street, you will probably visit this place. I guess your impression of the place depends on the lakes you compare it with. I come from California and have visited many other places like Switzerland, so if you are comparing this place with... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

There's is nothing to look forward to...just a tiny ugly pond with lots of Korean and Chinese tourists. Any unknown pond in Kyoto beats this. Unless you come early by 7am to catch the mist rising from the pond, there is absolutely nothing to get excited about.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a pretty place but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. I returned nearby from the climb of Yufu-dake (if you follow the trail down as described in lonely planet hiking in Japan, you arrive nearby this pond). I especially liked the communal (mixed) onsen which is close to the lake. Great to rewind after... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

It is a small lake with different great views. Visit there before sunrise and sunset time. Before dawn, you will see the foggy and beautiful picture because the hotspring water and cold water meet together and create the fog. It is just like a dream. At sunset, you will understand why it is called 'golden scales lake'. The lake reflects... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

location is far from train station street have some food shop and design shop. you can enjoy in there but dont expect it very good. it just OK

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

although i can't go there at early morning but late afternoon also pretty & adorable. good place to take a short rest.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

The morning mist in Yufuin / Lake Kinrin gives a sense of calm and peace to the whole area. A stroll in this town is very relaxing and enjoyable. There are some local ramen restaurants and ensure not to miss out on local desserts.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Go there early in the morning at sunrise, to see the mist. That give you a sense of tranquility and peace.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The mist over the lake gave the whole area a mysterious feel and in the early morning, there are not many people around which leaves you plenty of time and space to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the environment. Another perk about waking early is the relatively empty streets and you can snap pictures easily. The streets were covered... More 

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