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Yufuin Area

Yufuincho, Yufu, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-85-5132
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Must go, must eat and must try

Best dessert area ever. Full of dessert shops such as B-speak, Milch and coffee shops. Everyone... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunny S
via mobile
Waste of Time

I honestly don't understand the buzz about Yufuin. It's fine if you are headed to an onsen but the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
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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 3 weeks ago 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 18 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
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant drive from Beppu through some winding B roads. Felt like Disneyland minus the rides. Pretty in the autumn Colours. Lots of street food and cake/dessert shops nestled amongst the usual souvenir shops. A little overrun by tourists (like myself!).

Thank Happy2bHome_11
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Yufuin is a nice place, not much things to shop around and not too much scenic spot to visit. A peaceful environment for you and your beloved one. one or two nights is enough to feel the place. When you visit the tourist website or...More

4  Thank bremen1018
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Can i have a vote on is Yufuin better or Beppu better? i will driving from Fukuoka and intend to stop 1 night at either Yufuin or Beppu before continuing my drive to Kurokawa n Mt Aso. I cant decide to chose beppu or Yufuin! help me! Not necessary to do onsen but would want to experience more traditional japan stay/feel.
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!
Tammy P
Can I leave a 30"inches luggage at a coin operated locker at JR station in Yufuin? Will it fit in the locker? Can anyone deposit luggage overnight there? I will arrive at Yufuin around 9am. I am afraid lockers may be full if overnight deposit of luggage is allowed.
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