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Day 9 Yufuin & Beppu

                                                                                                                         11 days Kyushu tour

 

Yufuin is graceful Onsen Resort located in the Yufu basin surrounded by Mount Yufu and

Tsurumi One of the most popular among ladies and International tourist visits to here are

increasing. 

Beppu is the popular hot spring town nestle at the foot of volcanos, Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi.

Boasting more than 2,800 hot spring sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters 

per day.

 


 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Kurokawa Onsen or Aso

Transfer to Yufuin

Exploring Yufuin

  Yunotsubo Avenue  → Yufuin Floral Village → Kinrinko lake

Lunch at Yufuin

Transfer to Beppu

Exploring Beppu

   Beppu Hell tour →  Foot bath

Stay at  Yufuin or  Beppu 

 

Option

Mount Tsurumi

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

 


 

Where to explore

 

Yufuin

 

Yunotsubo Avenue

Main street in Yufuin located at the foot of mount Yufu. The avenue is started near JR Yufuin

Station and connected to Kinrinko lake. Through Yunotsubo Avenue, it takes about 30 minutes

on foot from JR Yufuin Station to Kinrinko lake. There are 70 shops, gift shop, galleries, curiosity

item shops as well as cafes.

 


 

Yufuin Floral Village

Floral Village is the amusement facility that recreated the street of the Cotswolds region in

England, which was also used as the location for Harry Potter. Cute owls welcome you in

OWL’s FORESR. You can enjoy strolling, gourmet and shopping with beautiful flowers in

the Village, and there is Alice in Wonderland shop here.

 


 

Kinrinko lake

One of landmark in Yufuin. Hot water gushes from the bottom of the lake, and hot steam rises from

its surface on a cold day.  The lake is located at the end of the town’s main walking route, about a

kilometer and a half from JR Yufuin station.

 


 

Lunch at Yufuin

Yufumabushi

Yufumabushi is a local cuisine which serves really nice BUNGO Beef. But surprisingly, the way

they serve beef is not BBQ or SUKIYAKI style that are seen in most cases, but “Yufumabushi ”

style which we rarely see for beef dish.

 

Local gourmet restaurants

There are many kind of restaurants and cafes around Kinrinko lake and at the Yunotsubo Avenue,

 


 

Beppu

 

Beppu Hell tour 

Hell (Jigoku Meguri ) tour that is a collection of hot spring where the water bubbles forth from 
underground, often with unusual result.  Seven of the hells are located in the Kannawa district
where over 4 km northwest of Beppu station, and two in the more remote Shibaseki district.    
 

Umi Jigoku

Sea Hell, it resemble of sea, this 200 metre deep, cobalt blue pond of boiling water emerge

1200 years ago after a volcano explosion.

 

Oniishi shaving Head Hell, large and small bubble of hot gray mud that boiling up here look like the

shaven head of monks.

 

 
Blood Pull Hell, the clay is steaming hot point that the steam is red. Japan’s oldest natural Jigoku
as written about in the Bungo Topography described as Akayusen, a reddish hot spring.
 


 

Foot bath

Have you tried Foot bath before?  Foot bath is called Ashiyu in Japanese and is a public bath in
which people can bath their feet. Ashiyu in Beppu set up at Kannawa Onsen near the Hell tour spot.
 


 

Option

 

Mount Tsurumi

Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breath taking mountain overlooking Beppu

that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outstanding vistas. Visitors can take a ropeway 800

metres up and revel in being surrounded by acres of rolling greenery. You can see as far as the

Kuju Mountains, a famous mountain range that runs between Oita and Kumamoto-prefectures.

 


 

Jigoku Mushi kobo

Jigoku Mushi, literally “hell-steaming” is a unique cooking method found in Beppu. The ingredients

such as vegetables, seafood and meals are cooked using the steam from natural hot spring.

You can operate the steam cookers all by yourself and you can cook whatever you want.

 


 

Hyotan Onsen, sand bath 

The most popular pubulic bath in Beppu.

You can enjoy various type of Onsen including the sand bath.

 


 

Stay

 

Yufuin or Beppu

The best Onsen life to suit your requirement can be chosen from the various options.

Where to stay : Yufuin Onsen, Sujiyu Onsen, Beppu eight Onsen including Kannawa.

Japanese style room or Western style room can be chosen and the local cuisines

including Bungo beef can be enjoyed at dinner.

 


 

Enjoy local specialty cuisines in Oita-prefecture

Bungo Beef, Seki  Aji & Seki Saba, mackerels, Oita fugu, blowfish

 


 

Yufuin

 


 

Beppu

 

 


 

 

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