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Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102, Oita Prefecture
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All reviews nice walk early in the morning train station nice stop cafe la ruche restaurants and shops heavy mist hot spring water steam rising feel peaceful morning mist worth a visit nice cafe natural beauty a tad chinese tourists shinto shrine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk around easily in less than 30 minutes. The scenery is not that great, one side of the lake is covered with a huge restaurant building. I don't understand, what should be worth going there.

Thank Sven328
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Kinrin is about a 10-15 minute walk from Yufuin Station. It will be jammed with tourists in the early autumn. If you can wake up early, the misty lake fog makes it a perfect daydream.

Thank tonyu340
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The lake is easily accessible and paths run round most of it. It can be crowded and is perhaps best visited early morning or towards end of afternoon. There is an attractive shrine with small tori.

Thank mangerbien
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to still be able to catch the morning mist rising from the lake at around 8am. It was a 25-30 minute walk from our hotel near the yufuin train station, but a nice place worth visiting. Cafe la Ruche near the lake...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Friends were there to check out the streets of Yufu-in, the lake was nice but it is what it is: a lake. Recommend was a nice stroll and nothing more.

Thank Jerome C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The lake was few minutes walk from my hotel with very peaceful view, it better when was less crowded, a lots of Korean and Chinese tourists on my visit.

Thank SA0614
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Very cute small lake with bridges, make weeping trees, and lots of carp. Lovely short stroll from the main town of Yufuin.

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We took taxi from Yufuin Station to Lake Kinrin with only 10 minutes. You may be disappointed if you have high expectation on it. It is only a normal lake, may be it is not the right season to visit there.

Thank Kwok Ho T
Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you've gotten tired of the crowds on Yunotsubo Road (the main shopping street in Yufuin), you can walk a few blocks and sit under the trees lining this small lake. There's a small Shinto shrine on one end that you can relax by. The...More

Thank Nelson P
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Kinrin Lake or Kinrinko is must visit place for travellers making a stopover at Yufuin. It is such a beautiful lake with a serene vibe. As it has both hot and cold springs welling up from its bottom so, visiting it in the morning is...More

Thank Simplysiri S
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