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Yufu City, Oita Prefecture (Yunohira, Yufuin, Tsukahara) Model Course Introduction

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Yufuin is a famous hot spring resort in Kyushu. Yufuin is located in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture, but actually Yufuin is divided into three areas: Yunohira, Yufuin, and Tsukahara. We will introduce a model course that goes around these two days.

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Start at Yufuin Station

It takes 2 hours and 14 minutes by limited express from JR Hakata Station to Yufuin Station. (46 minutes by limited express from Oita Station)

It's okay to head to the center of Yufuin from here, but I'll dare to change trains here and head south to Yunohira Onsen.

Day 1 at Yunohira Onsen

About 11 minutes from Yufuin Station. Get off at Yunohira Station, the second stop. (Please note that local trains only open and close the doors of car No. 1.)

It takes about 10 minutes by car from here to Yunohira Onsen.

Yunohira Onsen is about 500 meters above sea level. It is a mountain hot spring area surrounded by beautiful mountains and rich in nature.

A mountain stream called "Kagonogawa" flows through the center of the hot spring town.

The lodging you will stay on the first day is Ryokan Yamashiroya.

Although it is a small, family-run inn, it is visited by many guests from Japan and abroad every day.

Dinner is 11 dishes, mainly Bungo beef grilled on a ceramic plate. It doesn't look flashy, but it boasts a simple home-cooked taste.

You can enjoy the dishes that are brought one after another, such as "Eggplant Miso Dengaku", which is delicious with secret dengaku miso.

There are four baths in total (large and small open-air baths, large and small indoor baths), all of which can be reserved for private use.

Feel free to use it with your family and friends.

Stroll around Yufuin on the second day

On the second day, we will take the train back to Yufuin Station and take a walk around Lake Kinrinko in the center of Yufuin.

There are many souvenir shops here, and many tourists visit every day.

Among them, I would like to introduce “Yufuin Yukiya”, which is said to be one of the oldest.

“Yufuin Yukiya” is located right next to Lake Kinrinko.

The store has a wide selection of products, and the products that reflect the owner's taste are characteristic.

To Tsukahara Kogen, a little away from the center

After strolling through the town of Yufuin, let's go to Tsukahara Kogen, which is located a little north of Yufuin.

Even in Yufuin, this is a highland area with vast green spaces.

As an inn for the second day, I would like to introduce “Sanso Donguri”.

At Sanso Donguri, you can enjoy a relaxing time in five different cottages surrounded by nature.

We also offer "Bungo Beef Sukiyaki" for dinner.

Suggestion of villa wedding

"Tsukahara Kogen Sanctuary"

It can be used not only for lodging, but also for events such as wedding parties and live concerts.

How about planning a wedding or event that will last a lifetime in the majestic scenery of Tsukahara Kogen?

Check out the details in the video!

So far, we have introduced a model course in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture (Yunohira, Yufuin, Tsukahara).

If you want to know more about these, please watch this video.

There are still many wonderful sightseeing spots in Oita Prefecture, so I will continue to introduce the best places!

Ryokan Yamashiroya

309-1 Yunohira, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Telephone 0977-86-2462
Official website:

For a detailed introduction to Yunohira Onsen and Ryokan Yamashiroya, please refer to the article below.

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An inn located in Yunohira Onsen, Yufuin-cho, where you can feel the atmosphere of the stone pavement, you can fully enjoy the abundant baths. In addition, popular dishes are full of seasonal ingredients such as "Oita Bungo Beef". It has also been certified as one of Kyushu's 88 hot springs.

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