Translated by Shinji Takaramura
Yufuin Onsen In Oita: The Best Hot Springs, Access And Highlights
Yufuin Onsen in Oita prefecture is a famous hot spring resort in Kyushu that is especially popular with female tourists and families. This article contains essential information visitors to Yufuin Onsen need to know to get the most out of their trip.
Written by みるくりん
Yufuin Onsen - Oita's Celebrated Hot Springs
Photograph of the morning mist provided by Yufuin Onsen Association
Yufuin Onsen, located in Oita prefecture in the Kyushu Region, is a hot spring resort especially popular with female tourists and family groups. Viewing Mount Yufu while soaking in an open-air bath is an exhilarating experience. Visitors can also enjoy dining, shopping and art museums in the quiet town.
Read on to learn all the essential information about Yufuin Onsen.
The Medical Benefits of the Hot Springs
Photograph provided by Yufuin Onsen Association
The spring waters of Yufuin Onsen are clear, and are mainly simple hot springs. There are some blue-colored springs that are said to have a natural moisturizing effect upon the skin, making it them very popular with visitors interested in beauty care.
Access from Tokyo and Osaka to Yufuin
The flight from Haneda to Oita Airport takes about one hour and 35 minutes, and the flight time from Narita to Oita Airport is about two hours. The fare ranges from 15,000 yen to 30,000 yen. From Oita Airport, take the Kamenoi Bus to Yufuin Ekimae Bus Center. The ride takes about 55 minutes, and the fare is 1550 yen.
Take the shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Hakata Station, switch to JR Express Yufuin no Mori, and get off at Yufuin Station. The ride takes about seven hours and 30 minutes, and the fare is 24,970 yen.
Take the shinkansen from Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station, switch to JR Express Yufuin no Mori, and get off at Yufuin Station. The ride takes about five hours, and the fare is 17,120 yen.
From Osaka Nanko Port, board the Ferry Sunflower to Beppu Kanko Port. The ferry departs Osaka at night, and arrives at Beppu in the morning. The time required is eleven hours and 50 minutes. The fare is 7900 yen and up, depending on the cabin type. From Beppu Kanko Port, take the Kyushu Sanko Bus to Yufuin Station. The ride takes about 45 minutes, and the fare is 1000 yen.