Welcome to Yufuin


Fair warning: Yufuin has become increasingly crowded in the last several years, especially on holidays and at weekends. You can mitigate the crowds with an overnight stay. Once the day trippers leave, the town reverts to its comfy, intimate self.


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$680.56 Spa Tours

10 Hour Private Customized Tour to Beppu & Yufuin Onsen Resorts from Fukuoka

The driver will pick you up at your chosen location and time within Fukuoka city. Your exact pickup hour is flexible and can be coordinated in advance with your host. What you see and do after that is entirely up to you. Travel aboard your private vehicle with just your group as you enjoy the perfect day of exploration in the Yufuin and Beppu areas. Depending on your interests, you might want to spend more time at the larger and more developed hot spring town of Beppu to take full advantage of the remarkable range of baths available, or pass the time strolling in Yufuin which boasts trendy cafes, boutiques and art museums. Check out a suggested course below for an idea of the type of day you could have. Your driver can help recommend the most efficient route and suggest potential highlights if you need help deciding. At the end of your excursion, you’ll be dropped off at your chosen location in Fukuoka in the evening. Suggested course:Depart Fukuoka City (Depart 8:00~10:00) Lake Kinrin, Yufuin (Visit/40 mins) Yunotsubo Kaido Street, Yufuin (Stroll & Shopping/1 hr) Okamotoya Baiten, Beppu (Lunch/50 mins) Umi Jigoku, Beppu (Visit/1 hr. *Entrance fee is JPY400) Suginoi Hotel (Enter the day hot spring/1hr 40 mins. Entrance fee is JPY1200~2500) Tour ends at Fukuoka City (Schedule 18:00~20:00)

$40.83 Tours & Sightseeing

Hot Spring Capital of Yufuin Rickshaw Tour

Kick back and relax, while your driver will guide you through the lush green valleys of the European-looking village of Yufuin, the unofficial hot spring capital of Japan. Meet your guide any time between 9:30am and 5:30pm at the entrance of the Yufuin train station. You can effortlessly cover the spacious area of the valley and fields and still gain a informative and broad overview of the little town with an European atmosphere, rich in arts and culture on a rickshaw.The tours described below are model routes. They may be further customized based on your preferred starting and ending point, the length of your tour and points of interests.30 Minute OptionHeading south from the train station, and after passing through a narrow street surrounded by high walls, you will see the iconic view of Yufuin. Abundant rice fields, blue skies and mountains in the back. On the east side you will then see the Bussanji Temple. Before the tour comes to an end, your driver will guide you halfway around the Kinrin lake.45 Minute OptionHeading south and after passing through a narrow street surrounded by high walls on each side, you will see the signature image of Yufuin. Abundant rice fields, blue skies and mountains in the back. On the east side you will see a national monument and the Bussanji Temple. Before the tour comes to an end, your driver will guide you halfway around the Kinrin lake. From the finishing point is a light 20 minute walk back to the train station.1 Hour OptionYour guide will take you south through the small streets, passing the Kozenin Temple. Soon you will see the signature image of Yufuin. Abundant rice fields, blue skies and mountains in the back. Afterwards the guide will whisk you over to the natural monument and the Bussanji Temple of Yufu city. Before the tour comes to an end, your driver will guide you halfway around the fascinating Kinrin lake.2 Hour OptionFrom the train station, your guide will take you south through the small streets, passing the Kozen-in Temple. After stopping by at a spacious temple surrounded by trees, the Unagihime-shrine, your guide will take you to the very edge of the mountain for you to discover another special shrine. Returning towards town along the rice fields, you will enjoy the iconic, panoramic view of Yufuin. By taking a parallel street to the rice fields, you will enter a relatively narrow street, surrounded by a wall, constructed from fist-sized stones. Upon exiting this street, the guide will whisk you over to the natural monument of Yufu-city and the Bussanji Temple. Before the tour comes to an end, your driver will guide you halfway around the Kinrin lake, fascinating to watch in the winter, when cold air evaporates from above the water. Then your driver will wheel you through the streets of the main part of town, back to the starting point.