Lake in Yufuin

On the eastern side of town, the small 'Lake of Golden Fish Scales' was named by a Meiji-era philosopher and is a local landmark. Shops, cafes and restaurants line its northern shore and the pedestrian route from the town centre, and there's an lovely shrine on the southeastern shore. When it's not crowded, the ripples on the water and the reflections of trees and mountains on its surface can be enchanting.