Top things to do in Yufuin

Noodles in Yufuin

Izumi Soba

There are less expensive soba shops in town, but at this classy place with a view of Kinrin-ko you can often watch the noodles being made in the window before you sit down. The standard is seirō-soba (on a bamboo ma…
Japanese in Yufuin

Kappō Satō

Get your fill of local specialities at this delightful old wooden house across from a river: toriten (chicken tempura), fried chicken with yuzu (citron) pepper, Bungō-gyū beef sets, sushi and sashimi. Lunch specials…
Japanese in Yufuin

Hidamari

Operated by a local agriculture cooperative, this informal restaurant and produce market nails regional standards such as toriten (chicken tempura), dangojiru (miso soup with thick-cut noodles) and local beef in tei…
Lake in Yufuin

Kinrin-ko

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 th…
Ramen in Yufuin

Fukusuke

No Kyūshū tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen here. This cute, whitewashed-wood place in a mini-shopping centre uses local jidori (chicken) for a light yet luscious stock. The best-selling jidori ramen mixes in sliced green…