Yufuin (由布院 or 湯布院) is an onsen resort town in northern Kyushu. Unlike most onsen towns in Japan, this resort, backed by the scenic twin-peaked Mt. Yufu, has a wealth of boutiques, trendy cafes, and small museums. The small town, therefore, cleverly appeals to all types of travellers. Whether you are a nature lover, a foodie, or enjoy browsing cute boutiques, Yufuin will be a satisfying treat (^^)/.
Mt. Yufu, a volcano of approximately 1,560 meters tall, is also known as the “Mt. Fuji of Oita”. You can hike the double peak in around 90 mins. Especially in November, when the mountain and valley are covered by vibrant autumn colours, it is really worth the effort of making it to the top!Read more