Yufuin – Experience the Most Unique Onsen Resort in Japan


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!

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Saigakukan – The Best Yufuin Onsen Ryokan with Vegen Kaiseki Ryōri


If you have come to Yufuin for its onsen and the spectacular scenic view, then Yufunogo Saigakukan (柚富の郷 彩岳館) is the onsen ryokan that you don’t want to miss!

Almost all accommodations at Yufuin have onsen (hot spring baths) for their customers to enjoy. But there are only so many spots in the area that come with the backdrop of Mt. Yufu. And, the pricing of the ryokan (traditional hotel) is quite reasonable compared to other ryokans in the area (^_-)-☆.

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