Sunny Sunday stroll in Yufuin

Next to Beppu, there is a small town called Yufuin. It is a perfect location for a day trip, relaxed walk along the bustling streets.

Sunday stroll
Sunday stroll

Yufuin is old-fashioned and rather different from Beppu: along the main street you can find gift shop after another, selling specialities in various product categories (excuse me for the term, I have been studying too much marketing recently).

Successfull concept: Buy your sake and (pickled) snacks from the store, and go to the hut outside to enjoy!
Successfull concept: Buy your sake and (pickled) snacks from the store, and go to the hut outside to enjoy!

Yufuin is perfect for half-day or one day, since it can be easily walked within few hours. The area is famous ofr the Lake Kinrin as well as some onsen (though not as famous as Beppu, ha!). The style is more upscale and visitor-oriented than Beppu’s.

Famous Lake Kinrin (bit of a disappointment)
Famous Lake Kinrin (bit of a disappointment)

 

The speciality of Yufuin is korokke (croquette), but there are plenty of other novelty stores lined next to each other.

Enjoying cheesecake tofu ice cream
Enjoying cheesecake tofu ice cream

 

Most of the stores don’t hold back on samples, so there is no need to leave Yufuin with an empty stomach.

Dried persimmon outside a condiment store
Dried persimmon outside a condiment store

Of course, most of the products are locally made, on-the-spot.

Edible flower cookies, as tasty as they are pretty
Edible flower cookies, as tasty as they are pretty

 

There is also a mountain near by with a ropeway and possibility to hike, but we concentrated on the village atmosphere and food rather than exercising.

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