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Lake Kinrin, Yufu
(3.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the serene atmosphere of Lake Kinrin, a shallow, clear lake fed by a couple of rivers and boasting two hot springs. The lake, named after the golden scales of fish reflecting the sunlight, attracts visitors for its notable phenomenon of mist evaporating from the surface, most apparent in winter and fall. Take a relaxing stroll along the lakeside boardwalk, or have a picnic and take in the peaceful atmosphere and lush green setting. To visit Lake Kinrin and other attractions in Yufu, use our Yufu itinerary builder.
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Reviews
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  • On a smaller scale than you think a little bit of a surprise. Still a great place to take pictures of tourists to a quiet walk in La and a lot of hard place.
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  • Yufuin, especially doing well what you see there, so if you have the time, here the guru was and would shop around the area surrounding. A large pond or Lake is not as bad as the scenery is. Do not need people who have things to do and people want to spend in the hotel is planning a visit.
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  • I'll get the hell out of people, but I'll also be taking pictures in another. In the back side of the Lake is much beautiful. Be sure to watch the back way
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  • The lake is stunning beautiful, esp during Fall season, when the leaves change colors. Walking down the street from art village, along the river, and cross the bridge, you'll enter into a small forest area around the lake. As time change, things may change, but I hope it will be as mesmerizing as the last time I visited. Highly recommended.
  • The scenery is very nice. We went there during dusk time, it's very pretty. The area is a bit small yet it's comfortable. Nice nature.
  • Beautiful lake and restaurant, almost European in appearance with swans swimming on the lake. Romantic dating spot for couples on sunny days.
  • To Japanese people, the size definitely counts as a lake... But it is pretty small. Could be nice in the fall and spring though.
  • It is actually just a normal lake (pond) but the water is from natural onsen source and it is calm.