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Lake Kinrin, Yufu

3.2
Water Body · Nature / Park
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. PutLake Kinrin into our Yufu trip maker site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I was expecting 10 times bigger, just got wrong impression when I heard " lake ". I went early, tried to beat the crowd. Less than 20 minutes to circle around with taking photo.  more »
  • We enjoyed walking around the lake. There are many cool, cute cafe nearby which you can enjoy the lake view with a good coffee.  more »
  • We went there with our baby in the carrier. It’s quite peaceful. We can see many fish and birds around there. If you have time, you should sit at the cafe near around the lake.  more »
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  • Beautiful place, great shops with awesome Japanese products. A lot of tourists but if you are in Kyushu, you had to make a stop there. You gonna appreciate the view, guarantee!
  • Beautiful lake. Go in the morning whereby less tourists & it's misty.
  • Went in winter, and had magnificent snowy views. The source of the lake is warm hot spring water, so in winter you can see steam rising, even though it’s snowing and freezing. Overall, the Yufuin area is nice to go for mountain views and hotsprings.
  • Lovely lake to walk around. Has plenty of fish in the water to see with a few colorful ones. The backdrop with the mountain is very pretty. I came in the winter but would imagine it to be very beautiful in the spring.
  • Overrated. One of those places you go as it's in the central area. Nothing to see, nothing to be amazed at. Simply take a picture and move on. The soba place right next to it is the real highlight. Still, Yufuin itself is amazing!!

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