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Lake Kinrin, Yufu

(3.2/5 based on 800+ 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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  • If you go to yufuin must go. Out for a morning walk. That I just recently has Asian foreigners but not much foreign tourist attractions nearby now fashionable cafes and souvenir and Mr. lot is very lively.
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  • I went in the afternoon because of the constant staff had recommended going in the morning. I feel so dreamlike fog morn come to mind. Exotic feeling and in the afternoon go where your fancy enough to duck or whatever and I looked pretty close to two large dogs went blah blah blah
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  • Keane was the second visit the Lake, Lynn. 11:00 am get on the Lake still water mist p says. In winter, the water seemed to fog the blood ...
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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.