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Lake Kinrin, Yufu
(3.1/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Adjacent dining went to incidentally stopped by Yu Yue Hermitage (turtle wells cottage-owned restaurants). 8 percent of the tourists, not heard Japan Japanese overseas. Big duck (duck? ) And hitonareru are two birds, but because even go away. It is recommended to take a photo together.
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  • Although it is not clear water Lake long Lynn and the surrounding scenery is too beautiful. Slowly walk around and think it's a great Lake. PM if you stay at the eve of yufuin than groups of tourists are yet to come, go early in the morning the water mist is much better.
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  • 日出前到訪,平靜且美麗。非常非常適合放鬆,感受大自然的美好。水面上的薄霧更增添氣氛,讓人願意一再到訪的美麗小鎮。 
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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.