Walking on Drift Ice
A picturesque thermal spa resort set against a brocaded backdrop of wooded mountains
Located at the foot of Mount Yufu, Yufuin Onsen is a well-known spa resort where the thermal waters are among the most plentiful in Japan. In the fall, the vivid leaves of maples and sawtooth oaks lend dramatic color to the fringes of Lake Kinrin, which is situated in the middle of the town, and also to the surrounding mountain sides. This season often sees the lake swathed in dreamlike morning mists that make for an unforgettable sight. For a fall trip with a focus on thermal spas and spectacular scenery, Yufuin Onsen makes an ideal destination.
Address: Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Airport: Oita Airport
Ailments said to be alleviated by the thermal waters include:
Neuralgia, muscle pains, joint pains, poor circulation, fatigue and other conditions