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[Oita ]If you want to travel alone as a woman - Yufuin

[Oita ]If you want to travel alone as a woman - Yufuin


Oita Prefecture "Yufuin "is a popular spot for experiencing the beauty of the four seasons.

It is very famous among women's travelers as a place where they can enjoy the original Japanese landscape while strolling through the hot spring resort area, and at the same time enjoy the cute and fashionable atmosphere.

It is a popular tourist destination, but the relaxed atmosphere that prevails makes it an ideal place for a solo female traveler to relax and refresh herself without worrying about being seen.

This article introduces various tourist spots recommended for solo female travelers.

Enjoy the unique experience of Yufuin, forget the hustle and bustle of daily life, and find your own favorite sightseeing spots.

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Yufuin Station

Stylish station building in black. The modern wooden station building was designed by Arata Isozaki, an architect from Oita Prefecture.

It is also a stop on JR Kyushu's popular sightseeing train "Yufuin no Mori ".

The train offers an open and gentle atmosphere as if you were in a forest, and you can experience the dynamic nature in the driver's rear cabin with a front view, which is popular among those with children and other sightseeing enthusiasts.

In addition, a footbath is located at the back of platform 1 of Yufuin Station, and a special towel is included when taking a bath.

"This is a spot where you can easily enjoy hot springs as only Oita Prefecture in Onsen Prefecture "can. Please stop by when sightseeing in Yufuin.

"Facility Information "
Name: Limited Express "Yufuin no Mori "
Service area: Hakata - Yufuin/Beppu
Usual price: "Hakata-Yufuin" 5,190yen (adults)
     ≪Hakata/Hida≫ 3,410yen (for adults)
 *Total of one-way regular fare for one adult + reserved-seat express fare
Discount tickets: Tickets sold exclusively on the official Internet and discount round-trip tickets are available.
Train Configuration: Yufuin-no Mori I * No. 3 and No. 4 (4-car train)
     Yufuin Forest III *No. 1, 2, 5, 6 (5-car train)
Notes: 1) All seats on the express "Yufuin no Mori "are reserved seats.
     Please ask for seat assignment at the station counter before boarding the train. Seat assignments cannot be made on the train.
      ""If the train is cancelled, it will run at the same time as the limited express "Yufu ", but no cabin crew will be on board, so there will be no on-board sales.
     (4) Days of suspension vary from issue to issue and are subject to change. Please check the official website for the latest information.
     (5) For the fee, 200 yen will be added to the express fare from 4/1 to 4/5, 4/28 to 5/6, 7/21 to 8/31, 12/25 to 1/10, and 3/21 to 3/31.

An art gallery, Yufuin Station Art Hall, is also located in the waiting room of JR Yufuin Station, the gateway to Yufuin Hot Springs.

Various photo and craft exhibitions are held to the delight of tourists and locals alike.
His design of this art hall provides a skylight that opens vertically, allowing visitors to enjoy art in a spacious and pleasant environment.

It has become a famous sightseeing attraction "Sightseeing Tsujibarri ".

The course starts in front of JR Yufuin Station, passes through Futsan-ji Temple and Unaki-no-Minami-Sha Shrine, and returns to the station, an experience activity that takes about 60 minutes.

Advance reservations are required for the ride, so please check the official website before experiencing it.

The sightseeing horse-drawn carriage has a 40-year history, and the sound of the horses' hoof beats can be heard from nowhere as you walk through the town of Yufuin.

We actually encountered several horses while exploring the Yufuin area!

All reservations and other management can be made at the Yufuin Tourist Information Center, which is located in a glass-walled facility right next to the Yufuin Station ticket gate.

Please stop by for information on sightseeing in the Yufuin area, baggage storage service, the observation deck, and books on travel.

"Facility Information "
Name: Kanko Tsujiwagashi (sightseeing horse-drawn carriage)
Fee: 2,200 yen per person (1,650 yen for elementary school students and under)
Contact: Yufu City Tourist Information Center
Phone number: 0977-84-2446
Same-day reservations: Accepted at the Yubu Tourist Information Center counter and by phone (first-come, first-served basis)

"Facility Information "
Name: Yufu City Tourist Information Center
Location: 8-5 Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-shi, Oita
Operated by: Yufu City Machizukuri Tourism Bureau, a general incorporated association
Phone number: 0977-84-2446
Hours: 9:00-19:00

Strolling Spots

Lots of places to eat and walk "Yunotsubo Kaido "!

The area around Yufuin Station and Yunotsubo Kaido is lined with many take-out stores, from gourmet restaurants to sweets to satisfy your hunger during your stroll.

You will be full just walking around eating this and that, whatever you are interested in.

There are also many souvenir stores, so be sure to enjoy browsing through the delicious food and souvenir stores as you stroll the streets of Yufuin, where you will be soothed by the relaxing country atmosphere!

"Facility Information "
Name: Yunotsubo Kaido
Contact: Yufu City Tourist Information Center
Phone number: 0977-84-2446
Parking: Pay parking available nearby
Access: 10 min. walk from Yufuin Station on JR Kyudaihon Line

A spot where you can meet many koi carp. "Koi Koi Street "

Along the way, you will find "Koikoi Koikoi Street "with many Koikoi.
You will be able to find it easily because you will see a sign that says in large letters "Koikoi Street "・ "Shortcut to Kinrin Lake "
The site was large, with a restaurant-cafe-like store and a place for goldfish fishing.
Feeding the koi, which can be experienced for 200 yen, is fun, and just looking at them is very relaxing.
It is a rare place where you can find more koi than you can imagine!
This road is also a shortcut to Kinrin Lake, so be sure to visit.

"Facility Information "
Name: Koikoi Street
Location:〒879-5102 1541-9 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Access: 35 min. walk from Yufuin Station
Business hours: 10:00-16:00

Cute is full of cute "Floral Village "

"A theme park that recreates the streets of the Cotswolds region of "England ", which is said to be the most beautiful village in the world and was used as a filming location for Harry Potter ".

The site is not very large, but the cozy townscape has gained a reputation for being very cute.

The grounds are lined with beautiful flowers, and visitors can enjoy strolling, dining, and shopping. Another attraction is that there is a ladies' hotel.

It is also a place with many characters such as Heidi, the girl of the Alps, and Totoro.
You can meet cute animals at the cat café and the owl forest. You can also meet goats and squirrels in this area, which has a very fairy-tale atmosphere.
Please visit this spot to enjoy a world view that is completely different from the adult atmosphere of the Yufuin area!

"Facility Information "
Location: 1503-3 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu, Oita
Access: 15 min. walk from Yufuin Station
Phone number: 0977-85-5132
Business hours: 09:30-17:30
Credit cards: Accepted
Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Parking: No

Jinlian Lake

Legend has it that the lake was named after the scales of the lake's fish that glisten in the setting sun. "Kinrin Lake ".
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Yufuin area.
The upside-down Mt. Yufudake reflected in the water of the pond is also attractive.

There is a walking path around the lake, which is a perfect place for strolling and watching trees, fish, and waterfowl swim by.
It is said that fresh water and hot springs flow into the lake, and because the water temperature is high throughout the year, early in the morning in winter, one can see the fantastic sight of steam rising from the surface of the lake.

There are also restaurants in the vicinity, so please enjoy an elegant moment while directly experiencing nature.

"Facility Information "
Name: Jinlian Lake
Location: 1561-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu, Oita
Access: 25 min. walk from Yufuin Station
Closed: No holidays
Fee: Free of charge
Phone number: 0977-84-3111 (Yufuin Promotion Division, Regional Development Section)
Parking: No

Douji ~ "Yufuin "? "Yufuin "? ~

The famous hot spring resorts of Oita Prefecture "Yufuin "are written in kanji: "Yufuin "and "Yufuin ".

Since you often see both notations and both kanji characters are used on official websites, you may be confused as to which is correct.

Let's settle that question here!

It used to be "Yufuin "!

Yufuin was originally written as "Yufuin "

Kita-Yufu Village, Minami-Yufu Village, and Yudaira Village were established in 1889, and in 1936, Kita-Yufu Village and Minami-Yufu Village merged to form "Yufuin Village ".

Later, in 1948, the name was changed from "Yufuin Village "to "Yufuin Town ", but in 1955, a major merger took place again.

The merger involved "Yufuin Town "and its neighbor "Yudaira Village ".

This merger created "Yufuin Town ", which borrowed one character from Yudaira Town and changed "由 "of "Yufuin "to "湯 ".

With the Heisei merger, "Yufuin Town, Yufu City became ".

Further complicating matters was the Heisei merger of 2005.

The three towns of Shonai, Hasama, and Yufuin merged to form "Yufu City "and Yufuin Town, where Yufuin Hot Springs and Yufuin Station are located, became "Yufuin Town, Yufu City ".

Currently, "Yufuin "and "Yufuin "are not unified and both notations are still used.

There are some inns and facilities that use different designations, which may make you feel uneasy as if they were the names of different places, but there are no major differences between the two places, so there is no need to worry.

Perhaps to prevent confusion, the name is now often written in hiragana as "Yufuin ", and the name actually displayed on the station building at JR Yufuin Station is also written as "Yufuin "!


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