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Yufuin Basin

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Address: Yufuincho, Yufu 879-5102, Oita Prefecture
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Small lake with different great view at different time

It is a small lake with different great views. Visit there before sunrise and sunset time. Before dawn, you will see the foggy and beautiful picture because the hotspring water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There's is nothing to look forward to...just a tiny ugly pond with lots of Korean and Chinese tourists. Any unknown pond in Kyoto beats this. Unless you come early by 7am to catch the mist rising from the pond, there is absolutely nothing to get excited about.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a pretty place but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. I returned nearby from the climb of Yufu-dake (if you follow the trail down as described in lonely planet hiking in Japan, you arrive nearby this pond). I especially liked the communal (mixed) onsen which is close to the lake. Great to rewind after... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It is a small lake with different great views. Visit there before sunrise and sunset time. Before dawn, you will see the foggy and beautiful picture because the hotspring water and cold water meet together and create the fog. It is just like a dream. At sunset, you will understand why it is called 'golden scales lake'. The lake reflects... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

location is far from train station street have some food shop and design shop. you can enjoy in there but dont expect it very good. it just OK

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hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

although i can't go there at early morning but late afternoon also pretty & adorable. good place to take a short rest.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The morning mist in Yufuin / Lake Kinrin gives a sense of calm and peace to the whole area. A stroll in this town is very relaxing and enjoyable. There are some local ramen restaurants and ensure not to miss out on local desserts.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Go there early in the morning at sunrise, to see the mist. That give you a sense of tranquility and peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The mist over the lake gave the whole area a mysterious feel and in the early morning, there are not many people around which leaves you plenty of time and space to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the environment. Another perk about waking early is the relatively empty streets and you can snap pictures easily. The streets were covered... More 

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