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Yufuin No Mori Limited Express Train (LEX)

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Yufuin No Mori Limited Express Train (LEX)

I am keen to perhaps travel by the Yufuin No Mori LEX train from Fukuoka to Yafuin if Beppu is too far for a day trip. I will have a JR rail pass - will this be suitable for use on this train? Also, once in Yufuin, are there any attractions close to the station that are worth visiting? As always, your advice is most gratefully appreciated!!

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Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Oita Prefecture, Japan
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1. Re: Yufuin No Mori Limited Express Train (LEX)

JR pass is good for this train except that there is a surcharge of ~$7 if you sit in one of the special scenery observation car seats(several rows far front). It depends on what you consider attractions. The main Yufuin attraction is within the walking distance from the JR station. The Kinrin-no-ko Lake:15 min.along the main shopping street. The lake has a hot onsen water stream feeding and bathing hut. Others are a cedar forest shrine, thousand stone Buddha mountain ridge, local craft/art shops/museums.

Yufuin is still a small quiet farming/residential onsen town mainly for Japanese tourists so don't put your expectations too high. You can do Beppu attractions from there by JR or bus.

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Oita Prefecture, Japan
2. Re: Yufuin No Mori Limited Express Train (LEX)

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