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All reviews nice walk train station early in the morning nice stop cafe la ruche restaurants and shops heavy mist hot spring water steam rising feel peaceful morning mist walk around worth a visit nice cafe natural beauty a tad chinese tourists
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake is easily accessible and paths run round most of it. It can be crowded and is perhaps best visited early morning or towards end of afternoon. There is an attractive shrine with small tori.

Thank mangerbien
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to still be able to catch the morning mist rising from the lake at around 8am. It was a 25-30 minute walk from our hotel near the yufuin train station, but a nice place worth visiting. Cafe la Ruche near the lake is a good place to have breakfast as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends were there to check out the streets of Yufu-in, the lake was nice but it is what it is: a lake. Recommend was a nice stroll and nothing more.

Thank Jerome C
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The lake was few minutes walk from my hotel with very peaceful view, it better when was less crowded, a lots of Korean and Chinese tourists on my visit.

Thank SA0614
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Very cute small lake with bridges, make weeping trees, and lots of carp. Lovely short stroll from the main town of Yufuin.

Thank mobetrotter
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We took taxi from Yufuin Station to Lake Kinrin with only 10 minutes. You may be disappointed if you have high expectation on it. It is only a normal lake, may be it is not the right season to visit there.

Thank Kwok Ho T
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you've gotten tired of the crowds on Yunotsubo Road (the main shopping street in Yufuin), you can walk a few blocks and sit under the trees lining this small lake. There's a small Shinto shrine on one end that you can relax by. The mountain behind the lake is spectacular as are all the mountains surrounding Yufuin. There are also restrooms in the area.

Thank Nelson P
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Kinrin Lake or Kinrinko is must visit place for travellers making a stopover at Yufuin. It is such a beautiful lake with a serene vibe. As it has both hot and cold springs welling up from its bottom so, visiting it in the morning is a plus. Try wandering along walking paths around the lake. They offer great views of the nature. If you can walk a little further, you may find a small shrine located at the lake’s southern end very interesting. There are several cafes and shops where you can also just sit, enjoy your meals/ drinks and soak up the sun. You can walk from a Floral Village to this place.

Thank Simplysiri S
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

It should be called rather pond than lake. It’s surrounded by temples and shrines and hotels.

Good place to take a walk around the “lake.”

Thank NYLON_nomad
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful lake in Yufuin area. Mirror lake. Surrounded by green and mountain. Nice cafe next to the Lake Kirin. Very enjoy sipping coffee and environment. Very popular cold soba restaurant close to the lake (long long queue).

Thank Mollymoon_26
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