Yufuin Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Yufuin!

Although the neighboring hot spring resort of Beppu may be larger, Yufuin has a wealth of art museums, cafes and boutiques along its main street, giving the town an atmosphere of a trendy shopping area. Nonetheless, visitors flock to the area’s lodgings to enjoy bathing, with some open to daytime guests for bathing only while other hot springs are only open to those guests staying overnight.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Yufu, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Yufuin!

Although the neighboring hot spring resort of Beppu may be larger, Yufuin has a wealth of art museums, cafes and boutiques along its main street, giving the town an atmosphere of a trendy shopping area. Nonetheless, visitors flock to the area’s lodgings to enjoy bathing, with some open to daytime guests for bathing only while other hot springs are only open to those guests staying overnight.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yufuin Onsen, Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

Natural hot springs are, of course, are a must-try in Yufuin.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Kinrin, Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

In addition to Mount Yufu, Lake Kinrin is another best natural landmark of Yufuin, which is a small lake located at the end of the town’s main walking route.

The lake produces not just natural hot springs, but also clean water as well. The water temperature of this lake is relatively high compared to other lakes in Japan and it has a very clear surface as well. You can enjoy watching the fresh water fish swimming around the lake during the day and a great sunset view.

In addition to its great sceneries, you can also find many small shops and cafes, a small shrine (Tenso Shrine), and some public baths (our favorite is Shitanyu!) along the walking paths.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-, 1479-1 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

Yufuin Showakan represents the streetscapes of Showa period, where you can enjoy the rouse feelings of nostalgia.

You can see many vintage artefacts in that area such as but not limited to: vintage cars, barber shops, camera stores, electronic goods, old clinics, small bars, old post offices, schools, public bath, small and cheap candy stores, and retro interior shops.

Why don’t you stop by Yufuin Showakan to enjoy its wonderful vintage atmosphere?

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yufuin Stained Glas Museum, 2461-3 Kawakami Yufuincho, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

Opened in 1996, Yufuin Stained Glass Museum exhibits European antique stained glass, which most of them were mainly produced in the 1800s.

The museum accommodates 7 exhibition rooms, a souvenir shop, and a tea room. In the tea room, you can find “Neal’s House” and “St. Robert Church”. The stained glass inside the church is extremely gorgeous and beautiful.

We strongly recommend you to check the schedule of the church beforehand on the website, as you cannot see the stained glass collection if there is a wedding ceremony held at the church.

Mainly exhibiting stained glasses from England, Germany, and France, you can also experience stained glass making at this museum as well!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village, 1542-1 Kawakami, Yufuincho, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

Yufuin Floral Village is a unique amusement facility established in 2012. Representing Cotswold, the most beautiful village in the world located in England, Yufuin Floral Village is very famous among both the locals and the visitors as well.

You would feel like you just jumped into a fairytale book as you entered this site. You can see many beautiful and cute buildings made from stone, and colorful flowers blooming covering the garden.

You can also find many shops selling peter rabbit and harry potter merchandises, and bakeries selling cute breads and confectioneries as well. Ladies travelers can also stay at the ladies hotel as well, which is equipped with public bath as well.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yunohira Onsen, Yufuincho Yunohira, Yufu 879-5112 Oita Prefecture

Yunohira Onsen Stone Pave

Stop At: Yunotsubo Kaido, Kawakami Yufuincho, Yufu Oita Prefecture

The main shopping street, Yunotsubo Street, connects Kinrin Lake with Yufuin Station. The street has more than 50 different stores, including restaurants and cafes offering dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, and souvenir shops where visitors can find unique items.

The tiled roofs on the walls are fascinating, as they were built to emulate the towns of the late Edo period.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Comico Art Museum Yufuin, 2995-1 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

COMICO ART MUSEUM YUFUIN is museum designed by prominent architect, Kengo Kuma. It usually displays works from noted artists such as Takashi Murakami and Hiroshi Sugimoto. It is referred to as the birthplace of new form of art, as it also makes a place for creators to communicate, focusing on manga, novels, and movies.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yufuin Orgel no Mori, 1477-1 Yufuincho Kawakami 2f, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

Yufuin Kuso no Mori Artegio is a music and art museum. Each of the exhibits is one of a kind, with artist and instrument motifs. Guests will slip into a world of artwork and melodies upon stepping inside the museum. At the adjacent tea room, you can relish a tasty chocolate drink or the above-mentioned P Roll.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Watakushi Art Museum, 1266-8 Yufuincho Kawakami Torigoe, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture

You’ll find the lovely Watakushi Museum tucked in the vast Yufuin greenery. The museum displays around 100 pieces of art by numerous artists with a strong connection to the Kyushu region, such as the painters Hiroki Oda, from Fukuoka Prefecture, and Tatsuo Takayama, born in Oita Prefecture.

Duration: 1 hour