Friday, August 29, 2008

Trip to Yufuin, Oita



Yufuin is famous for its outstanding mountain, Yufudake and onsen, or hot spring. There are a lot of upmarket ryokans, or Japanese style hotels.

I visited there to bathe in the onsen this spring as a day trip from Oita.






I bathed at Ryokan Musoen as a day use. The view from the outdoor bath was spectacular.

Musoen official website (in Japanese)
Day use admission: between 10 and 15 hrs, bathing allowed until 15:30.
Entrance fee: 700 yen
Bring your own towel.

--Access to Yufuin--

1-1) From Fukuoka by train (limited express):

Train #HakataYufuin
Yufu DX 17:4510:01
Yufuin-no-Mori 19:1611:28
Yufuin-no-Mori 310:1712:26
Yufu DX 312:1814:41
Yufuin-no-Mori 514:3416:44
Yufu DX 517:1819:35


1-2) To Fukuoka by train (limited express):

Train #YufuinHakata
Yufu DX 29:0711:15
Yufuin-no-Mori 212:0214:08
Yufu DX 414:1716:32
Yufuin-no-Mori 415:4818:08
Yufuin-no-Mori 617:0719:15
Yufu DX 618:4120:44


Price: 4,400 yen each way (limited express, reserved seat)
JR Pass applicable.


2) From and to Oita by train (JR):

Local trains run at least every hour and takes approx. 1 hour.
Price: 910 yen each way




3-1) From Fukuoka by bus

Hakata Station
Transport Center
Tenjin Bus CenterFukuoka Airport
Terminal 1 and 2
Fukuoka Airport
Terminal 3
Yufuin Station
8:098:258:448:4610:28
8:549:109:299:3111:13
9:369:5510:1410:1611:58
10:2610:4511:0411:0612:48
11:2611:4512:0412:0613:48
-12:4513:0413:0614:48
13:2613:4514:0414:0615:48
-14:5515:1415:1616:58
15:3615:5516:1416:1617:58
17:0617:2517:4417:4619:28
18:3618:5519:1419:1620:58



3-2) To Fukuoka by bus:

Yufuin StationFukuoka Airport
Terminal 1, 2
Fukuoka Airport
Terminal 3
Tenjin Bus CenterHakata Station
Transport Center
6:308:108:128:328:41
7:409:209:229:429:53
8:3510:1510:1710:3710:48
9:5011:3011:3211:52-
11:1512:5512:5713:17-
12:2014:0014:0214:2214:33
13:5015:3015:3215:5216:03
14:3516:1516:1716:3716:48
15:2017:0017:0217:2217:33
16:1017:5017:5218:1218:23
17:0018:4018:4219:0219:13


Legend:
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Price: one way; 2,800 yen, return; 5,000 yen

Reservation:
Kyushu Highway Bus Booking Center: 0120-489-939



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