Review: Kyushu Karnival – Exploring Yufuin

Introduction
Cathay Pacific The Cabin Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Dragonair 380 A330-300 Business Class Hong Kong to Fukuoka
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Seikai Beppu
Dining at Seikai Beppu
Exploring Beppu
Hoteiya Yufu City
Dining at Hoteiya Yufu City
Exploring Yufuin
Lounge Fukuoka Fukuoka
Dragonair 381 A330-300 Business Class Fukuoka to Hong Kong

Yufuin was one of the places that I originally didn’t feel like going to. It didn’t seem as intriguing as Aso, it was smaller, and it was f*cking close to Beppu, so I wasn’t a fan at the start.

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Yufuin Store Toy Cars

I really have no idea where to start with Yufuin. On one hand it exceeded my expectations and was a damn charming little city, on the other hand it’s ridiculously touristy.

We started off with the main shopping area, and pretty much stayed there the whole time. That’s where I could feel the vibe of the place, but it was kind of bland given the amount of tourists there were.

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area Parking Lot

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area view of Yufudake

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area

All food stalls there sell local Japanese delicacies, and they range from very good to phenomenal, so I’m a fan.

I guess the place wasn’t too internationalised either.

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area Sign

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area Shop Interior Goods

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Yufuin Main Shopping Area Shop Interior Goods

The first day we walked out onto the long branch of shops, where we had food, and bought a lot.

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Floral Village (inside Yufuin Shopping Area)

The area was actually really quaint and beautiful.

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Shopping Area

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Yufuin Shopping Area Shop (Ben, you’ll love this!)

I’ll definitely leave most of the area for y’all to check out yourself.

One thing worth noting though. Before the day the weather got much better (the day we flew back), we went up to the “Sagiridai Over Look” where we had a great view of the city.

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Sagiridai Over Look, Yufuin

Wow.

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View up from Sagiridai Over Look

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Sagiridai Over Look View

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Sagiridai Over Look View

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Sagiridai Over Look View

Coffee addicts need not be worried though.

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illy Coffee Yufuin Shopping Area

Overall I loved the area, and won’t hesitate to return, though might stay at a different hotel just for reviewing’s sake.

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