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Lake Kinrin in Yufuin, Kyushu, Japan
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Yufuin (湯布院町 Yufuin-chō) is a district () of the city of YufuŌitaJapan.

Yufuin was a town located in Ōita District until October 1, 2005, when Yufuin was merged with the towns of Hasama and Shōnai, all from Ōita District, to form the new city of Yufu.

Located in a green valley beneath the spectacular Mount Yufu (由布岳), a short walk from the town centre is a mix of paddy fields, housing and upmarket ryokan, with a few temples. Mount Yufu, or Yufu-dake, can be hiked in about 90 minutes. A common evening sound is the rhythmic ringing of temple bells. Although still connected to its rural roots, Yufuin is a tourist town and a popular destination for coach tours. There is a picturesque lake, and rivers flow down and across the valley. Some hotels have outdoor baths called rotenburo with a view of the mountain.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yufuin

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Taken: 11/05/2011
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