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    Maple Yabakei

    by gogonicetrip Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Maple Ybakei Cycle Line is the cycling course made on the former site of Yabakei Rail road along the Yamakuni River, and the total distance of its course is 36km.

    The cycling course was awarded the 1st place of the cycling course ranking of the Nikkei Newspaper Company.

    You can use a rental cycle to enjoy cycling.

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    Rakan-ji

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 15, 2007

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    Rakan-ji is a temple made in the caves on the precipitous cliff mountain in 12th century and is the Rakan-ji head temple of Soto sect.

    The gate and main structure of the temple and about 3700 stone Buddha are constructed in the caves on the mountain.

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    Yabakei revine

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 15, 2007

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    Yabakei ravine is a precipitous cliff in the middle of the Yamakuni river in Oita-ken and is known for its beautiful autumn leaves.

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    Kinrinko, is a lake in Yufuin

    by gogonicetrip Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Kinrinko, is a lake springing the hot spring from the bottom of lake and is one of the popular sight seeing spots in Yufuin.

    There are hot spring, restaurants and a hotel around Kinrinko.

    - 20 minute walk from JR Yufuin Station
    - 7 minute by bicycle

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    Kyusyu Yufuin Mingeimura

    by gogonicetrip Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Kyusyu Yufuin Mineimura (means folk craft village), is a theme park of the folk craft which reconstructed the old merchant's family and old warehouse of various parts of Kyushu.

    - A 20 minute walk from JR Yufuin Station

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    Mt. Yufu

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    Mt. Yufu is a lava dome type active volcano which is located in Yufuin Oita, consisting of two peaks, East Mine and West Mine, altitude is 1584m.

    From the summit of the mountain, Mt. Kuju, Mt. Sobo and Mt. Aso, can be seen.
    On a clear day, you can see as far as Mt. Hikosan and Mt Unzen : some 100 km away.

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    • Mountain Climbing

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    Foot bath in Yufuin

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    Foot bath, is located at the platform of JR Yufuin Station.

    Why don't you try to take the foot bath before take a train?

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    Yufuin Art Museum

    by gogonicetrip Written Apr 13, 2007

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    Yufuin Art Museum, is exhibiting the works of Kei Sato who is a painter and also a poet.

    Tadayoshi Sato was born in Hiroshima, the southern part of the central island of Japan in 1918.
    He named himself "Kei Sato" as a poet and painter. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to Tokyo, and then entered a painting school in Tokyo. At the age of 21, he joined the army, and fought in one place after another in China until the armed forces was discharged, when he was 27.

    In 1948, at the age of 29, although he had started composing poetry, he devoted his all energies to painting, taking advantage of being selected for the first time for the exhibition of the Free Artists Institute. In April of 1956, Kei went on a wandering journey, which took him from the southernmost to the northernmost points of Japan.

    In the autumn of 1960, he came down with cerebral paralysis on his journey. On the 30th of December in the next year, Kei, age 42, passed away in Yufuin, Oita, where his mother and younger brother were living.

    He, who had remained unmarried and unknown, gave his name as "the Founder of the Religion of Art" and lived to seek after truth throughout his life.

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    Miyasako-sekibutsu, Stone Buddha

    by gogonicetrip Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    Miyasako-sekibutsu is a Stone Buddha located in Ogata district, was made around 800 years ago.

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