Tuesday, 20 March 2012

It's A Wet Day - A Stroll In Yufuin

Yufuin - a town famous as one of the best of hot-spring resorts in Japan. For the hot-spring we went, early December last year.

As luck would have it, it rained the whole day on the second day we were there. Just like what happened at Bessho Onsen in 2010. We wanted to go sightseeing around the onsen resort town but heavy rain thwarted our plan. Two hot-spring resorts, two years in a row!

Good thing the rain was reduced into a drizzle and we just make do with a stroll around the town area, walking from our hotel towards Yufuin Station.



I was tempted to buy one of those colourful umbrellas, but it'll be hard to lug a souvenir umbrella around! Our cheap transparent umbrella was enough to keep us dry from the rain anyway. ^^
Notice what the woman was looking at? It's a place where a certain feline is worshiped. ;)

32 comments:

  1. Those umbrellas make a beautiful display and brighten up a rainy day. But I'm like you, I don't usually buy them. I lose them....

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    1. I probably won't be using those umbrellas if I got them! I'd probably just keep them in the home. ;p

      and yeah, I tend to forget and misplace umbrellas too. That transparent umbrella? It ended up being left behind in Osaka. ;(

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  2. It's really nice place for sightseeing like Kamakura and Kawagoe. :)

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  3. It's a beautiful town, even in the rain! It's so beautiful that I'll even forgive them that feline shrine. It must be gorgeous in spring and early summer. You really need to get your butt over here in spring one year. :D

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    1. Spring = school time. Definitely no visit to Japan unless Raimie gets left behind.

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    2. Oh. :( Bummer. OK, you can come when Raimie is grown up and you're retired. You can visit me in my old age home and push me to the nearest sakura in my wheelchair. :D

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    3. Sure.

      If I'm not dead yet. xD

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  4. I always browsed your site too see scenery...Japan is far too expensive for me. Making the second trip to Japan definitely out of budget.

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    1. Well, at least with Air Asia the flight tickets can be less expensive (very much more so) than before. ^^

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  5. I like the photos here! maybe because it's raining! : D

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    1. Rain makes the scenery more vivid. ;)

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  6. I thought the rain makes the scenery that much nicer and pleasant haha!

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    1. me too!

      But walking around in the rain, especially when the temperature is less than 10 degrees is no fun. xD

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  7. Love that shop with all those colorful umbrellas! : )

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  8. OK, just pinned that photo of Raimie with the umbrellas on Pinterest! Are you on Pinterest? Come visit me! http://pinterest.com/foongpc : )

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  9. Seeing you hvg so much fun, now I considering backpacking to Japan dy!;D

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    1. Aiyah! Why need backpacking.

      No need backpack lah. So mah fan one! There are nice, affordable hotels in Japan and no need to lug heavy bags around. xD

      Travel in style. :)

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  10. Yufuin a quite a famous town in Japan for hot springs. I hear it is extremely crowded and has been developed quite a lot due to tourist numbers. How did you find it?

    Japan Australia

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    1. When the tourists (locals, Chinese and Korean mostly) in tour groups starts coming in bus loads, yeah it got kinda crowded.

      Otherwise, no big issue.

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  11. Very nice environment to walk... makes me feel like taking a trip there....

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    1. It sure is. And with shops and cafes lined up on the street - really nice for a couple's walk. ^^

      Where are you now? Still in Perth?

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  12. 0Oh dear, the scenery is awesome! No wonder you guys love jap so much, I wish I cld giv it a go one day!;D

    p/s: I won't blog my Taiwan trip(the pic upload kinda slow), anyway I alrdy did on FB(moonlight_zone@yahoo.co.uk) just add me!;D

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    1. First you wish.

      Then, you make it happen.

      That's how life usually goes. Right? :)

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  13. Looks like a fun place to stroll despite the drizzle. Those umbrellas are beautiful. Smart to have them in the background for a photo. If it's rainy, does it mean you should enjoy the hot onsen more?

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    1. Yup, it was a nice stroll despite the drizzle. Was raining heavily a few hours before that, though.

      You bet it was nice to soak in an onsen and watch the rain drops. (We had both indoor and outdoor onsen for our room). ^^

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  14. It is very nostalgic to see you are there in rainy day.I hope you will enjoy hot spring at Yufuin next year.

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    1. We probably won't be going back to Yufuin so soon.

      It's going to be hot spring in Hokkaido, next! ^^

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  15. Would love to visit this quaint little town and relax in its hotspring. The umbrellas are pretty but it is a hassle to bring this souvenir as you go on sightseeing tours.

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    1. It is really very nice there, ECL!

      But got to travel a bit to get there. ;)

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  16. I love the moist and the sound of the rain drops on rainy days. :D

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    1. Me too!

      Running in the drizzle can be rather nice too. :)

      Snuggling under a blanket in rainy days is bliss.

      ^^

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