Lake Kinrinko is a natural landmark in Yufuin other than Mount Yufu. Lake Kinrinko means "Golden scale Lake" or "shining scales of fish in the setting sun". I believe kin = gold. Rin = scales (of carp?). Ko = lake. Right?
Legend has it that there's a dragon that causes hot spring water to gush out from the lake.
Visiting the lake in the early morning allowed us to see the lake covered with milky white morning mist, caused by the half-cold, half-warm water of the lake.
Visit it in the evening and one can expect the Lake living up to its "golden scale" name.
The floating torii at Tenso Shrine that I blogged about, earlier.
Now, whose out enjoying their morning bath at the warm lake? ^^ Their peaceful morning bath ritual was interrupted by the visitors soon after.
After spending about an hour enjoying a quiet stroll by the lake, we had to made our retreat when tour groups came to the lake in droves. Zaini back to our cottage and me, a quick run around the neighbourhood.