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Lake Kinrin
AddressYufuincho Kawakami, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
ContactYufu City Commerce, Industry & Tourism Division


Lake Kinrin is very mysterious in that it possesses two separate springs at its bottom.
The lake is said to have been named in 1884 by Confucian scholar Mori Kuso when he witnessed the scales of a fish in the Lake glare in gold from the sunset.
The early morning mist in the fall and winter season commands a beautiful view. The morning dew is said to be caused by the water of the lake containing evaporating hot spring water.
A walkway is maintained on the premises and offers a great look at the fish and the birds inhabiting this clear water lake. This is also a popular foliage viewing spot as well.

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