Yufuin is another famous onsen town that we last visited in 2000 and 2008. As Yufuin and Beppu were pretty close, we had more time to stroll along the main avenue for many cool shops and to Kinrin-ko, a small pond. The snow-capped Mt Yufuin could be seen from town as long as its views were unblocked.
Kurokawa onsen (黒川温泉)
On next morning, drove uphill to Kurokawa onsen in Kumamoto Prefecture. This onsen town is much smaller yet traditional. Streets were narrow and better to stroll in the hilly town.