Our closest town to Tsukahara is Yufuin. Yufuin is located southwest from us and about a 10 minute drive down the volcano. It’s a popular tourist spot and often the hotels are fully booked. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the scenery and hot springs. I was told that some of the restaurants feature exquisite Japanese cuisine...too expensive for my taste.
Yufuin has a varied assortment of shops, restaurants, inns, and hot springs.
There’s a beautiful lake with walking paths and a river. The river is lit by fireflies in the summer.