MARCH 6, 2020
This day was the start of our trip around the Kyushu region! We grabbed ekiben (¥1,100) to eat during our shinkansen ride to Beppu.
In Beppu Station, we bought a 1-day bus pass (¥1,600) that we can use to go to Yufuin and return to Beppu. The bus ride was almost an hour and we decided to get off at the stop near Lake Kinrin.
LAKE KINRIN is famous for its morning fog and its name came from a Confucian scholar who saw a gold-scaled fish in this lake.
We passed by a lot of cute shops while walking along the shopping street – YUNOTSUBO KAIDO. We went inside the shops selling dog- and cat-related items. Hehe.
Along the street was a small street with an entrance leading to FLORAL VILLAGE.
The place was very nostalgic for us, especially when we saw Heidi! 90s kids can definitely relate to this. I even remember when I saw Heidi’s bed made of hay, I wanted to have the same. LOL.
Other shops in Floral Village were Kiki’s Bakery, Owl Café, and those selling Studio Ghibli and other anime goodies.
We also saw a mameshiba café but outside the village. Cuties!