Yufuin is a famous resort town in Oita Prefecture. It is located approximately in the middle of Oita prefecture and there are three hot springs. Yufuin is visited by many Onsen fans all year round.
Although there is public transit including trains and buses to go to Yufuin, you will be able to travel all three hot springs efficiently if you use a rental car. When you rent a car, it is recommended to choose a car rental service office which is available for drop-off near Yufuin Station, Oita Airport, Oita Station or Hakata Station.
Yufuin is about 50 minutes drive from Oita Airport or Oita Station via Expressway, or is about an hour and 30 minutes from Hakata Station. Since Beppu is only 15 minutes drive from Yufuin, you may enjoy more hot spring tours. Lake Kinrin and Mt. Yufu are also popular tourist destinations.