Locating near the edge of the shopping area in Yufuin, the Yufuin Floral Village is an interesting shopping area model after an English little town – Cotswolds. Floral Village features yellow limestone small houses, petting zone, a pond with ducks, a fountain, and decorated with flowers and an antique English car. You may find all kinds of souvenirs and gift items from fantasy animates and children’s stories such as Kiki’s Bakery, Alice in the wonderland, Peter Rabbit, and Harry Potter in the village. It’s a lovely place to spend some time walking around and take photos.
One of the must-visit places in Yufuin Floral Village is Cheshire Cat’s Forest which obviously was named after the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in the wonderland”. Grinning Cheshire cats are no where in sight yet you won’t be disappointed because there are more than 10 curious Bengal cats wandering around a nicely decorated temperature controlled cafe.
For ¥780, you can get one drink and spend half an hour in the cafe to play with the cats. They are curious animals and very good at spotting new comers to play with. Great fun! Highly recommended.
Address: 1503-3 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu, Ōita Prefecture 879-5102, Japan
Phone: +81 977-85-5132
Hours: 09:30 – 17:30
Parking: not available
Transportation: 15-20 minutes walk from Yufuin Station