In Kyushu, Japan you can step into a quaint, cinematic vision of the English Lake District or Cotswalds region parked right in the centre of mountainous Japan.
Although all is not as it seems. This place has a distinctly enchanted Harry Potter and Beatrix Potter vibe that will delight and bewilder you.
There’s a petting zoo, an English bakery and vintage cars with ample splashes of the Union Jack everywhere. There is very little information on the internet in English about this mysterious place, yet this only adds to its mystique.
However if you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Japan and a female, then stay at the women-only hotel located next door, and overlook the Faux English wonder.
Manicured blooms round out the English look. There’s also a menagerie of rabbits, hedgehogs and a cockatoo – so not completely English then.
Yufuin Floral Village
1503-3 Yufuincho, Kawakami
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken, Japan