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About Yurihama

 

Map of Japan showing the location of Yurihama

 

Located along the coast of the Japan Sea in the center of Tottori Prefecture, Yurihama is a town surrounded by natural beauty and filled with welcoming and warm locals.

Yurihama was formed through the merger of the former towns of Hawai, Tomari, and Togo on October 1, 2004. With a population of roughly 18,000, Yurihama is known for its appetizing Twentieth Century Pears, natural hot springs (onsen), and beautiful sandy beaches.

The name “Yurihama” was actually derived using Chinese characters (kanji) that represent each of these:

Yu () = Hot Springs              Ri () = Pears        Hama () = Beaches

 

about yurihama

 

湯梨浜町は鳥取県の中央に位置し、日本海に面している町です。町民は親切で友好的で、豊かな自然に囲まれています。

 

2004年10月1日に、羽合町、泊村、そして東郷町、3つの町村が合併して、湯梨浜町が誕生しました。人口が約18,000人で、食欲をそそる二十世紀梨、癒させる温泉、そして美しい砂浜で有名です。

 

実は、「湯梨浜」という名前はその3つ特徴から名づけられました。

() = 東郷湖の温泉 () =二十世紀梨   はま() = 日本海の砂浜

3 comments

  1. Awesome 🙂 You’re courage to write it in japanese too… I m your first follower ^^ !


    • Thanks!
      Actually, I have someone correct all my Japanese before i post it…


  2. Love the Yurihama kanji breakdown you provided!

    Yurihama” is derived from these very things:
    Yu (湯) – Hot spring Ri (梨) – Pear Hama (浜) – Beach

    I never took the time to analyze those kanji until just now (okagesamade) and am rather happy with the outcome! This blog is the best thing since pears starting growing the onsen filled beaches of Yurihama! ha! But seriously, great blog! At least the best thing since sliced Texas toast! Keep it up! Very impressive! I look forward to following it for years to come!

    Thanks for all your efforts!

    Hollis (Hokuei-cho ALT)



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