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2018.02.26 (Mon)


湯梨浜スーパー まるごう

Part of a chain of supermarkets found throughout Tottori and Shimane, Marugo is your typical mid-priced grocery store, with a good selection of fresh meat and produce, pre-made meals, etc., and a limited selection of household necessities. The Hawai location is also conveniently located next to the Wellness drugstore along Route 179.
Hours: 9am-10pm
湯梨浜スーパー まるごう2


湯梨浜スーパー あじそう

湯梨浜スーパー あじそう1

Offering a slightly different selection of products, including an in-store bakery, Ajiso is another reasonably-priced chain supermarket found in Yurihama. It is also found along Route 179 near the Lawson convenience store’s Tajiri location.
Hours: 10am-10pm




湯梨浜スーパー 夢マート

Yume Mart is a small farmers market featuring a variety of locally-grown fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, breads, tsukemono, local goods, and more. There is also a confectionary corner with small cakes and sweets available. 湯梨浜スーパー ゆめマート

Yume Mart is located near the Yurihama Town Hall and JA Tottori Bank’s Hawai Branch and is found in the same building as a small Poplar convenience store.
Hours: 9am-6pm




足湯~ Hot Springs Footbaths

2018.02.12 (Mon)



Each named for one of the seven gods of good fortune, there are 7 chloride sulfate hot springs footbath (足湯 ashiyu) locations found around the perimeter of Yurihama’s Lake Tōgō.足湯3

Visitors can relax and soak their feet while conversing with friends, making new acquaintances, getting lost in a good book, waiting for their onsen tamago to cook, or simply enjoying the scenery.

Recommended for anyone who may be a bit hesitant to undress in front of others but who wants to take advantage of the Japanese onsen experience, all footbaths are free to use and are open year-round (except during maintenance and weekly cleanings).

Don’t forget to bring a towel!

足湯5Located near the entrance to the Yu no Yado Saika Japanese-stye inn in the Hawai Onsen district of Yurihama, the Fukurokuju no Yu footbath is found in an old wooden structure with a calm and serene atmosphere. It is especially recommended for healing bruises and improving circulation. Hours: 10am – 9pm

足湯7With a southern European feel and tropical plants, the Ebisu no Yu footbath is the perfect place to unwind. It is found just across the way from the Suigou Japanese-style inn.                                  Hours: 10am – 9pm

足湯9Conveniently located across from the Yamamoto Business Hotel and the Yamamoto Souvenir Shop, Juroujin no Yu is a unique footbath that was built around the bench of the bus stop.          Hours: 10am – 9pm

Built inside of an old shijimi clam fishing boat, the Benzaiten no Yu footbath is located near a dock and offers a spectacular view of the lake. It’s the perfect spot to watch a romantic sunset!                      Hours: 10am – 9pm

足湯11Found in Yurihama’s Megumi no Yu Park, the Hotei no Yu (Megumi no Yu) not only offers a beautiful view of the lake, but visitors can also enjoy making onsen tamago at this location (you should let the eggs cook for about 25 minutes). This footbath is also popular with the locals, making it the perfect spot to meet and chat with the local residents!
Open 24/7

足湯⑭The Bishamonten no Yu (Koi no Yu) is an open-air footbath marked by a monument of two carps within the Togo Lakeshore (Kohan) Park. It is said to make a wish for true love come true if you enter it together. Visitors can also enjoy making onsen tamago at this location (you should let the eggs cook for about 18 minutes).               Hours: 10am – 9pm

Yurihama’s only indoor footbath, the Daikokuten no Yu footbath is found inside the popular bakery and restaurant Panini and offers an incredible view of the lake.                 Hours: 10am – 5pm
Panini Tel: 0858-24-4722



国際GG大会2017 報告

2017.12.19 (Tue)


Yurihama’s 3rd annual International Ground Golf Open was successfully held last month at Shiokaze no Oka in the Tomari district of Yurihama. Over 100 ground golf enthusiasts hailing from 11 countries across the globe gathered together with players from, or currently living in, Japan for a weekend of ground golf, international exchange, and fun.

GG大会08A special welcome reception and social mixer was held for the GG Open participants on 19 October 2017 (Thursday), at the Suimeiso Hotel in Yurihama, where those who had participated in previous tournaments met up with old friends, first-time participants made new acquaintances, and everyone enjoyed

The ground golf open kicked off the next day with an opening ceremony, with remarks from the event chairman and mayor of Yurihama, Mr. Masamichi Miyawaki, and head of the Japan Ground Golf Association, Mr. Kazuo Sonoyama. During their breaks in-between rounds, players were also able to enjoy a free matcha green tea service, tonjiru soup (made with pork and vegetables), and the beautiful view from atop the hill.

Gameplay was followed by a small forum where representatives from Korea, China, Taiwan, France, Spain, Poland, and Mongolia met to discuss the creation of an international organization, issues regarding access to equipment across the globe, and upcoming tournaments and events.

For the first time this year, the tournament was held across two days, with participants completing 4 courses (8 holes each). Although there was some cloudy and lightly rainy weather on Day 2 of the tournament, players were able to enjoy gameplay while making connections with the other participants, as well as a raffle following the awards ceremony.




2017.11.13 (Mon)


This year’s Yurihama Family Day is set for 11/17,
with the entire week of 11/13-11/19 being designated as Family Week.FamilyDay03

Yurihama’s Family Day is held each year on the third Friday of November with the aim of bringing families closer together, promoting family time, and drawing attention to how family members can help and support each other in household chores and other tasks.

We invite you to take part and focus on communication and connection within your family.


・Focus on Communication
Work on building a strong relationship where everyone feels comfortable opening up and sharing their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with each other.

・Family Meal Time
Meals together are an important way to connect with your family and provide the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together. It may be fun to switch up who cooks the meal as well!

・Rethink Chores and Tasks
Sit down with family members and take another look at who is expected to do what to help out.




2017.09.20 (Wed)


Appointed by Yurihama Mayor Masamichi Miyawaki as a
one of the town’s community revitalization coordinators in April 2017,
Yoshimoto comedian Kato Appli (加藤アプリ) has been living and growing 20th Century pears in the Miyauchi district of Yurihama while working to promote Yurihama and its delicious and juicy pears to people all throughout Japan for the past 5 and a half months.

Kato Appli came to Yurihama as part of a joint project with the Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co. Ltd. meant to contribute towards efforts to advance sixth-sector industrialization (which involves vertical integration by agricultural producers by combining the processing and distribution of their products into their operations ) and promoting pear sales. The ultimate goal includes helping the rural farm industry improve profitability as well as helping to secure the next generation of farmers.

As the pear season kicks into full swing, Appli has been busy spreading the word about Yurihama and its appetizing pears while harvesting his own crop of 20th Century pears.

With 10 years of experience as a chef under his belt, Appli has additionally worked with Yurihama’s Restaurant Kikka to create the “Yurihama Triple Ramen,” which introduces Yurihama’s shijimi clams and hirame (flatfish) to the region’s famous gyūkotsu beef broth ramen. He also makes regular appearances at local events, where he has showcased Yurihama puns, including “arigatōgō “ (a play on words using “arigatō (thank you)” and Tōgō) and “Yurihamax.”


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2017.09.13 (Wed)


A play on words between the word for to love (愛す・aisu) and ice cream (アイス・aisu), Yurihama Loves ice cream is made using an assortment of ingredients from Yurihama.

With a wide range of flavors, from sweet fruity flavors to Japanese sake, available in single serving cups, Yurihama Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool down from the lingering heat of summer☆




I ❤ Yurihama アロハ・カーニバル

2017.06.14 (Wed)



The Tourism Division of the Yurihama Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working with the Tourism Association and Ryokan Union to put on this year’s Aloha Carnival. Featuring an array of water sports, Hawaii-inspired menus, and special events, it’s the perfect way to include a bit of fun, sun, and aloha into your summer!

Enjoy the sunshine while canoeing on the lake, trying to keep your balance in the Lake Tuber, stretching your body with yoga on the terrace, or gliding over the water on a stand up paddle board, and then refuel with one of the special menus available at participating locations, including the Aloha Rice Bowl (based off of loco moco), Aloha Burger, and more!

Check back for more information or keep up to date with the latest information and events on the executive committee’s Facebook page (Japanese) at: