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2017.11.07 (Tue)


The 3rd Matsuzaki Genki Matsuri will be held at the Yurihama Central Community Center (505 Ryuto, Yurihama) on November 12 from 9:30am until 1pm.

 Come and enjoy various stage events, local food, handmade goods, locally grown vegetables, a flea market, games, pastel art, and more. You will also be able to enjoy a relaxing massage, check your memory, and learn more about disaster prevention and preparedness.




2017.06.07 (Wed)



Venue:         Shiokaze no Oka Tomari
1313 Tomari, Yurihama-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori-ken

Registration Deadline: GGPR3
Registration Fee: 1,000 yen per person
(Special price for exchange students and foreigners living in Japan! Includes lunch for both days and commemorative goods)


  1. Free shuttle bus service available from Tottori Station, Central Tottori General Office (in front of TPIEF’s Kurayoshi office), or Yonago Station.
  2. Rental clubs and balls will be available for use at no extra charge.
  3. Gameplay will follow the rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
  4. The event will still be held in the event of rain; however, the event is subject to change in the event of severe weather.
  5. There will be an optional welcome reception held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, before the tournament begins. This is free for all participants to attend.

Learn more here!GGPR4

Inquiries & Applications:

International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1
E-mail:               TEL: 0858-35-5368
– OR –
Yurihama Coordinator for International Relations – Julianna Keleher
E-mail:           TEL: 0858-35-5311



2017.05.24 (Wed)


GG2In March 2017, small delegation from Yurihama met with a representative from the Japan-Hawaii Ground Golf Association, based in Honolulu (Oahu, HI). The groups discussed the future of ground golf and how to further promote the game, especially internationally. As the home of ground golf, Yurihama was excited to hear that the health, social, and recreational benefits were being enjoyed in Hawaii as well.

Mayor Miyawaki also promoted this year’s Yurihama International Ground Golf Open, to be held October 20-21, 2017, at Yurihama’s dedicated ground golf course Shiokaze no Oka Tomari, as well as the 2021 Kansai World Masters Games.




2017.05.04 (Thu)



 For those participating in this year’s Yurihama English Conversation Class, this is just a reminder that the first class of the spring term will be held next Tuesday (May 9) at the Hawai Community Center.

See you there!



日時: 5月9日(火)
小学生クラス 午後7時~午後7時40分
一般クラス 午後7時50分~午後9時

場所: 湯梨浜町中央公民館羽合分館 多目的室



2017.02.01 (Wed)


Winner of the 40th Tottori Prefecture Cultural Publication Award (sponsored by the New Nihonkai Shimbun Company in cooperation with the Tottori Printing Industry Association), The Hōki Province’s Legend of the Celestial Maiden’s Heavenly Robes (伯耆国羽衣天女伝説) both tells and discusses the local legend of a celestial maiden said to have descended atop Yurihama’s Mt. Ueshi, where her heavenly robes were stolen (and thus preventing her from returning home), and later ascending back to the heavens beyond Kurayoshi’s Mt. Utsubuki, where her children played their flute and drum in hopes their mother would return.

Mr. Tohru Notsu presents the story in context of the area, including beautiful and striking images of the spots where the events were said to take place, and compares the local legend to similar stories found throughout Japan.

Readings are included for the more difficult kanji that appear in the book and while the book is rather academic, it was written with the general public in mind in an easy-to-understand manner, making it very accessible for non-native Japanese speakers and learners. It is a recommended read for those interested in Japanese myths, legends, culture and history!!celestial-maiden-robes2

If you are interested, The Hōki Province’s Legend of the Celestial Maiden’s Heavenly Robes is available through the
Continuing Education and Human Rights Promotion Division
(生涯学習・人権推進課 TEL: 0858-35-5368) at the Yurihama town hall for 2,000 yen (tax incl.)!