2018.01.23 (Tue)


 The Yurihama International Friendship Association (YIFA) holds events throughout the year aimed at promoting cross-cultural understanding. This February, YIFA invites you to come and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony led by Ms. Shu Koushin at the Enchoen Chinese Garden.

Instructor          Ms. Shu Koushin
Location            Enchoen Chinese Garden (565-1 Hikiji, Yurihama)
Date                 Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time                 Class A: 1:30 – 2:30pm      Class B: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Fee                   YIFA Member 300円     Non-Member 500円

Inquiries & Application to Attend
Yurihama Town Planning Division
TEL: 0858-35-5311
E-mail: juliannak@yurihama.jp (Coordinator for International Relations)





2018.01.15 (Mon)


Come join us for the 4th annual Yurihama International Ground Golf Open, to be held at the home of ground golf, Shiokaze no Oka Tomari (Tomari Sea Breeze Hill) on GGPRa With simple rules and an emphasis on courtesy, no experience is needed to play ground golf or enjoy its numerous social and health benefits. This tournament also provides an excellent opportunity to meet and network with people from throughout the world.


GGPR4 2,000円 per person
(includes lunch for both days and cost of insurance and is to be paid at registration table on first day of tournament)


  1. Play will follow the rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
  2. Free rental clubs, balls, and markers will be available.
  3. The event will still be held in the event of rain; however, the event is subject to change in the event of severe weather.
  4. There will be an optional welcome reception held on Friday, May 18, 2018, before the tournament begins. This is free for all participants to attend.

International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1 E-mail: groundgolf@yurihama.jp                  TEL: 0858-35-5368


2017ゆるキャラグランプリ 結果

2018.01.08 (Mon)



A big thank you to everyone who supported Yurihama’s mascot character Yuririn in last year’s nationwide Yurukyara Grand Prix!

With your support, Yuririn broke into the double digits in the 2017 grand prix and ranked 89th in the local mascot category. She will continue to represent Yurihama and its warm and wonderful citizens while promoting the town’s relaxing onsen, delicious pears and produce, as well as the area’s sandy beaches- not to mention ground golf, the Yurihama Walking Resort, and more.ゆるキャラ5




2018.01.01 (Mon)



Happy Holidays!♪

2017.12.25 (Mon)



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.




2017.12.11 (Mon)


Just a little over a year has passed since the 2016 Central Tottori Earthquake hit Yurihama and its surrounding areas. While the number of tarps marking damaged homes and buildings has decreased, repairs are still underway.

In remembrance, a gorgeous cast of local singers from an array of genres are coming together to put on a recovery concert. The concert will include performances by Sara Yanai, Koji Nishimura, Tatsuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichiro Matsushima, and Mari Kohama, with special guest announcer Katoh Appli.コンサート1

Tickets are 1,000円 and are available at Hawai Aloha Hall and all Town Hall locations. All seating is general admission.