Posts Tagged ‘東郷湖’

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湯梨浜町夏祭り 水郷祭

2018.07.17 (Tue)

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Tōgō Lakeshore Park near the Suimeisō Hotel in Yurihama
~平成30年7月22日(日)~東郷湖畔公園(東伯郡湯梨浜町旭)~

5:30pm 東郷中ブラスバンド・龍踊り
Tōgō Junior High School Brass Bandsuigosai2
Ryū Odori (Dance of the Dragon)

7:00pm 浪人踊り
Rōnin Odori (traditional local dance)

神輿渡御
Mikoshi Togyo (procession of portable Shinto shrine)

7:50pm 灯ろう流し
Tōrou-nagashi (paper lanterns are set afloat)

8:30pm 花火大会
Fireworks Display

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!❤。・

2017.02.14 (Tue)

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Yurihama’s Shitori Shrine was an important shrine of the Hōki Province and is said to enshrine the goddess Princess Shitateru, shitori-shrinewho was known for both her beauty and intelligence. As such, the shrine has become known as a power spot for women seeking to increase their feminine charm or find a good match.

As you head towards the shrine, you will also find the “Anzan Iwa,” which is a large boulder said to answer prayers for safe childbirth.

 

While you’re there, don’t forget to get your Kahori Bukuro, which are cute and fragrant protective charms sold at the shrine.

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You should offer one of these as you pray at the shrine and keep the other with you to bring about the blessings of Princess Shitateru.

There are 3 types, each said to have a different effect on the holder:

miyabiThis blend of pink and red roses enhances the holder’s beauty and grace.

kokoroThis blend of rosemary and marigold brings about rejuvenation and spiritual rebirth.

nukumoriThis blend of orange peels and marigolds is said to help bring the kindness and warmth of Princess Shitateru to the holder.

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This onsen hot springs footbath is found on the shores of Lake Tōgō. You will know you found the right place when you see a monument of two koi (carp).
It is said that lovers should touch their feet to the bottom of the statue to solidify their koi (love). Couples wishing for a child could then pray to the nearby Jibo Kannon (Loving Mother). According to legend, you are supposed to pray from the right side of the statue for a boy and from the left for the girl.

 

For everyone with someone special, there are many wonderful cafes and restaurants to enjoy in Yurihama- not to mention the beautiful and romantic sunset over Lake Tōgō!

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Aloha Monument ・ アロハ・モニュメント

2016.06.16 (Thu)

Aloha Monument

Aloha Monument Photo

  In June of 2014, Yurihama unveiled the Aloha Monument as it kicked off its first Aloha Carnival. The monument was constructed to commemorate both the 10th anniversary of the creation of the town through merging the former towns of Hawai, Tomari, and Tōgō, and to celebrate the ongoing friendship and exchange between Yurihama and Hawaii.

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  The Aloha Monument is located in Yurihama’s Tōgō Hawai Seaside Park (near the Driving License Center and across the way from Hawai Yu~Town), against a breathtaking backdrop of the beauty of Lake Tōgō and the surrounding natural greenery. Attempting to capture just a bit of the aloha spirit, the monument is engraved with 2 hands making Hawaii’s shaka sign as well as a heart, making it a fun photo op for visitors to the park (especially couples!).

If you are ever in the area, stop on by and take your own photo posing in front of the Aloha Monument!☆

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As part of this year’s Aloha Carnival (happening all throughout Yurihama July 1st through August 21st ), anyone can take their photo in front of the Aloha Monument to win a special prize!!

Aloha Monument Access

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中国庭園燕趙園 ・ Chinese Garden Enchoen

2015.12.11 (Fri)

中国庭園燕趙園

Making use of the beauty of the area surrounding Lake Tōgō, Chinese Garden Enchoen is an authentic Chinese garden that opened in 1995. It was constructed in the style of those built and beloved by Chinese emperors, with all materials for the buildings and stones for the garden specifically made in and imported from China. Inside the garden, guests can experience traditional Chinese culture through performances- including Chinese acrobatics, lion dance performances, and more. Enchoen is one of the largest Chinese gardens in Japan, serving as a foothold in the friendship between China and Japan.

1995(平成7)年オープンした東郷湖周辺を借景とする本格的な中国庭園。中国皇帝が愛した皇家園林方式の庭園で、建物の材料、庭園の石なども中国産にこだわっています。園内では、中国雑技や獅子舞など、中国の伝統文化も見学することができます。庭園は国内最大級で、日中友好の拠点として発展しています。

TEL: 0858-32-2180
http://www.encho-en.com/

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2015 Suigōsai ・ 水郷祭2015

2015.07.14 (Tue)

Suigosai

WHAT: Suigōsai                                 水郷祭

WHEN: Sunday, July 19th, 2015         平成27年7月19日(日)

WHERE: Tōgō Lakeshore Park           東郷湖畔公園(東伯郡湯梨浜町旭)
Asahi, Yurihama-chō, Tōhaku-gun, Tottori-ken

 

Togo Kohan Park

 

【Schedule of Events・内容】

5:30 pm オープニングイベント(東郷中学校ブラスバンド、東郷中学校「翔龍隊」龍おどり)
              Opening Attractions
              (Tōgō JHS Brass Band & Tōgō JHS Shōryū-tai Dragon Dance)
7:00 pm 浪人踊り
              Rōnin Odori
              (traditional dance designated as an important intangible cultural
              asset of Tottori Prefecture)
7:30 pm 神輿渡御
              Mikoshi (portable Shinto shrine) procession
7:50 pm 灯ろう流し
              Tōrou-nagashi
              (Buddhist ceremony where paper lanterns are set afloat)
8:30 pm 湖上大花火大会
              Fireworks Display over Lake Tōgō

 

【Inquiries・問い合わせ】

Suigōsai Executive Committee (水郷祭実行委員会事務所)
Yurihama Chamber of Commerce and Industry (湯梨浜町商工会)
TEL: 0858-32-0854 (Japanese only)

Yurihama Town Office- Planning Division (湯梨浜町役場企画課)
TEL: 0858-35-5313

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Lake Tōgō ・ 東郷湖

2014.12.18 (Thu)

東郷湖

Nicknamed Crane Lake as its shape resembles a crane spreading its wings, Lake Tōgō boasts a circumference of 12km, a surface of 4km2, and depths ranging from 2-7m. This brackish lake is considered one of the San’in Region’s most beautiful scenic lakes and is home to a diverse assortment of sea life, including carp and freshwater clams, as well as ducks and other migratory birds during the winter.. The thermal spring in the center of the lake provides the hot spring water for both Hawai Onsen on its western bank and Tōgō Onsen to the south.

鶴が翼を広げたような形をしていることから「鶴の湖」の愛称で親しまれる東郷湖は、周囲約12km、面積約4km2、深さ約2mから7mの汽水湖で、山陰八景の一つにも数えられる風光明媚な湖です。フナ、コイ、シジミなどが採れ、冬にはカモなどの渡り鳥が多くやってきます。湖中からは温泉が湧き出しており、湖の西側に「はわい温泉」、南側に「東郷温泉」があります。