Posts Tagged ‘Lake Togo’



2018.10.09 (Tue)


1キャプチャ The 5th annual Yurihama Tennyo (celestial maiden) Walk
will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018,
starting from the Enchoen Roadside Station in Yurihama.
Pre-registration has ended, 
but it’s not too late to join in the fun!


 Participants may choose from 3 courses: Course A, Course B, and Course C.天女ウォーク2
Course A offers a scenic 12km trek around Lake Tōgō, while Course B is a 5km walk offering a chance to enjoy some local treats. Course C is a 3km walk especially aimed at families!

Location:          Enchoen Roadside Station
Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hikiji 565-1

 (Course A)        Check-in & Registration: 8:00am     Start: 9:20am2キャプチャ
(Course B/C)      Check-in & Registration: 9:00am   Start: 10:20am

Registration Fee:    Adults 1200 yen for same-day registration
Free for high school students & under


天女ウォーク3Please direct any inquiries to:
Yurihama Tennyo Walk Executive Committee
〒682-0826 Tottori-ken, Kurayoshi-shi, Higashinaka-machi 2571
TEL: 0858-24-5725   E-MAIL:



湯梨浜町夏祭り 水郷祭

2018.07.17 (Tue)


Sunday, July 22, 2018
Tōgō Lakeshore Park near the Suimeisō Hotel in Yurihama

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)

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



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




2017.09.07 (Thu)


Participants may choose from 3 courses: Course A, Course B, and Course C.

The 12km Course A (Lap Around Lake Tōgō) takes participants around the scenic Lake Tōgō, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots of the San’in Region. TennyoWalk3Though long, this course is generally flat, except for the stretch between Ayame Pond and the Mt. Izumo Lookout Point.

Course B (Lake Tōgō and Local Treats Walk) is a 7km course offers participants the chance to take a boat ride on Lake Tōgō and enjoy some local dishes.

Participants who select the 5km Course C (Oniyome Path) will be able to enjoy the retro atmosphere of the Matsuzaki district of Yurihama.


Enchoen Chinese Garden
Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hikiji 565-1

October 15, 2017

(Course A/B)
Check-In & Registration: 8:00am     Opening Ceremony: 9:00am
(Course C)
Check-In & Registration: 10:00am   Opening Ceremony: 10:30am

Registration Fee:
Adults 1000 yen (1200 yen for same-day registration)
Students 500 yen (700 yen for same-day registration)
※Free for junior high school students & under
※Plus 300 yen for those who select Course B


Please direct any inquiries to:TennyoWalk5

Yurihama Tennyo Walk Executive Committee
〒682-0826 Tottori-ken, Kurayoshi-shi,
Higashinaka-machi 2571
TEL: 0858-24-5725   E-MAIL:

To learn more, visit (Japanese): http:://





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:



Happy Valentine’s Day!❤。・

2017.02.14 (Tue)




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.


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.



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!



WTC鳥取大会・湯梨浜天女ウォーク 報告

2016.11.29 (Tue)


On 16 October 2016, Yurihama hosted the 3rd annual Yurihama Celestial Maiden Walk (天女ウォーク) in conjunction with the 6th annual World Trails Conference held in the Tottori Prefecture of Japan. There were 3 different courses available, including the 4km Laid-Back & Lively Walk (らくらく&わんぱくウォーク) especially for families and young children, the 5km Lake Togo & Retro Streetscape Course (東郷湖とレトロな街並みウォーク) for those wanting a comfortable and celestial-maiden-walk-2refreshing walk, and the 18km Lake Togo & Mt. Uma Walk (東郷湖と馬ノ山を巡る道ウォーク) for those looking for a challenge and the chance to really experience the history and natural beauty of Yurihama. In total, there were approximately 870 walkers who participated, with an additional 40 who took part in a special tour course held the day before.

The departure ceremonies were kicked off with a hula performance by local hula group Friendship Hawaii as well as remarks by Mayor Masamichi Miyawaki. Those participating in the 4km and 5km walks were treated to a special appearance by Olympic gold medalist Mr. Kenji Ogiwara (who also joined in as a guest walker), governor of Tottori Prefecture Mr. Shinji Hirai, and Japanese actress Ms. Miori Takimoto.


There were pear-tasting stations, a ground golf hole-in-one game, and various shops and vendors set up as well, creating a fun and festive atmosphere. Participants were invited to try shijimi clam miso soup, made using the large shijimi clams from Lake Togo, ogre-shaped sweets made by the Oniyome Demon Bride Association, and much, much more!



Thank you to everyone for coming out! Although the walking festival is over, we invite you to come by anytime and enjoy walking the beautiful trails here in Yurihama before soaking your feet in one of Yurihama’s 7 onsen hot springs footbaths found around Lake Togo♪