Posts Tagged ‘tottori’



2019.03.25 (Mon)


Just visiting the big cities during your stay but still hoping for a taste of the Japanese countryside? Why not visit the Tottori-Okayama Shimbashikan, conveniently located right outside the Ginza Exit of the JR Shimbashi Station?

This outlet shop features a variety of goods, treats, and souvenirs from both Tottori Prefecture (including products from Yurihama!) and Okayama Prefecture- as well as occasional promotional booths and events!

You can also enjoy a delicious meal at the Bistro Café Momotenashiya, located on the second floor of the building. The dishes served feature fresh ingredients from both Tottori and Okayama. Information for tourists and those interested in moving to either prefecture is available on the second floor as well.

btottoriokayamashimbashikanpearStop on by and get a taste of Tottori! We hope to see you there!


Visit Tottori and Okayama’s antenna shop online at:

Or get the latest news and updates on their Facebook page HERE.



第14回湯梨浜町共同参画フォーラム2019  湯梨浜町ワーク・ライフ・バランスセミナー

2019.02.25 (Mon)


Yurihama is pleased to announce that the 14th annual Yurihama Gender Equality Forum will be held next Sunday from 9:30am at Hawai Aloha Hall. This year’s event will feature a seminar by special guest lecturer Ms. Tomiko Fukushima. Ms. Fukushima is the founder and CEO of Brilliant Associates, a Tottori-based that has won multiple awards for its innovative Hanakifujin series, most notably its pink soy sauce and pink curry.

This event is free for anyone to attend, so we hope you will join us!

Date Sunday, March 3, 2019
9:30am     Opening・Awards Ceremony
10:10am     Seminar by Ms. Tomiko Fukushima
11:10am   Q&A and Comments
Venue Hawai Aloha Hall (Tatami Meeting Hall)
584 Hawai Nagase, Yurihama
Inquiries Town Planning Division
TEL: 0858-35-5311   FAX: 0858-35-3697





2019.02.12 (Tue)


Yurihama is proud to present the Yurihama AR Spot Guide! This guide lays out various points of interest along Yurihama’s many walking trails where AR (augmented reality) spots have been installed with informational videos for your enjoyment (Japanese only).

To view these clips, you just need to download the free app COCOAR2 (ココアル2) from the App Shop or Google Play Store and scan the designated signs!

The Yurihama AR Spot Guides are available throughout town, so pick up your copy today! We hope you enjoy!!





2018.12.04 (Tue)




Ground golf (GG) is a sport similar to mini-golf or a putting game. It was developed in the town of Yurihama in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture as a lifelong sport that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. The club and ball used often remind first-time users of the equipment used in croquet, but players use a club to hit the ball into the goal while counting the strokes it takes to do so, just like in golf.


There are 8 holes on a standard course of varying distances. Players set their ball on the tee (which is found on the start mat) and aim for the hole-post, adjusting the power of their swing to the distance and layout of the course. There is no actual hole used in ground golf (allowing players to set up anywhere, including parks), but rather a metal rim that marks the boundary of the goal. The ball must come to a complete rest within that metal rim to hole out.

Players must play the ball as it lands and are not allowed to move obstacles, such as grass or branches, out of the way; however, you do remove your ball from the field to not obstruct the person who goes after you by placing a marker where it was to mark its position. You also get 3 strokes off your final score for each hole-in-one!


The 2019 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open is being held in order to help foster friendships and exchange between players of all nationalities, to further promote the sport, and in preparation for the World Masters Games to be held in the Kansai region of Japan in 2021.

Participating in the tournament is a great way to meet new people of all different nationalities and to be active and enjoy the game- as well as the incredible view of the sea!

With simple rules and an emphasis on courtesy, it’s a sport anyone can enjoy even if they’re trying it for the first time. There is even a good chance for an upset victory!


  1. Gameplay is individual, so you do not need a team to register!!
  2. Free rental equipment will be available for all participants who do not have their own gear.
  3. Bento lunches will be provided on both days of the tournament (incl. in the registration fee).
  4. Participants who reserve accommodations at certain hotels through the International GG Open Executive Committee are eligible for an extra bonus of 5,000 JPY off of the cost of their accommodations (certain restrictions apply).
  5. There will also be a free welcome reception open to all participants and their families at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 23.
  6. Registration is open until 29 March 2019.


For further details about the 2019 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open (English), click HERE.


For applications and other inquiries, please contact the International GG Open Organizing Committee.

International Ground Golf Open Organizing Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-chō, Hisadome 19-1
E-mail:                    TEL: 0858-35-5368




湯梨浜町紹介:JR松崎駅 Matsuzaki Station

2018.11.05 (Mon)


The Matsuzaki Station (松崎駅・Matsuzaki Eki) is one of the two railway stations in Yurihama (Tottori Prefecture, Japan). It is an unmanned station found along the Sanin Main Line of the West Japan Railway Company between Tomari Station and Kurayoshi Station. It is located in the Tōgō area of Yurihama (see map below), providing easy access to the Tōgō Onsen Hot Springs District, Matsuzaki shopping district, the Suigōsai summer festival held each July, the Enchoen Chinese Garden, and more.

松崎駅2As it is an unmanned station, patrons can buy their tickets at the ticket machine located inside the station by inserting cash and pressing the button displaying the fare for their desired journey.

Prices are subject to change and visitors should check for any updated fares, but it currently costs 190円 for a ticket to Kurayoshi Station (a larger station in the neighboring city where travelers can transfer lines), 190円 for a ticket to Tomari Station (the other station in Yurihama in the Tomari area), 580円 to Tottori Station, and 970円 to Yonago Station via the regular train.


Please be aware that you will need to pay extra for the special express trains, so be sure to double check what train you board to avoid any surprises!!


We hope you come by and visit us in Yurihama!☆



YIFA主催 異国の風を感じるフェス

2018.09.17 (Mon)


Come join the Yurihama International Friendship Association (YIFA)
for an afternoon of friendship, exchange, and music from across the world!




See English flyer here.MusicFestivalinYurihama



湯梨浜町紹介:Places to Stay Part 1

2018.05.21 (Mon)


Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and usual tourist destinations in Japan? We invite you to consider an excursion to the Japanese countryside, where you can immerse yourself in a truly authentic and unique experience.

Located in the middle of Japan’s Tottori Prefecture along the Sea of Japan, the beautiful town of Yurihama offers access to the sea, mountains, as well as traditional Japanese landscapes. Visitors can also enjoy the local walking resort, onsen hot springs and footbaths, the locally developed life-long sport ground golf, local temples and power spots, dazzling night sky, fresh and delicious cuisine, as well as interacting with the warm and welcoming local residents.

Yurihama further serves as a convenient midway point between other attractions in the prefecture, including the Tottori Sand Dunes and Sand Museum, Mizuki Shigeru Road, Uradome Coast, Pear Museum, Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park, Mt. Daisen and the Mt. Mitoku Sanbutsu Temple.

Below are some of the wonderful accommodations available to choose from for your stay.