Posts Tagged ‘yurihama’


ゆるキャラグランプリ2018 REMINDER!!

2018.10.15 (Mon)


Don’t forget to cast your vote for Yuririn daily to support her and
Yurihama in this year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix!!

Voting is open until November 9th!


See this blog’s previous post on how to register and vote here.



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:



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



H30年度 ゆるキャラグランプリ―

2018.08.21 (Tue)


Mascot characters (yurukyara) representing municipal governments and various businesses and organizations from all across Japan will be competing to be crowned Mascot of the Year in this year’s Yurukyara Grand Prix!

Voting is open from 8/1 through 11/9, so don’t forget to register and cast your vote (daily!) for Yurihama’s own celestial maiden character Yuririn!


You can vote once per day using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone after creating your voter ID on the official 2018 Yurukyara Grand Prix website.


Follow the link provided to complete the registration process.


Send a blank e-mail to
You will then receive an automated e-mail response containing a link to set your password.yurukyara6

Follow the link and enter your desired password into both boxes to confirm your password before pressing the registration button.



~Once registered, you can cast your vote daily from August 1 through November 9 using your e-mail and password~

Click on Tottori’s icon to find the page to vote for Yuririn!




2018.08.06 (Mon)


For all you photography lovers out there, don’t forget there are only a few days left to take part in this year’s Aloha Carnival photo contest for your chance to win up to 20,000 yen and other fabulous prizes!PhotoContest3

 This year’s theme is capturing the essence of the “Hawaii of Japan” Yurihama from your perspective, whether through events, nature, food, culture, or sports, etc.

 There are no specific size restrictions; however, videos and panoramic pictures will not be considered. The pictures must be your own work and it cannot have been previously publicly shown or submitted for other purposes.


Inquiries & Submissions:

Office of the Aloha Carnival Executive Committee
5-22 Hawai Onsen, Yurihama, Tohaku-gun, Tottori-ken 〒682-0715
TEL: 0858-35-4052   EMAIL:




2018.07.24 (Tue)


Saturday, July 28, 2018, near the Tomari Fishing Port in Yurihama

8:45am 榊・神興tomarisummerfestival3
(procession of traditional portable shrine & sacred pine)

5:30pm 小学校鼓笛隊パレード
Drum & Fife Parade
(elementary school students)

6:20pm 芸能ショー
Stage Show
(including Japanese taiko & musical performances)

8:40pm 海上花火大会
Fireworks Display over the sea



2018年国際GG大会 報告

2018.06.04 (Mon)


The 2018 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open was held May 19-20 at Yurihama’s dedicated ground golf course, Shiokaze no Oka Tomari (Tomari Sea Breeze Hill).

This year’s event kicked off once again with a welcome reception at the Suimeiso Hotel, featuring a special performance by one of Yurihama’s local hula groups, Lokahi Ka Makana.

The weather was unfortunately a bit overcast for the first day of the tournament, but nearly 240 players from across 8 countries were able to enjoy ground golf while building new friendships and connections, despite their diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures.

Participants were also able to enjoy a small taste of Japanese culture through complimentary local tonjiru (miso soup with pork and vegetables) as well as a matcha green tea service.

Ground golf is a fun and easy sport suited for fostering friendships between players and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for people of all ages and fitness levels. With simple rules, even beginners can catch on quickly and fully enjoy the game.

We hope you will be able to join us next May for the 2019 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open or for the ground golf competition held at Yurihama’s Shiokaze no Oka Tomari as part of the 2020 Kansai World Masters Games!