Posts Tagged ‘yurihama’



2019.02.19 (Tue)


Yurihama’s Central Community Center, located in the Tōgō area of Yurihama near the Yurihama Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tōgō Branch of the Yurihama Town Hall, is a popular venue for a wide range of events, seminars, and club activities. There are also various exhibitions held in the lobby for anyone to enjoy (those interested in organizing a display should contact the administration office for more information).


・For a listing of clubs (in Japanese) meeting at the Central Community Center, please visit:

・For a calendar of events (in Japanese) to be held at the Central Community Center, please see the 中央公民館だより(Chūō Kōminkan-dayori):

・For information on facilities available and hourly rates for room rentals (in Japanese), please visit:

Community Center Main Facilities Address Phone
Central Community Center
(Chūō Kōmin-kan)
Conference Rooms,
Tatami Room,
Training Rooms,
AV Room, Kitchen
505 Ryūtō 32-1116
Central Community Center
Hawai Branch(Chūō Kōmin-kan
Hawai Bunkan)
Conference Rooms,
Tatami Room,
Room, Kitchen
584 Hawai Nagase 35-5344
Central Community Center
Tomari Branch(Chūō Kōmin-kan
Tomari Bunkan)
Training Room, Large Conference
Room, Kitchen
1204-1 Tomari 34-3011




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!!





2019.01.21 (Mon)


A worldwide ground golf tournament will be held in Yurihama
as part of the 2021 Kansai World Masters Games!

 Held once every 4 years following the summer Olympics, the World Masters Games (WMG) is the world’s largest international life-long sports festival for athletes over the age of 30.

Participants are able to register online to compete in any number of sports (participants can sign-up for more than one sport with no try-out!) for the chance to win the gold while making new friends and memories.

Yurihama is excited to be the official venue for the ground golf competition to be held as part of the 2021 World Masters Games, which will be held throughout the Kansai region of Japan.

As even first time players have a good chance of an upset victory, the ground golf games promise to be an interesting affair!

Visit the official website of the organizing committee (see link below) for more information and keep an eye out for when registration is opened (tentatively set for February 2020~February 2021)!

There is still plenty of time before registration, but it’s never too early to start making plans to attend! We hope you will consider taking part in the ground golf tournament and experience more of what Japan has to offer outside of the busy cities!!

WMG 2021 English Site:



2019.01.07 (Mon)


Yurihama no Shiki (The Four Seasons of Yurihama) is a gift box filled with an assortment of locally handmade goods featuring ingredients cultivated in the area’s rich agricultural environment. It’s a unique and wonderful way to express your appreciation to family, friends, and associates over the holiday season- or for a special treat for yourself!

You can order yours through Hawai Yume Mart or the Ishinuma Shop using the order form on the back of the flyers found throughout town.

※Set A is available for a limited time only (November-April).1YurihamanoShiki2


はわい温泉・東郷温泉 クリスマス花火

2018.12.17 (Mon)


Date & Time: December 22 & 23, 2018       8:15pm~8:30pm
                        ※Subject to change in the event of severe weather.

Location: Asozu Park (inside the Lake Tōgō Hawai Lakeside Park)



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!☆