Posts Tagged ‘yurihama’


2018GG国際大会 Deadline Approaching Fast!

2018.03.13 (Tue)


Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the 2018 Yurihama International Ground Golf Open is approaching fast! If you have not already signed up, be sure to send in your application to the International GG Open Executive Committee (see contact information below) by Friday, March 30, 2018.

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



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2018.02.19 (Mon)


Come join us next Sunday for this free family-friendly seminar (in Japanese) by voice actress, singer, writer, and single mother, Ms. Rei Sakuma.

Known for her work in the children’s show Soreike! Anpanman and in Kiki’s Delivery Service, Ms. Sakuma incorporates songs and stories into her talks to help convey her underlying message of the importance of stretching and exercising one’s heart and mind to prepare you for the difficult times in life.


Date Sunday, February 25, 2018
  9:30am     Opening・Awards Ceremony
10:10am     Seminar by Ms. Rei Sakuma
11:40am   Q&A and Comments
12:00pm     Finish
Venue Hawai Aloha Hall (Large Hall)
  584 Hawai Nagase, Yurihama
Inquiries Town Planning Division
TEL: 0858-35-5311   FAX: 0858-35-3697
  Hawai Aloha Hall
TEL: 0858-35-5678

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




2018.01.31 (Wed)


The Tottori Prefectural International Exchange Foundation (TPIEF・鳥取県国際交流財団) offers various language support services (including interpretation services and volunteer language tutors), holds Japanese classes and workshops, has libraries of study materials, and provides useful information about events and daily life in Tottori. English and Chinese International Coordinators are also available to answer questions or just to chat.

It is a wonderful organization that works to support foreigners and foreign residents living Tottori Prefecture, and we encourage you to take advantage of their services as needed.


TPIEF Head Office/International Center
Tottori Airport International Center (1F)
4-110-5 Koyama-cho, Nishi, Tottori-shi, Tottori Prefecture, Japan 680-0947
0857-31-5951・FAX: 0857-31-5952
Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri) 9:00am – 5:30pm (Sat-Sun)
Closed on Holidays


TPIEF Kurayoshi Office
2 Higashi Iwaki-cho, Kurayoshi-shi, Tottori Prefecture, Japan 682-0802
0858-23-5931・FAX: 0858-23-5932
Hours: 8:30am – 5:25pm (Mon-Fri) Closed on Holidays


TPIEF Yonago Office
Yonago Convention Center (1F)
294 Suehiro-cho, Yonago-shi, Tottori Prefecture, Japan 683-0043
0859-34-5931・FAX: 0859-34-5955
Hours: 9:00am – 5:300pm (Mon-Fri) 10:00am – 5:00pm (Sat-Sun)TPIEF2
Closed on Holidays



2018.01.15 (Mon)


Come join us for the 4th annual Yurihama International Ground Golf Open, to be held at the home of ground golf, Shiokaze no Oka Tomari (Tomari Sea Breeze Hill) on GGPRa With simple rules and an emphasis on courtesy, no experience is needed to play ground golf or enjoy its numerous social and health benefits. This tournament also provides an excellent opportunity to meet and network with people from throughout the world.


GGPR4 2,000円 per person
(includes lunch for both days and cost of insurance and is to be paid at registration table on first day of tournament)


  1. Play will follow the rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
  2. Free rental clubs, balls, and markers will be available.
  3. The event will still be held in the event of rain; however, the event is subject to change in the event of severe weather.
  4. There will be an optional welcome reception held on Friday, May 18, 2018, before the tournament begins. This is free for all participants to attend.

International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1 E-mail:                  TEL: 0858-35-5368



2018.01.01 (Mon)



国際GG大会2017 報告

2017.12.19 (Tue)


Yurihama’s 3rd annual International Ground Golf Open was successfully held last month at Shiokaze no Oka in the Tomari district of Yurihama. Over 100 ground golf enthusiasts hailing from 11 countries across the globe gathered together with players from, or currently living in, Japan for a weekend of ground golf, international exchange, and fun.

GG大会08A special welcome reception and social mixer was held for the GG Open participants on 19 October 2017 (Thursday), at the Suimeiso Hotel in Yurihama, where those who had participated in previous tournaments met up with old friends, first-time participants made new acquaintances, and everyone enjoyed

The ground golf open kicked off the next day with an opening ceremony, with remarks from the event chairman and mayor of Yurihama, Mr. Masamichi Miyawaki, and head of the Japan Ground Golf Association, Mr. Kazuo Sonoyama. During their breaks in-between rounds, players were also able to enjoy a free matcha green tea service, tonjiru soup (made with pork and vegetables), and the beautiful view from atop the hill.

Gameplay was followed by a small forum where representatives from Korea, China, Taiwan, France, Spain, Poland, and Mongolia met to discuss the creation of an international organization, issues regarding access to equipment across the globe, and upcoming tournaments and events.

For the first time this year, the tournament was held across two days, with participants completing 4 courses (8 holes each). Although there was some cloudy and lightly rainy weather on Day 2 of the tournament, players were able to enjoy gameplay while making connections with the other participants, as well as a raffle following the awards ceremony.