Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) in Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu

Boating at Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Lake Hamana

Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area (Kanzanji, Yuto, Maisaka), blessed with the natural beauty of the Enshu Sea and Lake Hamana, is known as the entrance to Lake Hamana. In Kanzanji, Yuto, and Bentenjima Hot Springs there are many nice hotels and inns. The coast of Lake Hamana is known for its warm climate and abundant sunshine, ideal for mandarin orange cultivation. The flowers, grown mainly in Shonai and Kan-zanji on the shores of Lake Hamana, are sent all over the country from Kanto to Hokkaido.

Takiya Fishing

Takiya Fishing
By using traditional Lake Hamana fishing methods, prawns, crabs and sea bream, revealed by the light attached to boat prows, are speared and caught. Fresh fish can be cooked and eaten right on the raft.
Contact - Takiya Association Yusen Dept.
(reservations are necessary)
3785-3 Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Yamazaki, Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Nishi Ward (Nishi-ku), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0101, Japan
Price: Max. 4 people per boat - ¥27,000 for fishing only, ¥30,000 including cooking.
Season: April-October
Tel: 053-592-2260
Website: http://yoyaku1.takiyaryou.jp/index.htm

Hamanako Fishing Resort

Hamanako Fishing Resort
The total area of the fishing section is 33,000m. Depending on the season, the lake is stocked with trout, black bass, and various sea breams. Beginners are recommended to fish using bait, while intermediate and advanced-level anglers can enjoy lure fishing. Men and women of all ages can have a good time in this fishing resort.
Contact - Hamanako Fishing Resort
4198-36 Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Yamazaki, Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Nishi Ward (Nishi-ku), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0101, Japan
Closed: Fridays
Hour: 6:00-17:00
TEL/FAX: 053-592-7351
Email: h...@hamanako-fr.com
Website: http://www.hamanako-fr.com/

The Nakamura House - Government designated Important Cultural Asset

Nakamura House
The main house, designated as an important cultural asset by the government, was originally built in 1688, then demolished and restored in 2001 —2003.
Contact - Nakamura Family Residence
4912 Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Ubumi, Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Nishi Ward (Nishi-ku), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
Entrance: High school students and older ¥200, elementary and Jr. high school students ¥100
Closed: Dec.28~Jan.4
Hour: 9:30—16:30 Open - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays only, (except Dec.28~ Jan.4)
Tel: 053-596-5585
Website: http://www.city.hamamatsu.shizuoka.jp/square/intro/bunkazai/shitei/yuto/...

Yuto Kabuki Festival

Yuto Kabuki traditional performance
Yuto Kabuki is a traditional performance which is held on 3rd Sunday in January in Yuto Culture Center, which called manninko, began in the end of Edo period (1603-1868). Although it was discontinued after the act in 1952, the preserving association of the art formed in 1989. The association has been holding this event since 1990.
Contact - Yuto Kabuki Preservation Society
4083-2 Yutocho Ubumi, Hamamatsu, Nishi Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
Tel: 053-592-4797
Fax: 053-592-4797
Website:
http://www.n-pocket.sakura.ne.jp/kobo-Released/nishiku/data/manninko
http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~yuto/kanko/yuto.html

Yoto Sogo Park

Yuto Sogo Park
Yuto Summer Festival is held in Yuto Sogo Park during late July. This festival features fireworks, lotteries, and food stalls.
Contact - Yoto Sogo Park
9984-1 Yuto-cho Ubumi, Hamamatsu, Nishi Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
Tel/Fax: 053-596-1894
Website: http://yutokouen.birukan.jp/

Yuto Sogo Gymnasium

eel (unagi) festival at Yuto Sogo Gymnasium
Yearly eel (unagi) festival is held on 3rd Sunday in May at Yuto Sogo Gymnasium. This festival offers various kinds of events and performances associating with eel.
Contact - Yuto Sogo Gymnasium
9981-1 Yuto-cho Ubumi, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
TEL: 053-597-3500
FAX: 053-597-3970
Website: http://www.nem-shiteikanri.jp/shisetsu/hamamatsu/yutosogo/riyou_guide.html
Contact - Eel Festival Executive Committe, Yuto Chamber of Commerce
Tel: (053) 592-5500
Yuto Eel Restaurant, Tel: 053-592-7101
Website: http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~yuto/ivent/unagi2010.html

HIYOSHI MARU Pleasure Boat Trip on Lake Hamana

HIYOSHI MARU Pleasure Boat Trip on Lake Hamana
Enjoy charm on Lake Hamana with Hiyoshi Maru tourist boat charter along with Takiya Fishing.
Contact - Hiyoshi Maru Pleasure Boat
3662-1 Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Yamazaki Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0101, Japan
Tel: 053-592-4847
Website: http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~yuto/hiyoshi.html

Yuto Hot Springs

Yuto Hot Springs spa rock bath
Open air hot spring bath - Yuto onsen (Hot Springs Spa) is located in scenic area's around Lake Hamana. Enjoy open-air rock bath and sauna. Inside Hamanako Royal Hotel. Daiwa Royal Hotels operates 30 hotels and 10 golf courses throughout Japan.
Contact - Hamanako Royal Hotel (a member hotel of Daiwa Royal Hotels)
4396-1 Yamazaki, Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Nishi Ward (Nishi-ku), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0101, Japan
Bath time: 5:00 - 10:30, 11:30 - 25:00
Water Quality: sodium chloride and calcium
TEL: 053-592-2222
FAX: 053-592-5522
Website: http://www.daiwaresort.co.jp/hamanako/sis_spa.html

Yuto Shrine (Oki shrine & Mishima shrine)

Drum Dance festival of Oki shrine.
Yuto has two large shrine, Mishima shrine at Yamazaki area and Oki shrine at Ubumi area. Drum Dance festival of Oki shrine is held at first Saturday and Sunday in October and Ta'asobi festival in Oki Shrine is held in March. Festival of Mishima shrine is held at last Saturday and Sunday in September. In these festivals, children pull the floats, dance, and play flutes and Japanese drams among adults. So they practice dance, flutes and drams former weeks, in expectation of snacks that are gave after practice.
Address - Oki Shrine
4863-319 Ubumi, Yuto Town (Yuto-cho), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Nishi Ward (Nishi-ku), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan

Map of Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) in Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu
Figure: Map of Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Area

Transportation - Getting Around Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) in Omote (southern) Lake Hamana Area of Hamamatsu [See Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Area Map Above]:

getting Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) by train, bus and car.
By Train:
JR Hamamatsu Station → Maisaka Station (10min.) → walk (20min.) / taxi (10min.)
JR Hamamatsu Station → Bentenjima Station (I5min.) → walk (30min.) / taxi (10min.)

By Bus:
Hamamatsu Station Bus Terminal No.5 for "Ubumi Yamazaki Sen" (40min.)

Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Tourism Contacts:

Yuto Cultural Center Hamamatsu

5427 Yuto-cho Ubumi, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
Tel: 053-596-1100
Fax: 053-596-1771
Website: http://yutobunka.birukan.jp/

Lake Hamana Chamber of Commerce, Yuto Branch

4859-15 Yuto Town (Yuto-cho) Ubumi, Hamamatsu, Nishi Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-0102, Japan
Tel: (053) 592-5500
Fax: (053) 592-5315
Website: http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~yuto/