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


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 Yuto Kabuki is a traditional performance that is held on 3rd Sunday in January in Yuto Culture Center, which is called manninko, which began at the end of the Edo period (1603-1868). Although it was discontinued after the act in 1952, the preserving association of the art form 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:



Yoto Sogo Park

Yuto Summer Festival is held in Yuto Sogo Park in 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

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 Committee, 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


Open-air hot spring bath – Yuto onsen (Hot Springs Spa) is located in scenic areas around Lake Hamana. Enjoy an 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)

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

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]:

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/