Higashiyuri

Higashiyuri (東由利町; -machi) is a district of Yurihonjō, Akita, Japan.

History

  • On July 23rd, 1955 the Yuri district villages of Shimogou (下郷) and Toomai (玉米) merged into Higashi Yuri village.
  • On April 1st, 1974 the village of Higashiyuri gained town status.
  • On March 22nd, 2005 Higashiyuri town merged with Honjō city, and the towns of Chōkai, Iwaki, Nishime, Ouchi, Yashima and Yuri to form Yurihonjō.

Festivals

List of all Yurihonjo festivals

  • Snow Story (雪ものがたり). This snow festival takes place in the middle of February.
  • Yellow Cherry Blossom Festival (黄桜まつり). This festival is at the start of May.
  • Yashio Autumn Colours Festival (八塩紅葉まつり). Takes place at the end of October.

Onsen

List of all Yurihonjo onsen.

  • Kizakura Onsen Yurari (黄桜温泉・湯楽里). ☎ 0184-69-2611. In the Michi no Eki on Route 107.. 9AM-9PM.
  • Wakabayashi Onsen (若林温泉). On Route 284 close to the border with Ouchi.. 9AM-9PM.

Schools


Students and ALT 2011-present
Year Higashiyuri Elementary Higashiyuri Junior High ALT
2018-2019 Catherine Johnson United States of America
2017-2018 109 57
2016-2017 123 53 Jeffrey Lowther United States of America
2015-2016 120 67
2014-2015 107 91
2013-2014 113 99
2012-2013 134 106
2011-2012 150 97 Jonathan Hui Canada
Students and ALT 2001-2011
Year Yashio
Elementary
Takase
Elementary
Higashiyuri
Junior High
ALT
2010-2011 63 96 102 Jonathan Hui Canada
2009-2010 103
2008-2009 116
2007-2008 120
2006-2007 119 Gregor Huebner Australia
2005-2006 106 Nickholas Davies United Kingdom
2004-2005 121
2003-2004 125 Nicola Ellis Australia
2002-2003 149
2001-2002 155


In April 2011 (平成23), Yashio Elementary School closed. Its students were sent to Takase Elementary School, which was given the name Higashiyuri Elementary School.

Getting there

The main roads that service Higashi Yuri are Route 107 and Route 398. There is infrequent bus service connecting to Honjo and Yokote. Higashiyuri is not on a train line, and like all of rural Akita, taxis are quite expensive. If you are drinking, daiko is a good option.

See also

Yurihonjō City
Chōkai • Higashiyuri • Honjō • Iwaki • Nishime • Ouchi • Yashima • Yuri