Currency exchange

There is no place for currency exchange in or around Yugawara Town.
Therefore, please be sure to have Japanese currency ready in advance.

Access to cash via credit card is available at ATMs in 7-Eleven outlets in Yugawara Town.
At present there are six 7-Eleven outlets in Yugawara Town.

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※As of December, 2015.

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Post office

Yugawara Town has four post offices now, but foreign currencies cannot be exchanged into Japanese yen there.
Services such as sending goods and letters overseas are available.

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Emergency measures

In case of an emergency while in Yugawara, call the following phone numbers.

In case of an injury, an illness or a firephone119

Call 119, and you'll be put through to the nearest emergency center.
These phone calls are free of charge.
The services are available 24 hours.
When you are put through to an operator, try to calmly report on the following three points:

  1. 1. What happened (injury, illness, fire, etc.).
  2. 2. Where you are (your address or lodging place, landmarks such as buildings, etc.).
  3. 3. Your name and cellphone number (or lodging place number).

When involved in a traffic trouble or a crimephone110

Call 110, and you'll be put through to the nearest police station.
These phone calls are free of charge.
The services are available 24 hours.
When you are put through to an operator, try to calmly report on the following three points:

  1. 1. What happened (accident, crime, fire, etc.).
  2. 2. Where you are (your address or lodging place, landmarks such as buildings, etc.).
  3. 3. Your name and cellphone number (or lodging place number).

When caught in a natural disaster.

In case of an earthquake or a tsunami and, if you are exposed to a life threat situation, try to remain calm and ensure your own safety.
If a quake has occurred while you're in your lodging place, take shelter following the staff's directions.
In case of an earthquake, take shelter in a large open space like an elementary school or a park.
In areas near the sea, or at low elevations, a tsunami is likely to occur after an earthquake, so take refuge in the highest possible place.
Food, drinking water and other goods will be delivered to shelters.

Website for downloading "Safety Tips," an app for disaster responses
For Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android
For iPhone : https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858357174?mt=8

Wi-Fi service

If you enter the ID and password printed on the “Free Wi-Fi Card” distributed at the visitors information center in front of Yugawara station, you can use Wi-Fi for free for 2 weeks.

The card is also distributed at “Onsen-ba Burari Oyasumi-dokoro” (a free resting place), one day visit onsen facility “Kogome no Yu,” Manyo Park’s footbath facility “Doppo no Yu,” Yugawara Art Museum, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Spots where Wi-Fi is available

No Name of Public Facility Location
1 Manyo Park footbath facility Doppo no Yu 704 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi
2 One day visit onsen facility Kogome no Yu 562-6 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi
3 Yugawara Art Museum 623-1 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi
4 Makuyama Park Administrative Building 951-1 Kajiya, Yugawara-machi
5 Yugawara-machi Sogo Undo Park Administrative Building 1987-8 Yoshihama, Yugawara-machi
6 Yugawara-machi Sogo Undo Park Golf Course 1987-8 Yoshihama, Yugawara-machi
7 Yugawara Station Tourism Information Center 661 Miyashita, Yugawara-machi
8 Healthy Plaza 863 Yoshihama, Yugawara-machi
9 Education Center Parking Lot 2-21-1 Chuo, Yugawara-machi
10 Townspeople’s Gymnasium 2-21-1 Chuo, Yugawara-machi
11 Town Office Building 1 Residents’ Hall 2-2-1 Chuo, Yugawara-machi
12 Onsen-ba Burari Oyasumi-dokoro (a free resting place) 469-2 Miyakami, Yugawara-machi
13 Childcare Support Center Yutapon 2-16-1 Chuo, Yugawara-machi
No Designated Cultural Properties and Others Location
1 Joganji Temple 252 Shirohori, Yugawara-machi
2 Gosho Shrine 359 -1 Miyashita, Yugawara-machi
3 Goro Shrine 724-2 Kajiya, Yugawara-machi
4 Suga Shrine 1047 Yoshihama, Yugawara-machi

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