On January 1, 2010, Yogo, along with the towns of Kohoku and Torahime (both from Higashiazai District), and the towns of Kinomoto, Nishiazai and Takatsuki (all from Ika District), was merged into the expanded city of Nagahama. Higashiazai District and Ika District were both dissolved as a result of this merger.
Yogo is located in northrnmost of Shiga and substantially cold with high snowfall in winter. There is a small lake which is famous for a legend of Swan Maiden.
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