Spots in Tottori Area

  • Mizuki Shigeru Road
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    4.0
    797 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Sakai City, Tottori Prefecture
    The local nickname for the shopping arcade which extends from Sakaiminato Station to the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum. The area is a central part of the book “Yokai no Machi,” a book written by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki about his hometown of Sakaiminato City. The road is lined with numerous bronze statues of “yokai,” Japanese folk monsters that were a major focus of Mizuki’s work. The station, arcade shops, police boxes, street lights, and parks in the area all have been decorated with a yokai world theme. Some of the area’s many highlights include the kappa fountain, Youkai Shrine, and Gegege no Yokai Rakuen miniature theme park. This famous tourism destination is visited by large numbers of tourists not only from within the country but also around the world.

    From the Sakaiminato port, took the shuttle to Shigeru Muzuki Rd, home of Gegege no Kitaro. A small town, where the main street was lined with over 150 bronze statues of this manga favorite. Small...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama
    Tottori Sand Dunes run along the Sea of Japan coast in Tottori City. They are the largest dunes in Japan and extend 16 kilometers from east to west and 2.4 kilometers from north to south. The landscape formed by the granite sand which is carried from the Chugoku Mountains due to the swift current of the Sendai River and the sea breeze from the Sea of Japan is beautiful. From the viewpoint of these dunes having characteristic topography, there are places with large depressions which are called “suri-bachi” because their shapes resemble that of an earthenware mortar, and it is said that large ones can be as much as 40 meters deep. It is also fun to ride a sightseeing camel through the sand dunes or glide over the sand on a sand board. The sand dunes were designated as a Natural Monument of Japan in 1955, and were selected as one of Japan’s top 100 geological features in 2007.

    砂丘の生物や植物などを展示されていました。映像を見ることもできるようで無料でした。観光案内所を兼ねているような感じです。

  • Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    312 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Honmachi 5
    A museum located a 10 minute walk from Sakaiminato Station along the Mizuki Shigeru Road. The museum presents the work of Sakaiminato-born manga artist Shigeru Mizuki as well as the world of “yokai,” the Japanese folk monsters frequently featured in the artist’s works, and his characters. In addition to amusing models and images of yokai monsters as well as original pictures and explanatory materials, the museum also exhibits the yokai collection and travel notes of Mizuki, a man who loved to go on adventures. There’s a library where you are free to read manga comic books, and here you can find works that are now difficult to obtain on the open market.

    If you are into your Manga then this is the place for you. We spent an hour here and if you are into your Manga then you could easily spend more time here. Tip:bring your passport for discounted...

  • Hakuto Shrine
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    4.0
    251 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Hakuto 603
    This ancient shrine is dedicated to the Japanese mythology “Inaba White Rabbit,” which is mentioned in the Kojiki, Japan’s Records of Ancient Matters. It is near Hakuto Beach in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture. It is not clear when it was founded, but the current main building was reconstructed in 1896. Along the approach leading inside the shrine is Mitarashi Pond. Legends say that the deity Oku Ninushi instructed a rabbit whose fur had been torn by ferocious sharks to wash itself in the pond. Due to this legend, it is said that this shrine can heal skin ailments and burns, as well as provide good luck for marriages, among other benefits.

    A 40-50 min bus ride from Tottori, Hakuto Shrine is definitely worth visiting. The Shrine itself is cute and charming, but there is more. If you come on a clear day, the sea close to Shrine entrance...

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
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    151 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunnambuchou Tsuruda 110
    One of the largest flower parks in Japan, located in Nanbu Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds, commanding a view of Mt. Daisen, are host to the Flower Dome, a 50 meter in diameter, 21 meter tall giant greenhouse; a European garden; a gigantic 10 thousand square meter garden; and aquatic flower beds; and visitors can enjoy flowers year round. There’s also a one kilometer long viewing gallery circuit with a roof, ensuring that visitors can enjoy the park’s flowers in comfort even on rainy days. The park also has a shop and restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine such as Japanese pear soft serve ice cream and Daisen G Beer. The park also holds periodic night illumination events.

    Beautiful flower park with Mt Daisen as a backdrop. If you enjoy looking at flowers and enjoying walking and looking at various beautifully kept gardens, then don’t miss this flower park. It’s a...

  • Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
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    122 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunhokueichou Yurashuku 1414
    A museum located in Hokuei Town, Tohaku County, Tottori Prefecture which introduces the life and work of local manga artist Gosho Aoyama. The museum has artwork relating to “Case Closed (Detective Conan),” one of Aoyama’s most popular works; as well as reproductions of original drawings; an optical illusion and trick corner; and a corner presenting reproductions of some of the inventions appearing in the manga and show. There’s also a corner presenting the life and past works of Aoyama; the museum is a must-visit for lovers of Aoyama’s works from around the world. The museum shop sells original merchandise not available any place else.

    Detective Conan fan must come to this place. This place is the place to fulfill the detective Conan fan with a lot of information and fantastic things about detective Conan. This place represent the...

  • Roadside Station Shinwa-no-sato Shiro Usagi
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    3.5
    164 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Hakuto 613
    This is a roadside station overlooking the Hakuto Kaigan Coast that is famous for the Japanese myth “Hare of Inaba”. Not only is local sake and specialty goods offered, visitors can also enjoy seafood overlooking the Sea of Japan in a restaurant with a large fish tank. Besides, sunset view from the observation square is particularly beautiful.

    白兎神社参詣後に訪問。 入り口には神社に由来して本物の白うさぎさんがお出迎えしてくれました。 内部は商品が多く、スナバコーヒースダンドと道路沿いにカウンターがあり 海を眺めながら座ってコーヒーを頂ける作りになっており居心地抜群です。 訪問時は残念ながらまだコーヒースタンドは空いてませんでしたので ドリップコーヒーを購入させて頂きました。

  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Dakyoujichou 198-4 Kurayoshi Park Square
    This is the only pear-themed facility in Japan allowing visitors to compare three kinds of pears throughout the year and also disseminates information about pears. Visitors can learn about pears while enjoying pears in the “mysterious garden”.

    Many things to do in this museum. Theres a rooftop garden where they grow different species of Japanese pears, a kitchen where you can sample 3-4 types of Japanese pears for free, and other...

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    65 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Sumura 353-3
    The Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography showcases the works of world-famous photographer Shoji Ueda, who was born in Tottori Prefecture. Ueda’s photographs of subjects set against the backdrop of the San’in region’s big skies and imposing sand-dunes won renown as the “Ueda-cho” (“Ueda style”). There is plenty to see at the Museum, including the pond, which reflects an inverted image of Mt. Daisen, and the Museum Cinema, which is decorated with the world’s largest camera lens. The Museum Shop sells an extensive range of souvenir gifts.

    The museum design attracts us to place a visit. We saw many beautiful photos taken by Mr. Shoji Ueda. There is photo-shooting spots that attracts many visitors - the water reflection of Mt. Daisen.

  • Okashi no Kotobuki Jo
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    116 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Yonago-shi Yodoecho Sada 1605-1
    "The theme park ""Kotobuki Castle of Sweets"" opened in 1993 by Kotobuki Seika, a confectionery manufacturer and distributor in Yonago City, features a 27-meter high castle tower modeled after Yonago Castle, a confectionery and seafood store and factory on the first floor, a coffee shop ""Sunaba Coffee World"" on the second floor, and an observation tower on the fifth floor."

    Lots of samples were offered and it was interesting to see candy being packaged through a window. Fruit, snacks, and candy were for sale in this large store, and there is an observation deck...

  • Sanin Kaigan National Park Uradome Coast Island Cruise
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    4.5
    62 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Iwamiguniwamichou Otani 2182
    A 40-minute sightseeing boat tour along the Uradome Coast—one of San’in Coast’s leading scenic spots. You can see the beautifully grand seas, with a 25- meter-deep visibility, an awe-inspiring cave mouth and cliff walls, as well as areas around odd rock formations. And you simply must not missing hearing the friendly Captain’s guidance provided directly to you.

    Clear weather made the trip enjoyable. Close up view of stones. Clear water allows one to see the seaweed and life under water. No English translation.

  • Tottori Karo Crab Aquarium
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Karocho Nishi 3-27-2
    "The aquarium is located next to ""Tottori Port Seafood Market Karoichi"" near Karo Port, west of Karo-machi, Tottori City, and offers ""see, touch, and experience"" exhibits and hands-on events with different themes each season. From May to October, many families enjoy playing barefoot in the outdoor wave pool."

    蟹の水揚げで有名な賀露港近くにあります。 魚市場が隣接していて駐車場も充実しているので、 県内外からお客さんが訪問しています。 こちらの施設は、こぢんまりしていますが、入場無料なので気軽に入れます。 様々な種類の蟹に展示をしていますが、 私が一番印象に残ったのは、遣唐使などで有名な吉備真備が賀露に訪れた伝説の 案内板。教科書には載っていないエピソードが、真偽はともかく非常に興味深い 内容でした。

  • Youkai Shrine
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    3.5
    145 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Taishoumachi 62-1
    A shrine standing along the Mizuki Shigeru Road, a popular tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to a 300 year old Japanese zelkova tree and a three meter tall block of granite yokai (Japanese folk monster) which was put into his heart and soul by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. The grounds are filled with statues of yokai characters from Mizuki’s hit comic, “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” such as an Ittan Momen-themed torii gate and Medama Oyaji purifying fountain. The automated fortune dispenser, in which small yokai figures deliver a mikuji fortune slip, is a popular feature of the shrine. The shrine also sells popular souvenirs such as yokai ema votive tablets, protective charms, and protective seals.

    水木しげるロードを境港駅に向かって歩いている途中に見つけました。 目玉(親父)がグルグル回っていてなかなかシュールな光景ですが(汗 妖怪の怪しさが演出されてよい雰囲気ですね。 境内はこじんまりとしています。

  • Gegege no Yokai Rakuen
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Eimachi 138
    A miniature “yokai” (Japanese folk monster) theme park located behind the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum, a popular tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. Here you can meet Kitaro, Nurikabe, Medama Oyaji, and other yokai characters which appear in Shigeru Mizuki’s hit manga comic, “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” in statue and cutout form. Park facilities include the children-oriented “Kitaro’s House;” various commemorative photo spots; and Yokai Nakamise, a shop selling yokai goods and merchandise. At the Yokai Chaya café, you can enjoy a popular yokai latte or a local burger.

    no special but just for buying souvenir or cafe only but well enough for take rest and taking photo.

  • Ocean One Day Onsen
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Yonago-shi Shinkai 3-2-46

    ネットで地元の人が絶賛していてので、行きました。岩風呂と海風呂が月替わりで男女入れ替わります。今月は、女性が海側でした。 画像のような海を見ながら、温度は低めなので永遠に入っていられます。 珍しく、バリっぽいイメージなところも良かったです。地元の人曰く、一日中過ごせる場所です。

  • Jinpukaku Mansion (National Important Cultural Property)
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashimachi 2-121
    Jinpukaku Mansion is a villa constructed in 1907 by Marquis Nakahiro Ikeda, the grandson of the last lord of the Tottori domain, to provide accommodation for Crown Prince Yoshihito (later the Taisho Emperor) during his tour of the San’in region. It is a two-storey white wooden building with a tiled roof, the design of which was inspired by the French Renaissance style; it has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The Jinpukaku Mansion now houses a museum, with displays on the history of the Tottori domain and the Ikeda family. The second floor offers superb views of the Horyu-in Garden, which has been designated as a municipal Place of Scenic Beauty by Tottori City Government.

    The area is breathtakingly beautiful. We were walking around the building and so surprise that they allow us to enter the building. My education isnt un architechture, but I always have interested in...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2083-17
    This is an art museum on Prefectural Route 319 in Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori City where sand sculptures, sculptures carved from sand, are exhibited. Sculptures are produced and exhibited on differing themes each year under the concept of travel around the world in sand, such as “Renaissance in Italy” and “World Heritages in Asia”. The displays can only be appreciated during the exhibition as when the exhibition has finished the sculptures turn back into sand.

    The sand sculptures are said to be changed once a year. When I went there, they were doing an Egyptian exhibition. The process of making the sculptures was well described, and it was wonderful to see...

  • Sakaiminato Tourist Information Center
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    63 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 215 Mina To Sakai Community Center 1F
    "This tourist information center is located on the first floor of the Minato Sakai Koryukan adjoining JR Sakaiminato Station. In addition to providing information on local sightseeing destinations, the center distributes pamphlets on Sakaiminato City and the surrounding area; and sells local merchandise, stamp books, and yokai monster guidebooks. The center also has a yokai postbox - letters posted here will be stamped with a special stamp featuring the characters of Shigeru Mizuki's hit ""GeGeGe no Kitaro,"" and visitors are recommended to send a letter to their own home from here as a memento. In addition, the center rents bicycles, a convenient way to explore the area; can temporarily hold on to your baggage for you; and also lends out baby strollers and wheelchairs."

    All necessary information here; the English speaking assistant was Russian. He provided excellent information on the local dining scene probably because its the only thing to do in Saikaiminato!

  • Roadside Station Kinanse Iwami
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Nii 337-4
    "Roadside Station Kinanse Iwami is located along Route 9 in Iwami Town, Tottori Prefecture, and offers a wide variety of fresh local vegetables, seafood, processed agricultural products, processed marine products, and processed meat products. The store also offers locally brewed sake from the local Takada Sake Brewery and pottery made by a nearby pottery. The facility also has a restaurant ""Kaiyotei"" and a bakery specializing in baked goods ""Berufuru""."

    岩井温泉の旅館に宿泊し、翌朝鳥取砂丘に向かう途中で立ち寄りました。広い駐車場あり。地元産の野菜を販売していて、朝から地元の方でいっぱいです。松葉がに漁獲量日本一の町ということで、松葉がにもたくさん売られています。

  • Enchoen Chinese Garden
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    3.5
    56 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Hikiji 565-1
    This is the largest Chinese garden in Japan that was made as a symbol of friendship between Tottori Prefecture and Hebei Province in China. It is located near “Togo Onsen”, one of the hot springs in the Nashi-no-hana hot spring village. The beautiful and magnificent utopia that the successive Chinese emperors favored is designed in the garden and there are many scenic places such as the Sankeiken, long corridors and Nanahoshibashi bridge. Events are held in the garden and a Chinese acrobatic show can be seen every day, as well as China dress rentals, and annual events for the Chinese New Year and Sento-setsu festival.

    Oh my, what a gem! It was not on any English guide we saw, we learned about it by chance and decided to combine it with Hakuto Shrine day trip. We went to the nearest JR station, walked 15 min by...

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Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region’s highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.

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