Spots in Tottori Area

  • Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    298 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
    235 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.

    Under the Sanin Campaign, Tottori prefecture is offering for foreign tourists a three-hour taxi drive with only 2000 yen which is available right in the information center of Tottori Station. Driving...

  • Gasho Aoyama Manga Factory
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    4.0
    119 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...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes
    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.
  • Tottori Harbor Seafood Market Karoichi
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Karochounishi 3-27-1
    This marketplace is right near Karo Harbor in Karo Town, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture. Both visitors and locals come here to purchase seafood caught fresh from the Japan Sea. Local shipments are available as well. There are cooking classes for children as well as tuna slicing demonstrations, a matsuba crab festival, and a variety of other events held throughout the year. Visitors can also enjoy the farmer’s market, souvenir shop, a fresh squid sashimi arranged in the original shape, and a restaurant that offers fresh seafood cuisine.

    I have been Japan for almost five years. I had tried a lot of seafood. Here is the best one I think. First, not so expensive. You can eat six kinds of fresh Sashimi here by just 980 yen...

  • Roadside Station Shinwa-no-sato Shiro Usagi
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    3.5
    154 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.

    Good food, famous for the fish cakes. There is a walkway to the other side of the highway, great photo opportunity there.

  • Sakaiminato Marine Products Direct Sales Center
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Shouwamachi 9-5
    A marine products direct sales center located along the coast a 20 minute walk from the popular Mizuki Shigeru Road tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. Sakaiminato boasts some of the largest fishing catches in the nation, and this direct sales center is one of the first places the city’s ultra-fresh marine delicacies are delivered to. 14 shops stand side by side in the center, selling fresh fish and processed marine products. Here you’ll find seasonal seafood sold at reasonable prices, such as Pacific bluefin tuna and Iwagaki oysters in summer, red snow crab from fall to early summer, and matsuba crab in winter. This popular marketplace attracts not only tourists but also local shoppers.

    They don’t have a place for people to eat their purchase there since no cooking is done on site. Their crabs are selling slightly cheaper than surrounding seafood centre, seem to cater more for locaL...

  • Daisenji Temple's Main Hall
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9
    This temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism is located on the mountainside of Mt. Daisen in Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. It is an ancient temple said to have been founded between 717-723. At the peak of its influence, it had over 100 temples and 3,000 warrior monks, but the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism at the beginning of the Meiji period led to its decline. The vermilion-lacquered columns and green lattice windows of the main hall used to be the Dainichido Hall. It burned down and was rebuilt in 1951. The principal image is of Ksitigarbha.

    It is a suitable place for learning history. This old Buddhist and Shinto temple collaborate two cultures, two design, and two tradition between Shinto and Buddhist into one. The design was amazing.

  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    4.5
    75 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...

  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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    4.0
    128 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 3-1-1 Yonago City Tourist Center
    The Sohou Furusato Kan exhibits mainly dolls from the Edo period as well as dyed textile fabrics, jewelry and furnishings changing seasonally. The items were a collection of Masako Sakaguchi of Yonago City, taking half a life time to accumulate. Visitors can experience the valuable traditional culture.

    Kaike Onsen is one of the top Onsens in Western Japan and has a gorgeous view of the ocean from the area. Highly recommend this Onsen and the surrounding areas in Tottori Prefecture.

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    64 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.

  • Ryokan Ohashi
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    4.5
    88 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Misasa 302-1
    This long-established inn in Misasa Hot Spring is also a Nationally Registered Tangible Cultural Property. Visitors can enjoy the tasteful atmosphere and private water source on a day trip. The hot spring water of the “Ashimoto Yushutu Onsen” that flows from between the natural rocks can be enjoyed at the “Gankutu no yu”.

    Ryokan Ohashi is a traditional Japanese onsen hotel, quite commonplace in my opinion. We picked it because the alternatives looked even less promising. Very polite staff, normal room (a bit dated...

  • Sakyu Kaikan
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    3.5
    95 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2164
    Sakyu Kaikan is a large drive-in restaurant situated just outside the entrance (east entrance) to the famous sightseeing spot of the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture. There is a lot on offer here for tourists such as a restaurant suitable for large groups, a cafe area, and shops selling lots of specialty products from Tottori. The restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes with their most popular dish being the crab on rice with sand dune yam. The seafood rice bowl topped with a range of over 10 different kinds of seafood is also very popular. The cafe offers local treats such as pear flavored soft ice-cream and pickled scallion burgers.

    The is my happiness when I was travel to Tottori. I love sea food. soup was so delicious and reasonable price.

  • Kansuitei Kozeniya
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    4.5
    97 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Eirakuonsenchou 651
    This facility is located near the center of Tottori City. The bath room of Hakkakuendo, closely resembling the octagonal Yumedono (Hall of Dreams) of Horyu-ji Temple, offers six types of bath, such as open-air baths and bath tubs made of Japanese cypress. Guests can casually enjoy the natural hot spring.

    We were at this hotel a few days before Christmas, Dec. 2019. We are a couple, and our friend had booked it for us. (She was also traveling with us.) One of the tricks to traveling light in Japan, is...

  • Jinpukaku Mansion (National Important Cultural Property)
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    4.0
    98 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 Karo Crab Aquarium
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    4.0
    95 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Karocho Nishi 3-27-2

    Located near Karo port where at this winter season (visited Dec 10) the catched crabs are brought forth and sold by auctioned and we have the Karo Ichiba (market), Kanikkokan (a small and free museum...

  • Gegege no Yokai Rakuen
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    3.5
    104 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.

  • Sanin Kaigan National Park Uradome Coast Island Cruise
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    4.5
    58 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.

  • Sakaiminato Oasis
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 215 Mina To Sakai Community Center 2F
    "Located on the second floor of the Minato Sakai Koryukan, this facility has informational panels and pamphlets on areas across Tottori and Shimane, and has an area which presents sightseeing destinations throughout the San'in area. In addition, the facility introduces manga comic artists from the area, presents information related to the ""Manga Kingdom Tottori"" campaign, and hosts a variety of events. Visitors can also take their time and read a numerous comic books by Shigeru Mizuki and Gosho Aoyama. Entry is free and food and drink are allowed, making this a place where you can take a break as well."

    The service was horrible, and I was told foreigners could not rent bikes. First of all, this policy is paranoia and prejudiced. Second, I am resident of 20 years, a professor in a Japanese...

  • Mansuiro
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    4.0
    68 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Tohaku-gun Misasacho Yamada 5
    A hot spring hotel at Misasa Onsen, one of the world's leading radioactive springs, with a high concentration of radon. You'll have a superb stay with top class hospitality, and cuisine that's produced locally for local consumption. The spacious bathhouses switch between men's and women's bathing areas in the morning and evening. You'll revel in the hot spring water flowing freely from the facility's three thermal sources. Steam from the radium spring rises from the indoor bath, and you can feel the healing properties inside the body every time you breathe. Misasa Onsen, with its over 800 year history, got its name from a legend that said that people soaking there would be cured of illness on the morning of the third day (the Chinese characters for Misasa mean three mornings).

    We were a group of 5 and we had booked a room with a private onsen. The staff were very attentive. Before we even asked, they brought us a wheelchair given we had an elderly travelling with us. The...

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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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