Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Tottori Area

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
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    4.0
    151 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
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    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...

  • Youkai Shrine
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    3.5
    145 Reviews
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    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。

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    65 Reviews
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    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.

  • Gegege no Yokai Rakuen
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
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    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.

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    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...

  • Daisen White Resort
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 96 Service center
    This ski resort is one of the largest in Western Japan and consists of four areas called Kokusai, Goenzan, Naka-no-hara, and Ue-no-hara. The resort offers slopes with an ocean view. If you look down from the lift, you can see the Japan sea and the Oki Islands. There are nine styles of slopes that can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. Also, there is a kid’s area called “Taka-piyo” land that can be enjoyed by families with children.

    初心者向けコースはちょうど良い緩さで、リフト待ちの時間も短いのでお薦めです。 自分は今回滑ってないですが競技会ができる位のコースもありますし、また行きたいです。

  • Morinokuni
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Akamatsu 634
    This general outdoors facility is located in Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. Situated amidst the magnificence of Mt. Daisen’s natural scenery, this facility contains western Japan’s biggest field athletics camp, a dog park, about 20 different types of playground equipment available for rental, a food court, a barbecue area, and more. There are also interactive nature tours, an ice cream-making experience using Daisen milk, and other casual activities. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy spending the day basking in the beautiful outdoors.

    I was previledged to join as a guide volunteer for the skiing camp. The staff are professionals keeping to time schedules and they always listen therefore nothing hardly goes wrong. Had so much fun...

  • Tottori Prefectural Museum
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashimachi 2-124
    This museum, located in a corner of Kyushou Park, conveys the nature and culture of Tottori. It exhibits material on the history of Tottori prefecture such as documents on the sand dunes and clan documents.

    常設展示では鳥取の歴史がよくわかり、カフェもついていてよい感じです。鳥取城と仁風閣のすぐ近くなので一緒にまわるのがおすすめ。とてもリフレッシュできました。車は県庁北側に無料駐車場があって便利です。

  • Fish Specimens and old Japanese Life Museum
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Hanamachi 8-1
    Fish Specimens and old Japanese Life Museum which opened in April 1994 and which has the finest collection of marine life specimens in Japan, is located in a renovated sake brewery; the building has been included in the list of the “Top 100 Most Beloved Buildings in Tottori Prefecture.” There are approximately 4,000 specimens of aquatic creatures belonging to around 700 different species in the museum’s collections; other items on display including the Minato-maru fishing boat and a collection of old everyday tools, three of which have been designated as Municipal Cultural Properties by Sakaiminato City Government.

    境港にあるちよっとした魚系の展示資料館です。 お魚などの剥製が多数展示されています。 暇つぶしで寄ったのですが意外に内容が濃くいろいろと勉強になりました。 水木しげるロードからはちょっと歩きますが時間が余ったら行ってみるといいかもしれません。

  • Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Hikonashinden 665
    Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary is located around 15 minutes' drive from JR Yonago Station; the sanctuary itself is around two minutes' walk from the parking area. The sanctuary, which is an important habitat for wild birds, occupies a part of Nakaumi Lagoon where the Ramsar Convention is registered. Every year, Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary is visited by around 1,000 Tundra Swans (Bewick's Swans), more than anywhere else in Western Japan, as well as by an average of more than 75,000 geese and ducks. The sanctuary is also a vital habitat for many endangered plant and animal species, including Potamogeton pectinatus, a submerged aquatic plant, and the Appasus, an aquatic insect. At the Sanctuary's Nature Center, visitors can listen to explanatory talks by park rangers and volunteers, and can use the telescopes and binoculars installed in the Nature Center to view the birds. Various special events are held at the Sanctuary, including Nature Watching Fairs, etc.

    After checking the internet to confirm the place was open and walking for three kilometres only to find it was closed we were very disappointed. Even the sign at the gate said it was open! We could...

  • Tottori Folk Crafts Museum
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Sakaemachi 651
    The Tottori Folk Crafts Museum was established with the aim of showcasing the way folk crafts have been able to make everyday objects both practical and beautiful; the Museum has around 6,000 folk craft artifacts on display, both from Japan and overseas. The Museum is housed in a visually-striking building that was designed with great attention to detail by Yoshida Shoya; with its plaster-on-clay external walls, it resembles a traditional Japanese storehouse.

    鳥取駅から徒歩5分ほど。 入館料500円。鳥取の医師で民藝運動家の吉田璋也が、鳥取の民藝運動の拠点として1949年に創設。土蔵風の建物は1957年築で国登録有形文化財。訪館時は「吉田璋也遺愛...

  • Yume Minato Park
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Takenouchidanchi
    "A park built on the site of 1997's Sanin & Yume Minato Exposition. Its slogan is ""The port where the Sea of Japan and Mt. Daisen are most beautiful."" Features include the 43-meter high Yumeminato Tower; Minato-onsen Honokami, the only hot spring facility in the city; and the Sakaiminato Fish Center, one of the largest seafood specialty stores in western Japan. Benches are located throughout the park and it's perfect for a stroll while feeling the sea breeze and taking in the view of Mt. Daisen, the highest mountain in the Chugoku region. The area around the park is a famous fishing spot, drawing anglers throughout the year."

    たまたま訪れたタイミングでは爽やかな陽気であったため、非常に良い印象であった。のんびりと過ごすには最適です。

  • KURAYOSHI FIGURE MUSEUM
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Kajimachi 1-2971-2

    倉吉市中心部に位置しているフィギュアなどを多く扱っている円形タイプの博物館です。観光におすすめします。

  • Hoki Kodai no Oka Park
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Yodoecho Fukuoka 1529
    A park with burial mounds modeled after life in the Yayoi period. Site of the Mukoyama Burial Mounds that were built from the late fifth to the late sixth centuries, a total of 17 mounds are distributed across the precincts. 104 haniwa earthen objects are set up around the scallop-style tumulus area that recreates a mid-Kofun period burial mound. The site is dotted with features that will help you imagine life in ancient times, like a 15-meter-high stilt-raised structure that has been restored to its original state. The Kodai Taiken no Yakata holds workshops in making earthenware, haniwa objects, and ceramic flutes, as well as building fires. Reservations are required. Its many other highlights include an adventure plaza with a wooden athletic tower and the Kodai Lotus Park where you can find the Oga lotus, a variety said to be 2,000 years old.

    弥生時代をイメージして作られた古墳公園で、面積が10ヘクタールと広大です。園内には、最大で65メートルにもおよぶ古墳が17基も保存されています。また、高床式建物や竪穴住居、古墳が復元されているほか、たくさんの埴輪が設置されているので、古代の生活に思いをはせることができます。

  • Yonago City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Nakamachi 12
    "This facility opened in 1983 and was the San'in region's first public art museum. The imposing brick building houses about 1,700 works by local artists. They hold a variety of special exhibitions, including private, city, and prefectural displays, as well as the Yonago Autumn Cultural Festival. The museum is particularly known for exhibitions by Yonago locals. They also have various events like a ""Museum School"" as part of an educational promotion initiative, art lectures, and workshops."

    来館した時期が悪かったので仕方ありませんが、第2展示室の「美術館スタッフが選んだ!米子市美術館コレクション15選」 だけでは、物足りなかった… でも、國頭繁次郎「平和を乱すもの」が見られて良かったです。

  • Misasa Violin Museum (Tottori Violin Making School)
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Misasa 199-1
    This museum introduces the processes of string instrument manufacturing, the tools used, as well as the wood materials. On the second floor replica works of string instruments are exhibited, and there is also concert hall where regular concerts are held. Trial violin trial lessons are also available.

    知人のコンサートがこちらで開催された際訪問しました。 こぢんまりしていますが、とても雰囲気の良い博物館です。 バイオリンに特化しているので展示物や説明はとても充実していて、バイオリンの事を少し理解することが出来ました。

  • Tottori City History Museum (Yamabikokan)
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Uemachi 88
    The Ochidani district of Tottori City has several temples that were associated with the lords that ruled the Tottori domain in times gone by. The Tottori City History Museum (Yamabikokan), which is located in a corner of the Ouchidani District, provides an introduction to the history and culture of the Tottori region. Besides the permanent exhibitions, the Museum also holds thematic exhibitions and special exhibitions relating to Tottori. In early summer, the Museum is open in the evenings on certain days so that visitors can view fireflies in the Museum grounds.

    公営の博物館なので入館料も安いです。高校生以下や70歳以上などは無料なので子供と一緒だとちょっとお得です。また企画展示も行われていることがあり、その際もセット(企画展と常設展示)でも料金は安いです。興味のある企画展示の時を狙っていくのもいいです。

  • Daisen Museum of Nature and History
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen 43
    "A 15-minute drive from the Yonago Interchange on the Yonago Expressway. In this museum, situated at the foot of Mt. Daisen, visitors can learn about the history and plant and animal life of Mt. Daisen, a designated national park. The history, culture, and diverse seasonal plants and animals of the mountain are introduced on the first floor. Since ancient times, Mt. Daisen has been an object of worship, and through dioramas and projection mapping, visitors can experience the history and culture of the mountain and surrounding area. The second floor presents the story behind ""Japan's Largest Livestock Market Born of Jizou Bodhisattva Worship,"" which was included in the Japan Heritage list in 2016."

    大山の登山口、ナショナルパークセンターの向いにある小さな博物館で、山の歴史や動植物などを紹介している。無料なので気軽に立ち寄れる。

  • Hawai Beach
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Yurihamacho Hashizu
    A beach in Yurihama-cho that inherited its name from the town's previous moniker, Hawai-cho. The wide open resort beach has white sand and a blue sea. It's 200-meter long and 50-meter wide, has toilets and showers, and gets crowded with locals and tourists alike. Many people visit in combination with a hot spring trip to Hawai Onsen. Ten-minutes away by car, it's known for appearing in TV commercials.

    コロナのせいか平日だったせいかはわかりませんが、かなり静かでした。きめ細かな砂浜と透明度の高い海。また行きたいです。

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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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