Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Tottori Area

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
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    4.0
    149 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.

    Though we visited during winter, still there are flowers in some areas outside the dome. The bridges are the best path walk around the park. On a clear day, Mount Daisen is stunningly beautiful. The...

  • 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...

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    64 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
    108 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.

  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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    4.0
    128 Reviews
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    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.

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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    4.5
    3 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.

    11月に友人をこちらに案内しました。砂の美術館と同じ敷地内にあるので、美術館の見学後にこちらに立ち寄ることも可能です。売店のスペースはそこそこ広く、鳥取の土産物だけでなく美術館の砂像に関連したものも結構そろっています。砂丘入口にあるお土産物屋さんとは品揃えも違っているので、「定番」ではない鳥取のみやげものを求めたい方にもオススメです。

  • 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.

    Was snowboarding there 2 times this year! There are good rental stores for clothes and equipment, ski and snowboard school for those who are doing it for the first time, and restaurants. It`s pretty...

  • 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.

    The museum is unexpectedly good. I came late in the afternoon, and not many visitors, so its relaxing. It shows the history of Tottori, like how the prefecture (including its sand dunes) is formed...

  • Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
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    3.5
    29 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.

    This center seems to have done a big job gathering all that info about birds. But its up to everyones interest. It was a bit out of mine.

  • Funaoka Chikurin Park
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Yazucho Nishidani 564-1
    A park featuring bamboo groves with sasa bamboo and over 200 unusual bamboo varieties, both native and introduced. One of Japan's leading bamboo plantations, it's a great spot for wandering among the groves with the pale green light filtering through. It's Yazupoppo Yazu mini-SL Museum has a display of a mini steam train, and the Yuzu Garden Cafe with its excellent curry is great for a bite to eat. The park also has barbecue facilities, a campground, bungalows, and other amenities where you can enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family.

    新緑が、キラキラとまぶしく、きれいでした。少し坂があります。 お花の時期が、終わっていたのか、なにもありません。

  • 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 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。

  • Daisen Museum of Nature and History
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    4.0
    13 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."

    大山寺バス停近くの大きな駐車場の上、大山寺への参道の入口左側にある2階建ての小さな自然史博物館で、4つのゾーンに分かれています。大山の誕生にかかわる映像や写真、資料、動植物の標本があり、大山の自然を分かりやすく説明しています。入場無料です。是非見学に訪れてみてください。

  • Tottori Folk Crafts Museum
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    4.0
    24 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.

    This is a small museum in a lovely old home near the train station. The floors and interior are beautiful, smooth wood. On display are local crafts mainly pottery and furniture. The furniture is...

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Misasa Violin Museum (Tottori Violin Making School)
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    4.5
    12 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.

    本格的なバイオリンコンサートホールでプロの演奏が聴けるという素晴らしい体験ができます。隣接したバイオリン製作学校も見学出来ます。

  • 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。

  • San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Makidani 1794-4
    "This museum, located 30 minutes from the Tottori Interchange on the Tottori Expressway, introduces the wonders of San'in Kaigan Geopark via a variety of exhibits and images. The museum also holds various events throughout the year such as nature watching sessions and nature classes. Particularly popular exhibits include the ""touchable globe,"" a digital globe visitors can touch and interact with to learn more about the workings of our planet from a variety of perspectives; aquariums containing examples of fish and other creatures living in the area; and periodic screenings of realistic, 3D films of the interiors of the Kairyujin (sea cave)and Okaryujin (land cave), two caves on the tip of Cape Haneo to which entry is currently prohibited."

    Not so big but very interesting place where you can learn a lot about the local sea animals, plants and minerals. Good for children and adults. Also, there are a few aquariums with some very cute...

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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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