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  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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    4.5
    521 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.

    More than the sand dunes themselves this museum is worth a visit. For many years they have a changing exhibition each year with a theme. For us it was Nordic, so anything to do with the Nordic...

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
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    4.0
    117 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.

    On a very hot day we decided to walk around rather than take the train, which circulates every 15 minutes around the park. This was a mistake as we tired pretty quickly but there were a few places...

  • Asian Museum Inoue Yasushi Memorial Museum
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Oshinoduchou 57
    This is a memorial hall of the literary master Inoue Yasushi who served exchanging cultures between Japan and China. It is also a museum of the history of Tottori Prefecture which has had close relations with Asian countries since long ago. In the memorial hall, there is a display of the model of Inoue Yasushi’s study and items that he used for writing. The museum displays more than 2000 pieces of valuable Persian brocade in the “Persian Brocade section” which is said to be one of the three largest collections in the world. Also, in the “Mongolia section”, you can see displays that show the life of the Mongolian nomads. The facility offers a lot to see.
  • Daisen White Resort
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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...

  • Wakasa Hyonosen Camp Ground
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    Tottori ken Wakakura cho, Hachibu-gun Tsukuneya
    Enjoy camping in the great outdoors at this campground located on the hillside of Mt. Hyonosen. Facilities include bungalows, auto camps and hot water showers. There are also multipurpose areas, and areas welcoming pets. It is a popular campground with a variety of uses.
  • Kaike Hot Spring and Swimming Beach
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen
    This beach next to Kaike hot springs, located at the base of Yumigahama Peninsula, has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and pine trees. The beach has high quality of water that is good enough to be selected as one of the 88 most excellent beaches in Japan and in the summer, many people visit to swim in the ocean. At night, squid fishing boats beautifully light up the coast line and visitors can enjoy the contrast to the day time scenery.
  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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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.
  • Utsubuki Park
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    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Nakanochou
    This is a park at the foot of Mt. Utsubuki, 204 meters in height, opened in commemoration of the Taisho Emperor visiting the area. It is one of the most famous sites for cherry blossoms in the Sanin region and has been chosen as “Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites”. Many people visit for the variety of cherry blossoms and azaleas in the spring time.
  • Tottori Prefectural Museum
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    21 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.

    鳥取の自然や文化を網羅した総合博物館です。鳥取藩主であった池田家の史料1万5千点は閲覧ができます。鳥取砂丘に関する資料も展示されています。鳥取出身の作家の絵画も展示されており、城址めぐりの際に立ち寄られることをお勧めします。

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Beach
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama
    This is a swimming beach where you can enjoy the white sands of the Tottori sand dunes and the beautiful Sea of ​​Japan together. Shower rooms and change rooms are also available to use.
  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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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”.
  • Higashihama Beach
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    Tottori Pref. Iwamiguniwamichou Kugami
    This swimming beach is about 1,500 meters of white sand and green pines. Access for tourists is easy, situated only a two-minute walk from Higashihama Station. There are also barbeque facilities, and a sea house refreshment stand is open during the swimming season.
  • Tottori Castle Ruins, Kyusho-koen Park
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashimachi
    This is an urban park built around the Tottori Castle ruins, famous for Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s starvation tactics. At the summit of Mt. Kyusho there are ruins of the tower and outer citadel, keeping the appearance of a mountain castle. At the base is Kyusho-koen Park, where there are many sights such as the Jinpu-kaku Mansion and a prefectural museum. Selected as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom spots, there are approximately 240 cherry blossoms including the Yoshino cherry variety and in spring the area is teeming with stalls and cherry blossom viewers.
  • San’inkaigan National Park
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    Kyoto prefecture, Hyogo prefecture, Tottori prefecture
    This is a national park consisting of approximately 75 kilometers of coastline from Kyotango City in Kyoto Prefecture to Tottori City in Tottori Prefecture. There are many things to see such as the Tottori Sand Dunes, the largest in Japan, the scenic spots of Kamogaiso, and Natane-goto Islands, Takenohama Beach chosen in the best 100 Japanese beaches and the Tango Sand Dunes spreading for about 6.5 kilometers. There are also many beaches popular in summer in particular with people enjoying leisure activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and hiking, etc. Pleasure boats operate from three places in the area, and you can enjoy the beautiful seascape.
  • Daisen-Oki National Park
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    Tottori prefecture, Shimane prefecture, Okayama prefecture
    This national park spans the three prefectures of Tottori, Shimane and Okayama and consists of the four regions of the mountainous area from Mt. Daisen to Mt. Hiruzen and Mt. Mitoku, the coastal region of the Shimane Peninsula, Mt. Sanbe area, and the Oki Islands. The park is gaining popular with mountain climbers because of its many famous mountains such as the highest peak in the Chugoku region, Mt. Daisen and Mt. Sanbe which is characterized by its varied landscapes. In addition, the area is visited by many worshippers making the pilgrimage to many historical sites surrounded in myth dotting the area such as Izumo Taisha Shrine and Hinomisaki-jinja Shrine. There are many campsites, camps, climbing roads, and information centers in the area, and it is used as the base for sightseeing and climbing. The Daisen Information Center provides multilingual brochures.
  • DNA
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Suehironsenchou 753KawatoBILL2F
    A club located near Tottori Station. On weekdays it operates as a music bar, relax with a drink while enjoying live music. On weekends enjoy the club atmosphere with DJ performances and live events. Also come watch broadcasts of sporting events such as the Olympics, soccer matches, and baseball games.
  • Shikano Castle Site Park
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Shikanochoushikano
    "Shikano Castle Site Park, which is located around 20 minutes' drive from the Tottori Nishi Interchange of the Tottori Expressway, was formerly the site of a castle built during the Sengoku (Warring States) period (1467-1615) that was the residence of Kamei Korenori. Vestiges of the original castle can still be seen, including the Inner Moat and Outer Moat, which are filled with water, and parts of the stone walls. There are around 500 Yoshino Cherry trees in the park, and it is a famous spot for viewing cherry blossom in the spring. ""Shikano Cherry Blossom Festival"" is held in early April every year, to coincide with the period when the cherry trees are in bloom; during the festival, the cherry trees are illuminated in the evenings. The reflection of the illuminated cherry blossom in the water of the moats at night creates a truly magical effect that visitors find almost overwhelmingly beautiful."
  • Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
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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.
  • BIRD Theatre Company Tottori
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Shikanochoushikano 1812-1
    BIRD Theatre is located around 30 minutes' drive from the Tottori Nishi Interchange of the San-In Expressway; it is the base for BIRD Theatre Company Tottori, which was founded by Tottori-born director Nakashima Makoto, and which transformed an abandoned elementary school and kindergarten in the Shikano-cho district of Tottori City into a theatre. Besides creating new theatrical works and presenting them at the theatre, BIRD Theatre Company Tottori also collaborates with leading Japanese and international theatre troupes, dancers and musicians to provide high-quality stage performances. In addition, the company organizes a range of special programs-including workshops and lectures-to help the general public experience the joy and mystery of theatre.
  • Gegege no Yokai Rakuen
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    88 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.

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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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