Culture / Tour Spots in Tottori Area

  • 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 Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    4.5
    75 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.

  • 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。

  • Tottori Prefectural Museum
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    4.0
    28 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...

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • Yonago City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    17 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."

    施設の職員の方がとても親切である。 色んな質問をしてもさすがとうなる程の解説をして頂けます。 そして何よりも教育普及事業として創作・交流広場活用ワークショップを定期的に開催されて、子供を参加させると創造力が養われます。 とても楽しいイベントです。

  • 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。

  • Misasa Violin Museum (Tottori Violin Making School)
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    4.5
    11 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.

    バイオリンの製作学校が1Fにあります。 2Fでは演奏会を行っています。 バイオリンの製作体験や演奏体験もできるそうです。 入場料500円。

  • San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea
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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."
  • Otsunahiki Shiryokan Jinsho no Yakata
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Misasa 910-4
    The Hanayu Festival is held in Misasa Onsen every May. This museum displays the main tug-of-war rope weighing two tons and about 80 meters in length that is used for the main event Great tug-of-war, at the festival as well introduces tug-of-war from Japan and around the world.

    當地每年有固定的傳統拔河活動,這裡就是展示這項傳統活動的資料以及使用的拔河工具;這拔河和我們一般常見的拔河不大一樣,是用藤編織成一個複雜的組合再讓兩邊對抗,沒有到現場實際看到東西和影片,很難理解這到底是甚麼樣的結構! 到這展示處時沒有工作人員,就自己打開門,自己走進去,慢慢參觀......

  • Mochigase Nagashi-bina no Yakata
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Mochigasecho Befu 32-1
    A large wooden building modeled after Kyoto's Kinkakuji Temple, a world heritage site. It's permanent exhibit features about 1,000 dolls, including Hina Ningyo dolls from the Edo period when the art form flourished, decorations for Hina-matsuri, Kamo Ningyo dolls, and Gosho Ningyo dolls. Mochigase-nagashibina ceremony takes place at Mochigase-cho on the third of March on the lunar calendar. Participants pray for good health and to avoid misfortune by setting special Hina dolls adrift. It's been designated a Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property. They also hold workshops in making the paper dolls, and you can bring them home with you when you finish. You can write a wish on special charms and save them for the next ceremony too.

    まず、重厚な木造建築の建物があまりにも立派なことに驚かされました。館内には江戸時代からのお雛様が展示されていて、それぞれが形や表情に違いがあり、見ごたえたっぷりでした。館内にある庭園を眺めながら食事ができる喫茶もおすすめです。

  • Asian Museum Inoue Yasushi Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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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.

    順路に従って進んだため、最初、コンセプトが何なのか解りずらい博物館でしたが、最終に近い井上靖先生の書斎や生い立ちの展示を見てガッテンがいきました。そうなのです!井上靖先生が全て絡んだアジアに纏わる展示でした。それにしても一企業のオーナーの意向で建てられての博物館なので、利益が上がっているうちはいいのでしょうが、現在の来場者数では維持が将来どうなるのか心配です。

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
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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.
  • Yazu Mini SL Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Yazucho Nishidani Funaoka Takebayashi Park
    The first mini steam locomotive museum in Japan, where 18 steam locomotives (SL) are on display at Funaoka Chikurin Park (which has one of the country's leading bamboo groves). Actually powered by burning coal, all of the mini SLs are handmade. The trains change every weekend and run through the seasonal garden in the park. The various models will excite train enthusiasts, including a D51 type steam locomotive (a leading model of the former Japanese National Railways), a superheated steam tank locomotive C21, and a classic British steam train called Royal Scot Class by the former London, Midland and Scottish Railway .

    展示は、一部屋だけで、小さい子が乗れる列車が、あるだけです。 京都鉄道博物館を見てるだけに、いまいちでした。ミニのSLの模型だけでなく、買えるSLもたくさん置いて欲しいです。紙のSLが500円でした。

  • Warabekan Museum
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Nishimachi 3-202
    This is a museum for songs and toys called “Warabekan”. The first floor is for Japanese nursery rhymes and the second and third floors are for toys. On the first floor, visitors can enjoy an exhibition of musicians from Tottori Prefecture and sing nursery rhymes and animation songs in the karaoke corner. On the second and third floors visitors can play with toys from around the word in “the world of toys” and in the toy factory visitors can make toys. It is a facility that both adults and children can engage in playing with toys.
  • Watanabe Museum of Art
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kakuji 55
    Based on the philosophy that items deeply rooted in the daily lives of ordinary people are also art, this museum preserves and displays a collection of some 30 thousand ancient works of art. The museum was established in 1978 with the purpose of stimulating and contributing to the local community and to the development of arts and culture. The museum's collection of ancient art was gathered over a more than 60 year period by Tottori City physician Hajime Watanabe and includes not only pieces from Japan but also from various countries in the Asian cultural sphere. The museum holds exhibitions featuring works by invited local artists, workshops, and more, and is gaining popularity as an art museum where visitors can enjoy looking, touching, and experiencing art.
  • Nichinancho Art Museum
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    Tottori Hino-gun Nichinancho Kasumi 785
    A municipal art museum that exhibits about 250 works collected by Rinzo Satake, a native of Nichinan Town and the founder of Sakura Cray-Pas. The museum makes the town's art and culture accessible to all. The displays focus on modern painting and sculptures by artists like Ryuzaburo Umehara, Gyokudo Kawai, and Takeshi Hayashi . They also exhibit designs and Western-style paintings by Toshio Ashiba, also from Nichinan Town. The museum holds a variety of children's workshops as well as an art class for adults where pastel crayon techniques are taught by a professional artist.
  • Kurayoshi Furusato Crafts Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Higashi-Nakamachi 2606

    This little crafts museum has displays of kasuri fabric in various designs and used to make various items, but the best part to me was watching one of the ladies actually weaving the fabric. She...

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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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