Travel / Tourism Spots in Tottori Area

  • Mizuki Shigeru Road
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    Sakai City, Tottori Prefecture
    The local nickname for the shopping arcade which extends from Sakaiminato Station to the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum. The area is a central part of the book “Yokai no Machi,” a book written by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki about his hometown of Sakaiminato City. The road is lined with numerous bronze statues of “yokai,” Japanese folk monsters that were a major focus of Mizuki’s work. The station, arcade shops, police boxes, street lights, and parks in the area all have been decorated with a yokai world theme. Some of the area’s many highlights include the kappa fountain, Youkai Shrine, and Gegege no Yokai Rakuen miniature theme park. This famous tourism destination is visited by large numbers of tourists not only from within the country but also around the world.

    From the Sakaiminato port, took the shuttle to Shigeru Muzuki Rd, home of Gegege no Kitaro. A small town, where the main street was lined with over 150 bronze statues of this manga favorite. Small...

  • Hakuto Shrine
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    251 Reviews
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    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.

    A 40-50 min bus ride from Tottori, Hakuto Shrine is definitely worth visiting. The Shrine itself is cute and charming, but there is more. If you come on a clear day, the sea close to Shrine entrance...

  • Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum
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    312 Reviews
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    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...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes
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    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.

    砂丘の生物や植物などを展示されていました。映像を見ることもできるようで無料でした。観光案内所を兼ねているような感じです。

  • Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Shinwa-no-sato Shiro Usagi
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    164 Reviews
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    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.

    白兎神社参詣後に訪問。 入り口には神社に由来して本物の白うさぎさんがお出迎えしてくれました。 内部は商品が多く、スナバコーヒースダンドと道路沿いにカウンターがあり 海を眺めながら座ってコーヒーを頂ける作りになっており居心地抜群です。 訪問時は残念ながらまだコーヒースタンドは空いてませんでしたので ドリップコーヒーを購入させて頂きました。

  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    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...

  • Tottori Karo Crab Aquarium
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    97 Reviews
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Karocho Nishi 3-27-2
    The aquarium is located next to "Tottori Port Seafood Market Karoichi" near Karo Port, west of Karo-machi, Tottori City, and offers "see, touch, and experience" exhibits and hands-on events with different themes each season. From May to October, many families enjoy playing barefoot in the outdoor wave pool.

    蟹の水揚げで有名な賀露港近くにあります。 魚市場が隣接していて駐車場も充実しているので、 県内外からお客さんが訪問しています。 こちらの施設は、こぢんまりしていますが、入場無料なので気軽に入れます。 様々な種類の蟹に展示をしていますが、 私が一番印象に残ったのは、遣唐使などで有名な吉備真備が賀露に訪れた伝説の 案内板。教科書には載っていないエピソードが、真偽はともかく非常に興味深い 内容でした。

  • Okashi no Kotobuki Jo
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    116 Reviews
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Yodoecho Sada 1605-1

    Lots of samples were offered and it was interesting to see candy being packaged through a window. Fruit, snacks, and candy were for sale in this large store, and there is an observation deck...

  • Jinpukaku Mansion (National Important Cultural Property)
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    105 Reviews
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    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...

  • Sanin Kaigan National Park Uradome Coast Island Cruise
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    62 Reviews
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    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.

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    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.

  • Enchoen Chinese Garden
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    56 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Hikiji 565-1
    This is the largest Chinese garden in Japan that was made as a symbol of friendship between Tottori Prefecture and Hebei Province in China. It is located near “Togo Onsen”, one of the hot springs in the Nashi-no-hana hot spring village. The beautiful and magnificent utopia that the successive Chinese emperors favored is designed in the garden and there are many scenic places such as the Sankeiken, long corridors and Nanahoshibashi bridge. Events are held in the garden and a Chinese acrobatic show can be seen every day, as well as China dress rentals, and annual events for the Chinese New Year and Sento-setsu festival.

    Oh my, what a gem! It was not on any English guide we saw, we learned about it by chance and decided to combine it with Hakuto Shrine day trip. We went to the nearest JR station, walked 15 min by...

  • SANKO Yumeminato Tower
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    58 Reviews
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Takenouchidanchi 255-3
    This fully glass tower was built as a symbol of the “Japan Expo ’97 Tottori—San-in Yumeminato Exposition”, held in 1997. On the top floor of this 43- meter-high tower, you can get a 360-degree view of the Sea of Japan, Shimane Peninsula, and Sakaiminato streets. There are numerous things to enjoy inside the tower, including Minatomachi market—which was selected as one of the Top 100 souvenir facilities, as chosen by professionals, Tower’s Café—a place for gazing over the seas, and an exhibition hall of materials which let you experience the culture of various countries in the Sea of Japan who maintained trade with Tottori prefecture.

    Showing your passport could enjoy 50% discount off on the entrance fee. We paid ¥150 only. The 3rd Floor has a movie theatre which introducing Tottori Prefecturess produces, attractions, activities...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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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...

  • Roadside Station Kinanse Iwami
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    37 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Nii 337-4

    岩井温泉の旅館に宿泊し、翌朝鳥取砂丘に向かう途中で立ち寄りました。広い駐車場あり。地元産の野菜を販売していて、朝から地元の方でいっぱいです。松葉がに漁獲量日本一の町ということで、松葉がにもたくさん売られています。

  • Sakaiminato Tourist Information Center
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 215 Mina To Sakai Community Center 1F
    "This tourist information center is located on the first floor of the Minato Sakai Koryukan adjoining JR Sakaiminato Station. In addition to providing information on local sightseeing destinations, the center distributes pamphlets on Sakaiminato City and the surrounding area; and sells local merchandise, stamp books, and yokai monster guidebooks. The center also has a yokai postbox - letters posted here will be stamped with a special stamp featuring the characters of Shigeru Mizuki's hit ""GeGeGe no Kitaro,"" and visitors are recommended to send a letter to their own home from here as a memento. In addition, the center rents bicycles, a convenient way to explore the area; can temporarily hold on to your baggage for you; and also lends out baby strollers and wheelchairs."

    All necessary information here; the English speaking assistant was Russian. He provided excellent information on the local dining scene probably because its the only thing to do in Saikaiminato!

  • Ube Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kokufuchoumiyanoshita 651
    This shrine is the first in the country to be used as a design on a monetary note and is said to have been established in 648. On the 21st of April annually, a “Kirin Lion dance” is performed, which is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Many people visit the shrine for safe delivery, longevity and good luck.

    お金のご利益があるとか、昔の札に掲載されている360余歳とか云う物語以前の段階の空想の神さん?武内宿禰とか云う存在の者?神かな?が色々と何かしたとか・・・全ては空想の作り話の次元のことです。と、云うことでとてもご利益などがあるとは信じ難いので・・・余り熱心には拝みませんでした。だからいつも金欠病でピィピィ言っているのかな?本殿への石段は実際は大したことないんだが、下から見ると一直線で、途中の数か所...

  • Daisenji Temple's Main Hall
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    17 Reviews
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    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.

    大山の夏山登山口から少し登ったところにある。古い石段を登った先にあるお堂は荘厳な雰囲気に包まれている。あたりは杉の巨木が立ちならび、いかにも霊場という感じ。かつては更に多くの堂宇があったらしい。

  • Suntory Okudaisen Bunanomori Water Plant
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    23 Reviews
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    Tottori Hino-gun Kofucho Mitsukue Kasarabara 1177
    A factory that processes Suntory Okudaisen Natural Mineral Water at Mt. Daisen, known for its great springs. With abundant snowfall and a beautiful natural environment, the area from southern Mt. Daisen (the highest peak in the Chugoku region) to the prefectural border with Okayama, is ideal for wonderful water. It's processed with thorough quality control while maintaining its pure natural flavor. They also have a factory tour with project mapping where you can check out the production line. The snow strage room used to cool the equipment is a must-see. They also hold tastings of their Suntory Natural Mineral Water brand.

    工場の清潔感とイベントの充実で全く退屈することなく、時間を過ごさせて頂きました。道の駅にパンフレットがあるので電話で予約をしないとだめです。ナビが古いと原っぱで出ませんから、休暇村奥大山を入れると途中にありますからわかりやすいです。スタッフがとても親切です。

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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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