Travel / Tourism Spots in Tottori Area

  • Hakuto Shrine
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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.

    Under the Sanin Campaign, Tottori prefecture is offering for foreign tourists a three-hour taxi drive with only 2000 yen which is available right in the information center of Tottori Station. Driving...

  • 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...

  • Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple Nageiredo Hall
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    197 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Mitoku 1010
    This is a temple established at 900 meters height situated in Mt. Mitoku. The building is built protruding from a steep cliff wall, and is designated as a National Treasure. The mountain road to the temple is extremely dangerous with many accidents so please take care. It is recommended that you view the temple from the “Nageiredo” distant worship spot in the mountain foothills.

    A life-time unforgettable experience! In fact, rock-climbing is not my first time, but a non-trivial rock-climbing followed by the visit to several temples is unprecedented, and very unlikely to...

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

    Good food, famous for the fish cakes. There is a walkway to the other side of the highway, great photo opportunity there.

  • Daisenji Temple's Main Hall
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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.

    I have been to this temple many times, and I enjoyed all my visits. Although you have to take several steps to go up to the temple, the view above is worth it! You can enjoy looking at the...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    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.

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    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 Karo Crab Aquarium
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    97 Reviews
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Karocho Nishi 3-27-2

    Located near Karo port where at this winter season (visited Dec 10) the catched crabs are brought forth and sold by auctioned and we have the Karo Ichiba (market), Kanikkokan (a small and free museum...

  • Sanin Kaigan National Park Uradome Coast Island Cruise
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    61 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.

  • Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
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    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Shinmachi Around
    "Shirakabe traditional warehouse district of Kurayoshi City is located around 40 minutes' drive from either the Yubara Interchange or the Hiruzen Interchange of the Yonago Expressway. Known as ""Little Kyoto"" because of its elegant appearance, the warehouse district has traditional white-walled warehouse buildings and stone bridges crossing the Tamagawa River that flows through the city, creating a magical retro atmosphere; this is one of the most Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Most of the warehouse buildings-which combine black walls made from burnt cedar wood with white wall plaster and red Sesshu tiled roofs-were built in the Edo period (1603-1868) or the Meiji period (1868-1912). Several of the warehouses have been refurbished inside, such as Akagawara Ichigokan (which now houses several first-rate shops selling local specialty products); others are now used as cafes, art galleries, etc."

    kurayoshi is a historic city located at the center of Tottori Prefecture. There are historic merchant quarters and classic white walled warehouse (kurayoshi white wall). The shirakabe warehouse, its...

  • 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...

  • Enchoen Chinese Garden
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    51 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.

    『中国庭園 燕趙園』 日本最大級の中国庭園 河北省で設計され、中国で仮組みまでされた 建物を一度解体し、鳥取県北部まで持ってきた本格的な建造物。 岡山倉敷では桜が見頃を迎えたちょうど一週間前、その北に位置する鳥取県北部では梅が見頃だったんだよ。 道を挟んで向かい側の道の駅に無料駐車場があるよー♪ 一日3回行われる雑技ショーも楽しめたケド カメラ撮影は禁止だったので残念( ̄▽ ̄;)

  • 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.

    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。

  • Sakaiminato Tourist Information Center
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    63 Reviews
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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.

    鳥取市にある因幡国一之宮です。現在の社殿は明治31年に完成し、全国の神社で最初に五円紙幣に載せられたことから、お金にご縁があり、商売繁昌の神様とも言われています。社殿も本殿も趣きがあります。本殿の後ろの丘には御祭神昇天の霊跡と言われる「双履跡」があります。

  • Roadside Station Port Akasaki
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    22 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunkotourachou Bessho 255
    This roadside station offers an abundant selection of fresh locally picked vegetables, marine products and local specialties. There is a play area with large playground equipment and places for meals, and is recommended as a great place to stop during a drive.

    国道9号線沿いの道の駅。日韓友好交流公園「風の丘」や日韓友好資料館など日韓関係の施設が隣接。嘗て赤碕沖に朝鮮商船が漂着し、漂着民を鳥取の人々が手厚くもてなしたことに由来しているとか。何故か恋人の聖地の記念碑。昨今の国際情勢を鑑みるにキムチ以上にピリ辛です。

  • Roadside Station Okudaisen
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    21 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Hinogunkoufuchou Sagawa 908-3
    This is a roadside station that is located along National Route 181 and is approximately one minute from the Yonago Expressway Kofu Interchange. It is a recommended place for souvenirs as it offers fresh morning picked vegetables and Okudaisen specialty goods.

    旅行中に寄りましたが、わざわざ高速を下りて行くほどでもない印象でした。 近くに蒜山高原SAがあるので、個人的にはお土産や食事ならそちらの方が良い気がしました。

  • Roadside Station Daisen Megumi no sato
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    19 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Nawa 951-6
    This roadside station is a community-based station that offers locally grown produce, specialty goods, local delicacies and restaurants. The popular item at the station is the famous black tea ice cream made with local organically grown tea.

    あまり大きくない道の駅でしたが、おみやげものもあり、食事もできるようになっていて、ここには道の駅ソフトクリーム総選挙2018で第3位になったソフトクリームがあるということで、食べてみましたが濃厚でとても美味しかったです。 サイズも2サイズ(大、小)あり、少しだけ食べたいという人にもうれしいサイズとなっていました。 また、令和のパネルがあり、そこに顔をはめ込んで写真が撮れるように等身大のパネルがあり...

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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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