Sightseeing Spot Spots in Tottori Area

  • Inaba Senbonzakura Cherry Blossoms
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fuse 146-1
    This famous cherry blossom viewing spot is near Fuse Sports Park in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture. Lots of cherry trees are planted along the road heading into the park, creating a splendid promenade of blossoms. They're also planted on the park's gentle hills, turning the area the beautiful color of the blooms in spring. There is plenty of parking in the vicinity and the city is nearby, providing access to restaurants and making it a popular spot for casual visits to view the blossoms.
  • Karakawa Rabitear Iris Colony
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    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Karakawa
    Some of the Chugoku region's most prominent marshes lie in a valley 400 meters above sea level amidst the highlands extending east of Mt. Inaba a 30-minute drive from JR Iwami Station. Marshes of various sizes are scattered along a stream and Osawa Pond in the area; a habitat for some 100 varieties of march plants, it has been designated a National Natural Monument. The area is famous for its colony of rabbitear irises, which bloom from mid-May to early June. Interestingly, the rabbitear irises which grow here will fail to take root if transplanted elsewhere. Carnivorous plants such as the round-leaved sundew also grow here.
  • Kappa Spring
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi
    A three-minute walk from JR Sakaiminato Station. This much talked about tourist destination was built in March 2008 in the Yokai Plaza situated on Mizuki Shigeru Road. Visitors can have fun looking for the cute bronze statues of characters based on mythical Japanese yokai monsters created by Shigeru Mizuki, including Kappa no Sanpei, a kappa (mythical Japanese water creature), a tanuki (raccoon dog), an azuki-arai, a gangi kozo, a sazae-oni, Shonbenkozo (Mannekin Pis-style Kitaro fountain) no Kitaro, swimming Nezumi-Otoko, and Akuma-kun. Note the spooky gouts of mist the fountain also emits! Visitors are also recommended to check out the 177 yokai statues which dot the Mizuki Shigeru Road.
  • Sai no Kawara
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen
  • Golden Gate (Kinmon)
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen
    "This gap between two steep cliffs looks as if a giant boulder has been cut in half. The cliffs, towering overhead, were likened to a torii gate, and the site is a sacred place where warrior monks would engage in ascetic training. The northern face of Mt. Daisen can be seen from the gap in the sheer cliffs, and the impact the naturally rough cliff walls rising steeply on either side engender has made this one of the top photography destinations around the mountain. It is also said to be the sacred stone door which the Eight Great Dragon Kings opened on the orders of the manifestation of the Buddha according to the doctrine of pratityasamutpada, after which two diamond birds descended and spoke of the virtues of the Buddha and the hermit Chikaku placed a sign calling it the ""Kinmon"" (""Golden Gate""). In June when the area is adorned with spectacular fresh verdure, visitors can enjoy the stunning sight of the sun setting between the small gap in the cliffs."
  • The Great Weeping Cherry Tree of Nagase
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kawaharacho Nagase
  • Bairian
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Uemachi 85
  • Giant Beech Tree of Hoki
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Kotouracho Miyaba Kasuga Jinja
    An enormous tree on the precincts of Kasuga Shrine, said to have originated from Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, it's on a steep slope near the torii gate on the approach to the shrine. Considered sacred since ancient times, it is about 15 meters high and its diameter at eye level is 9.7 meters; its branches stretch 27.5 meters east-west and 21.6 meters north-south, covering a total area of about 660 square meters. The enormous trunk dividing into several boles not far from the ground is a sight to behold. In a survey conducted by the Environment Agency in 1989, it was recognized as one of the largest trees in Japan along with an enormous Suda-jii beech tree in Yakumo Village, Shimane Prefecture.
  • Senjosan Manbon-Zakura Park
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Kotouracho Yamagawa
    This park is situated at the foot of Mt. Senjo, a mountain connected to the history of Emperor Go-Daigo. Visitors can enjoy the sight of double-flowered cherries in spring and fall foliage in autumn in the picturesque park. The Mt. Senjo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the park each year in late April.
  • Nokyo Baikei
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Yurihamacho Nokyo
    "This forest of plum trees is the most beautiful in the San'in region and consists of some 2,000 ""Nokyo Bungo"" plum trees, a variety which originated in Yurihama Town. From early to late March each year, the plum tree carpet the area with beautiful pink blossoms."
  • Fish Center Mikuriya
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Mikuriya 29-4

    山陰道名和ICを降り、案内板に従って走ること2分ほど。迷うことなく漁港のほとりにある店前に到着しました。県外ナンバー車もちらほら停まっていました。1階の鮮魚コーナーを横目に階段を上がって食堂へ。食券を買い、番号札をもらって待ちます。ほどなく呼ばれ、カウンターでお膳を受け取るという半セルフシステムです。店内は、ご近所さん、ドライブ途中に立ち寄った体のグループ客、ランチの営業さんや出張サラリーマンらし...

  • Daiba Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Hanamachi
  • Kuhonsandaidentera
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    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Hikiji 509

    かなり細い道を入っていく必要があります。寺は中将姫ゆかりの寺。案内板にそれが説明されていましたが、なぜこんなところにあるのかはやっぱりちょっと不思議な気がしました。

  • Merodeidouro
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    Tottori Prefecture Sakaiminato
  • Yokoo Tanada
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    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Arai (Yokoo)
  • Koyamaike Park Aoshima no Sakura
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Takazumi
  • Tonomine Park
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    Tottori Hino-gun Hino Cho Neu
  • Ueda Building
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Shinmachi 201
  • Fuse no Shimizu
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Ketakacho Tono 533

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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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