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  • Kanemochi-jinja Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Hinogunhinochou Kamochi
    A Shinto shrine located in Hino Town, Hino County, Tottori Prefecture famed for granting worshippers luck with money and better fortunes. The shrine is said to have been founded in 810 when the second son of a Shinto priest in Izumo suddenly felt the gemstone amulet he was carrying become heavy while travelling through the area; he then built the shrine in accordance with instruction provided to him through a god in a dream. During the Jumbo lottery season, the shrine is visited by large numbers of worshippers. Four times a year, the shrine holds an event to exorcise and burn old wallets. The shrine sells yellow wallets and other tokens of good fortune, as well as lucky sweets.
  • Gasho 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.

    The day we went there had special tickets,there are many stars on it. Doctors car is front of the building,but the interesting thing is that the license plate in front and behind of the car are...

  • 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.

    So many rabbit related omamori!If you love rabbit or hoping to have good relationship with others, then you should go here. See my Stellalou~?

  • 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.
  • 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.

    雨の日に午後4時頃に参拝する。森の中の石段を登っていく。登りきったところに本殿がある。古さを感じず、手入れが行き届いている感じ。 社務所が閉まる時間のようであったが、御朱印も丁寧にご対応いただいた。 トイレは、石段の途中ではなく、社務所横の坂を下りたところにあるのを使いたい。

  • 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.
  • Shofukuji Temple
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    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Nakanochou 5016
    This is the Soto Sect temple, home to the “Rokudo Painting of Hell and Paradise”, said to be the origin of the ghosts used by Shigeru Mizuki, author of Gegege no Kitaro. There are also monuments in the precinct of Shigeru Mizuki and Matsuo Basho.

    水木しげるさんが幼いころ、「のんのんばあ」に連れられて、よく訪れていたという正福寺です。本堂に向かって左に記念碑と説明があります。

  • Ishitani Residence
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    Tottori Pref. Yazugunchiduchou Chidu 396
    This is the house of the Ishitani family who were headman of the village in the late Edo period. The current building was rebuilt from 1919 to the early Showa period. It has many tatami and other rooms and was used as an office for forestry management. The house has been built using local cedar and it is not only grand but is also regarded highly as a modern Japanese-style residence.

    I wasnt expecting the residence to be so impressive, but it has been very well curated, and has a beautiful garden. We had previously visited the Ritsurin gardens in Takamatsu, and this nonetheless...

  • Ogamiyama Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Odaka 1025
    Mt. Daisen was originally called Mt. Ogamiyama and is where Okuninushi no kami, the great national goddess is enshrined. Worshippers have gathered at Mt. Daisen as the “Mountain of God” since long ago. The approach to the Okumiya, behind the main shrine, uses natural stone and has a mysterious feel. It is said to be the longest approach path in Japan.

    『再生神話の郷マラニック2018』のコース途中にあったので、立ち寄りました。 大神山神社の奥宮が有名ですが、ここの本社は初めて来ました。 由来を調べてみるとこの土地の神社が出来たのは、江戸時代と比較的新しい時代に 出来たようですが、創建からの歴史を読むと神話の時代に繋がる壮大な歴史を感じます。

  • Tottori Prefectural Museum
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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 Saji Astro Park
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Sajichoutakayama 1071-1
    This observatory has the leading 103 cm reflecting telescope in Japan and a planetarium. In the daytime, visitors can view planetarium projection and daytime stars, and sun observation society events are held. During the night visitors can enjoy observing the starry night sky from the telescope at the accommodation facility.
  • Tottori Castle Ruins
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashimachi 2
    This was the site of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's attack and now the castle tower and Nino Maru ruins are all that remains. The surroundings are maintained as Kyushou Park. It is one of the best one hundred spots for cherry blossom viewing and in the spring many people from around Japan visit.
  • Tottori Toshogu Shrine (Former Ochidani-jinja Shrine)
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Uemachi 87
    This shrine was constructed in 1650 by Mitsunaka Ikeda, the first lord of the Tottori Domain, for a spirit divided from the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The main shrine surrounded by a forest of fir and beech trees is majestic, and the main buildings such as the main hall and the middle gate have been designated as National Important Cultural Assets. It is also a popular spot to view fireflies.
  • 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”.

    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...

  • Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple Nageiredo Hall
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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.
  • Yonago Castle Ruins
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kumechou
    Kikkawa Hiroie built the four-tiered watchtower in 1591, and then in 1601 Nakamura Kazutada became the region’s governor and completed the castle by constructing the five storied keep. Currently only the stone walls remain. However, visitors can see a spectacular panorama view of Yonago City from the 90-meter high mountain top. It is a famous spot for viewing the cherry blossoms in spring.
  • Kannon-in (Shusse-Kannon)
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Uemachi 162
    This is a temple located in Tottori City’s Uemachi Town in Tottori Prefecture which used to be the temple for the Ikeda family, the feudal lords of the Tottori domain. It is also the 32nd temple of the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, a junrei pilgrimage route. The principal object of worship is an image of the Shokanzeon Bosatsu, or Kannon Bodhisattva, and it is believed to be a Shusse Kannon (the word ‘shusse’ in Japanese means ‘success in life’ or ‘moving ahead in your life/career”) since it reportedly became larger every time it was moved. Construction of the Kannon-in garden, which has been designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, took ten years from 1650 to be completed, and is an example of Chisenkansho-shiki Teien style in which there is a large pond around which gentle slopes, stones and trees and bushes have been arranged. Visitors can partake of the matcha tea and sweets service to sit down and slowly appreciate the garden view.

    鳥取藩初代藩主池田光仲の転封後、当地に移り、観音信仰の厚かった光仲が池田家の祈祷所としたお寺です。 境内書院の庭園は、光仲が10年をかけて作庭したと言われ、鳥取市東部を囲む山裾に自然の傾斜を生かし、大きな池を中心に亀・鶴・滝の石組や植物が配置されています。 周囲の樹林を借景に、元禄時代のままを伝える林泉鑑賞式庭園として国の指定名勝になっており、茶菓を嗜みながらしばし心和む時間を過ごすにはピッタリで...

  • Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Mitoku 1010
    This is a temple of the Tendai Buddhist sect, with grounds on the 900 meters Mt. Mitoku. It is said that Enno Oguno was opened as a gyoba (practice site) for Shugendo mountain asceticism in 706, though details are scarce. It is famous for the Nageiredo sub temple built into the crevice of a sheer cliff, and even today details of the building method are not fully revealed making it a national treasure. Aside from the main temple, the grounds are dotted with halls designated important cultural properties including those for Monjudo and Jizodo. In the Homotsuden (treasure house) is Nageiredo’s original object of worship, a wooden standing statue of Zao Gongen. *Climbing to Nageiredo is currently prohibited because of the Tottori Prefecture Chubu Earthquake.
  • Fudoin Iwayado Temple
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    Tottori Pref. Yazugunwakasachou Iwayadou
    "Fudoin Iwayado Temple is located around 10 minutes' drive from Wakasa Station on the Wakasa Railway Line, or around one hour's drive from the Yamazaki Interchange of the Chugoku Expressway. Built in the Butai-zukuri style inside a natural cave, the temple ranks among the three largest Nageiredo hall in Japan. Hondo (Main Hall) was originally constructed in 806, and subsequently rebuilt during the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The larger temple of which it was part was burned down during an invasion of the region by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 16th century, leaving only Fudoin Iwayado building, which has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The main object of veneration in the temple-a statue of Fudomyo (one of the Five Wisdom Kings)-was carved by Kobo Daishi at the age of 33, and is one of the ""Three Great Statues of Fudomyo"" in Japan; the general public are allowed to view the statue twice a year, during the Goma Hoyo ceremonies in March and July."
  • Kanzaki Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunkotourachou Akasaki 210
    "A 20-minute walk from Akasaki Station on the JR San-in Main Line. Dedicated to Susanoo-no-Mikoto, this shrine is known for the beauty of the carvings on its main shrine and front shrine buildings. Said to have been built in the late Muromachi period, locals call it ""Kojin-san."" The shrine's main shrine building, erected in 1853; the doors of its front shrine building, created in 1879; and the dragon carvings on the building ceilings have been designated Protected Cultural Properties by the prefectural government. The Akasaki Hato Festival is held at the shrine each year on July 27th and 28th; during the pre-festival on the 27th, a fireworks show is held at the nearby port."

    鳥取の散策で、お参りしました。拝殿の向拝の天井を見上げると龍の彫刻が見事です。普通は絵を描いていますが、いろいろな角度から眺めると素晴らしい。正面の扉には神功皇后や、上部には浦島太郎や乙姫様、竜宮城、柱には唐獅子など。本殿は権現造りで龍、鳳凰、大黒様や恵比須様、獏、蝶、牡丹、牛、馬など彫刻が凝っています。素晴らしいです。

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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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