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Temple Spots in Tottori Area

  • Shofukuji Temple
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    3.5
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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。

  • 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.
  • Kannon-in (Shusse-Kannon)
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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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."
  • Daisenji Temple's Main Hall
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    4.0
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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.

    Daisenji Temple is walking distance from Ogamiyama Shrine. It is a great temple with its history from the Meiji period.

  • Manshoji Temple
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Kajimachi 1-2948

    九曜星占盤という珍しい相性占いができます。カップルや友達で訪れても占いを楽しめます。寺の中央にある九曜星占盤は見ものです。白壁土蔵群から歩いて10分ほどです。

  • Kozenji Temple
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kuritanicho 10
  • Genchuji Temple
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Shinhonjicho 176

    この寺は、荒木又右衛門の墓所と遺品で知られていますが、個人的には襖への羅漢像も魅力の一つです。常時開設はされていますが、関係者へ「らかんふすまえ」が見たいとつげ、お寺の都合がつくかどうか確認する手間が掛かるためあまり観られなのでしょう。

  • Manidera
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kakuji 624

    We caught a bus to this site, which is also apparently famous for its miso-konnyaku speciality. Because we came from the bus site it was a two kilometre walk up the road to the actual site, but if...

  • Goyu Shrine To Iwai Haijiato
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    Tottori Pref. Iwamiguniwamichou Iwai
  • Gakugyoin Temple
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kokufucho Matsuo 55
  • Saninnoreijo
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Aoyachoutawaradani
  • Dainichiji Temple
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Sakura 354
  • Chourakuji Temple
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    Tottori Hino-gun Hino Cho Shimoenoki 875
  • Junji Temple
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Komido 513

    名和神社の参拝後、行きました。すぐ近所です。訪問日5月15日。藤が有名なんで良いタイミングかと思ったんですが、どうやら遅かったみたいでフジ棚から垂れ下がる淡い紫の花はほんのわずか残っている感じでした。わずかながらもキレイでしたけどね。 無料の駐車場があり、境内はすぐ近くにあります。 5月のゴールデンウィークが一番に見頃のようで有名な「藤まつり」もそこで開催されます。 満開の藤の花のライトアップも...

  • Daijiji Temple
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi
  • Daiankyotera
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Mochigasechoutakagari 1195-1
  • Watarutomekijizo
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Sajichouowai 827

    普通のお地蔵さまが祭られています。アクセスもいいわけではないので、わざわざここに来るのが目的ではなくたまたま立ちよったという感じで、そういう人が多いいです。 あてじではありますが、まさにやる気のお地蔵様です。

  • Genchujiarakimataemonihinkanrakando
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Shinhonjichou 176

Tottori Main Areas

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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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