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Historical Monument Spots in Tottori Area

  • 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.

    Amazing architecture mixed with old and new Japanese style. Well preserved and original design. Garden and Koi pond were beautiful, but off limits to visitors. But you can see them through the rooms...

  • Ogamiyama-jinja Shrine Okumiya Shinmon Gate
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen 1
    This historic structure is located in Daisen, Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. Originally donated to serve as the front gate of the Daisen-ji Temple’s Nishirakuin head priest’s quarters in 1857, after the Nishirakuin was closed, the gate was moved here to be the Shinmon Gate of Ogamiyama-jinja Shrine’s Okumiya. Because the gate’s front and back are opposite of what they should be, it is also known as the “reverse gate.”
  • Jinpukaku Mansion (National Important Cultural Property)
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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.
  • Jimpukaku
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashimachi 2-121

    A building from 1907 for the then crown prince to have a short stay; building style is French Renaissance, rare in Japan during that period. Entrance fee of ¥150 is well justified, the spiral...

  • Kane Kado
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen
  • Daikamiyama Shrine Godo
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 1 Okami mountain in the shrine Okumiya

    Glad I got to see this temple on the way down from Daisen. It was a rainy day but that didn’t take away from the beauty

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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