Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Tottori Area

  • Sanin Kaigan National Park Uradome Coast Island Cruise
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    4.5
    58 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.

  • Daisen Tom-Sawyer Pasture
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Okanari 622-2
    This is a pasture located in the foothills of Mt. Daisen. It is a popular spot for children and has facilities called “Me-me (Baa-baa) land” with sheep, goats and rabbits and “Wan-wan (bow-wow) land” where you can interact with a variety of dogs.

    Horse riding and sheep/goat feeding experience and also close interaction with alpacas. Most instructions are in Japanese so experience for non-Japanese speakers are limited. Free parking available...

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Rakudaya
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2164-806
    Tottori Sand Dunes Rakudaya is a shop selling local specialty products that also offers experiential activities, located on Prefectural Route 319 in Yuyama, Fukube Town, Tottori City. The shop sells local Route such as “Twenty Century Pears,” as well as camel-related goods and local sakes, etc. Tottori Sand Dunes Rakudaya also offers camel rides over the Tottori Sand Dunes, and opportunities to have your photo taken with camels.

    お土産を購入するために立ち寄ってみました。らくだに関連した物が多く、可愛らしかったです。らくだには乗れないとなっておりました。

  • Wakasa Local Culture Village
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Wakasacho Yadora 37
    A cultural facility located a 15-minute walk from Wakasa Station on the Wakasa Railway. Near the approach to Yadora village, it includes the Takumi-no-Yakata woodworking studio, the Sanbyakuda Family Residence (a prefectural designated Cultural Property), and the Wakasa Museum of History and Folklore. Most of the facilities are free to visit, making it an accessible way to experience the culture, tradition, and folk customs of Wakasa. The sight of the Wakasa townscape from the arbor at Wakasa Forest Park on the hill behind the facility is something special.

    A definite dont miss when in Wakasa. Several historical buildings showing how they lived in the past, and a museum of local history. Also a local art museum (changing exhibits), and very nice...

  • Mikaen tourist farm
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 1206
    Mikaen is a “pick-your-own-pears” tourist farm located on San’in Road in Yuyama, Fukube Town, Tottori City. During the pear season, which extends from roughly August to November, visitors can eat as many pears as they are able to pick within one hour; they can also pay to take any surplus pears home with them.

    鳥取砂丘に行った後に、梨狩りに寄ってみました。 11月頭ということもあり、シーズンが終わりかけているからなのか、周りの梨園は閉まっていて、こちらが開いていたので行ってみました。 大人1人1000円ということで受付でお金を払うときに、梨は食べ放題だが無しが残り少なくなっているので持ち帰りはできないとの説明がありました。 お土産用の梨が少しもらえるかと思ってたので残念でしたが、せっかく行ったので梨狩り...

  • Daisen Tour Desk
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho
    This sightseeing information center offers a variety of activity programs to help you enjoy the great outdoors of Mt. Daisen, the tallest peak in the Chugoku region. The center offers a variety of original tours, such as walking amidst a veritable shower of green leaves in a virgin beech forest, snowshoeing across the pure white landscapes of the mountain in winter, and a nighttime stargazing tour in which participants also become photographic subjects. On the center's popular cycling tour, you can take in the greenery and refreshing breezes of Mt. Daisen from an electric pedal-assist bicycle, gliding pleasantly up and down hills. The center's tea time, which includes tea made with Mt. Daisen spring water, is also not to be missed.

    8月2日大山ブナの森ウォークに参加しました!!・・・その時夕立に会いましたが、幸い阿弥陀堂でガイドさんの説明を聞いているときだったので助かりました!!雨が上がって僧兵コースから大山寺へ向かいました!! ガイドさんは、タモリさんなみに植物のことや大山寺のことをユーモアあふれる解説でとっても楽しかったです!!みなさんも一度参加されては!! *僕は、登山靴に登山用の靴下を履いていたのですが、その上からブ...

  • Kitaro Train Series
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Yayoichou 2 (Yonago Station)
    This is a wrapping train that runs 17.9 kilometers from Yonago Station to Sakaiminato Station on the JR line. It is highly popular in both inside and outside the country and the loved animation characters such as Kitaro and Medama Oyaji are drawn on the train. A goblin’s name is given to every station the train stops and a goblin station name plate with illustrations and explanations can be enjoyed.
  • Handmade Yokaikobo & KItaro Yubinyasan
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Matsugae Cho 25
  • Aoya Washi Studio, Tottori City
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Aoyachouyamane 313
    Aoya Washi Studio is a workshop located on Prefectural Route 280 in Yamane, Aoya Town, Tottori City, which specializes in Inshu Washi (one of the oldest traditional Japanese paper “washi,” made specially in old Inaba Country, now in Eastern part of Tottori Prefecture). The Studio hosts regular exhibitions featuring art works created using Inshu Washi, and also offers classes in paper-making, paper lampshade making, etc. There is a museum shop that sells Washi products and paper-making kits, along with a café serving home-made pizza, etc.
  • Tottori SANKOUEN
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Fukubecho Yuyama 1973
    Tottori Sankouen is a pear farm in Yuyama, Fukube Town, Tottori City. During the pear season, which extends from roughly late July to late November, visitors can pick their own pears and enjoy the delicious taste of freshly-picked pear. Sankouen also has a restaurant serving curry made using the famous “20th Century Pear” variety, gelato ice-cream, apple pie, etc.
  • Mana Kairo no Sato
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    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Mana 1064-2
    This shop, located an eight-minute drive from Iwami Station on the JR San-in Main Line , sells Mana ware, a type of pottery with a charming texture and appearance made with local clay. Examples of Mana ware are displayed in the shop's studio and gallery; Mana ware making activities, taught by director Isao Nanba, are also held here. The classes make use of clay gathered from local fallow fields, and the pieces participants make are fired in a handmade kiln using kindling gathered from the surrounding mountains; during the roughly two hour activity, participants can make several teacups or plates. Class participants can also enjoy using pine ash and silver powder to paint and decorate Mana ware in their own original style. Pieces made by class participants take around one to three months to complete and can be received by mail or directly from the shop.
  • Daisen Kanda Apple Production Association
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Kamo 2663
    This farm is one of the largest growers of dwarf apples in western Japan. Dwarf apple trees are kept growing low to the ground, making it easy even for children to pick their apples. In most years, the farm offers apple picking from late August to late November. The farm grows a variety of apple cultivars for customers to enjoy, including highly sweet Tsugaru; juicy Senshu; equally sweet and tart Jonagold; and Fuji, the most widely grown apple in the world. Customers rave that picking the farms tasty apples, grown ripe amidst the area's abundant natural beauty, is fun for the whole family.
  • Akita Blueberry Farm
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Oyamacho Akamatsu 572-316
    This tourist fruit picking farm sprawls at the foot of majestic Mt. Daisen. The farm grows a variety of blueberry cultivars amidst the area's lush greenery and clean, fresh air. Visitors can enjoy time unlimited, all-you-can-eat blueberries. Come savor deliciously sweet and tart fresh-picked blueberries to your heart's content. The farm also offers packs you can use to take blueberries home with you in large, medium, and small sizes, as well as an extra-large bucket (limited to customers picking one kilogram of berries or more. The farm is open to visitors from mid-June to late September. During this time, the farm also offers a jam making activity in which you can make jam using your own fresh-picked blueberries.
  • Kobayashi Tourist Blueberry Farm
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Monzen 996
    This tourist farm is the largest in Daisen Town, which is famous for its abundance of blueberry farms. The farm cultivates a wide variety of blueberries, from early to late ripening cultivars, ensuring that visitors can enjoy blueberry picking here across an extended part of the year. In most years, the farm offers blueberry picking from mid-June to early September. You can purchase either a smaller pack or larger bucket at the reception area, which governs the quantity blueberries you can pick; with the larger bucket, you can pick over two kilograms of blueberries. The farm grows some 4,500 blueberry plants spanning 26 varieties on its two hectare grounds, giving visitors the chance to try and compare a wide range of different blueberry cultivars.
  • Togeikan (Akagawara Building No. 11)
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Shinmachi 1
    This ceramics shop and studio is situated amidst Kurayoshi's Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District), which has been designated the Kurayoshi City Utsubukitamagawa Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. The shop is outfitted with an electric kiln and offers a fun and easy pottery making activity for visitors. The shop's pottery, dubbed Utsubuki ware, uses a glaze which can only be obtained in the Kurayoshi region. Inside a renovated old Japanese home, you can make your very own pottery, such as a beer mug, mug, or yunomi teacup. The shop can handle up to around 40 participants at a time and is gaining attention as a tour destination for student field trips, company outings, and other travel groups.
  • Kaming Saji Paper Gallery
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Sajicho Fukuzono 146-4
    "This Japanese washi paper studio is located in Saji-cho, a district rich in natural beauty and surrounded by mountain and river. The studio makes and sells Inshu washi, a traditional paper which is stated to have even been presented to the emperor in the ancient, Heian-period compilation of government regulations called the ""Engi-shiki."" Made using the bast fibers of paper mulberry, Oriental paper bush, and Diplomorpha sikokiana, washi leverages the innate qualities of natural fibers to produce a paper that is elegant, supple, and elastic to the touch. The techniques of making Inshu washu have only been passed down in Tototri City's Saji-cho and Aoya-cho; during the Edo period, the paper was widely used for official documents by the Tottori Domain government, and by the common people as well. The studio can be identified by its triangular roof. The studio offers a paper making activity as well."
  • Shikano Soba Dojo
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Shikanocho Shikano 2448-9
    About 30 minutes by car from Hawai Onsen, this soba making workshop is adjacent to the Shikano Omoshiro Market with its specialty products and crafts. They serve soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour in a warm and inviting wooden shop. Of course, they make the fragrant noodles with Shikano-cho's own buckwheat flour. They use Yamato yam (a high-grade variety) as a binding agent, along with spring water pumped directly from underground. They hold soba making workshops year-round that are open to everyone, including individuals. The freshly prepared and cooked soba is superbly tasty. You can take the leftover soba home.
  • Yamayuyama Fruit Union
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Fukubecho Yuyama 687
    An association that grows and sells pears at Yamayuyama village, near the Tottori Sand Dunes. Just off the Fukube Interchange, their pears are sweet, fresh, and juicy. Located to the northeast of Tottori City, Fukube-cho has been a pear growing area since ancient times. It's also known for producing the premium Nijisseiki variety. You can also pick your own perfectly ripe pears from late August to early October. It's all-you-can-eat, and any that you can't finish you can take home with you for an additional fee.
  • Mochigasecho Kanko Bussan Center
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Mochigasecho Befu 33-3
    A tourist center dedicated to Mochigase Hina Doll Floating, a folk event in Mochigase for the girls' festival where a pair of male and female paper dolls are set adrift. They sell Sandawara, hina dolls on straw boats used to wish for health and avoiding misfortune. They are essential for the event. The shop sells kits for making Sandawara too. It's next to the Nagashibina Doll Museum with its chisen kaiyu garden (a style of garden that features a path around a pond) and an eatery. Lots of people who come to view the Nagashibina dolls and try making them at the workshop can be seen relaxing there. Cafe Bonbori overlooks the garden and offers old-fashioned amazake (sweet fermented rice drink), sweets, snacks, and daily lunch specials.
  • Furusato Kenkomura
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Misasacho Yokote 15-1
    A hands-on facility for experiencing local culture about 15 minutes by car from Kurayoshi Station on the JR San-in Main Line. Located on the banks of the Mitoku River, there is a specialty shop, a textile hall, and workshop studio. The shop's most popular food item is their Kami-no-Shokutaku, limited to 30 meals per day. It's known for using a local soybean variety grown at Kamikura near Mt. Mitoku that contains 1.5 to 2 times more isoflavone than regular soybeans. Sets of all-you-can-eat natto made with large soybeans on rice with tofu, pickles, and miso soup are served as well. They also offer unique workshops like for Misasa-ori weaving using Tottori pear dyeing fabric, and Hakuro-yaki pottery, related to a local folk tale.

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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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