Other Sightseeing Spots in Tottori Area

  • Enchoen Chinese Garden
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    49 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Hikiji 565-1
    This is the largest Chinese garden in Japan that was made as a symbol of friendship between Tottori Prefecture and Hebei Province in China. It is located near “Togo Onsen”, one of the hot springs in the Nashi-no-hana hot spring village. The beautiful and magnificent utopia that the successive Chinese emperors favored is designed in the garden and there are many scenic places such as the Sankeiken, long corridors and Nanahoshibashi bridge. Events are held in the garden and a Chinese acrobatic show can be seen every day, as well as China dress rentals, and annual events for the Chinese New Year and Sento-setsu festival.

    はわい温泉に宿泊した翌朝立ち寄りました。 雑技団の公演があるのでそれに合わせてゆきましたが、朝一番はお客さん少なめでした。 庭園もきれいにされており、東郷湖を挟んで眺めるはわい温泉・・というのもよかったです。

  • Mizuki Shigeru Road
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    Sakai City, Tottori Prefecture
    The local nickname for the shopping arcade which extends from Sakaiminato Station to the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum. The area is a central part of the book “Yokai no Machi,” a book written by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki about his hometown of Sakaiminato City. The road is lined with numerous bronze statues of “yokai,” Japanese folk monsters that were a major focus of Mizuki’s work. The station, arcade shops, police boxes, street lights, and parks in the area all have been decorated with a yokai world theme. Some of the area’s many highlights include the kappa fountain, Youkai Shrine, and Gegege no Yokai Rakuen miniature theme park. This famous tourism destination is visited by large numbers of tourists not only from within the country but also around the world.
  • Mt. Oshiroyama Observation Deck Kawahara Castle
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    23 Reviews
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kawaharacho Tanihitotsugi 1011
    This tourist information center was opened in 1994 to serve as a local symbol as part of an area revitalization project. The reconstructed castle is built on the site where Toyotomi Hideyoshi placed his encampment during the subjugation of Inaba Province in 1580. Divided into three levels inside, the facility presents the history, culture, and plant and animal life of Tottori City's Kawahara-cho. From the terrace observatory on top of the castle, visitors can get a sweeping view of the area's seasonally changing scenery and, on clear days, see all the way to the Tottori Sand Dunes and the mountains of Chugoku. There are some 800 plum trees planted around the castle and in early spring many tourists come here to see their beautiful blossoms.

    Last year when I was traveling to Tottori city on JR (around Kawahara station), I saw, on a hill, this castle. Since then, I was so curious about it and decided to visit it this year. A few days ago...

  • Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
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    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Shinmachi Around
    "Shirakabe traditional warehouse district of Kurayoshi City is located around 40 minutes' drive from either the Yubara Interchange or the Hiruzen Interchange of the Yonago Expressway. Known as ""Little Kyoto"" because of its elegant appearance, the warehouse district has traditional white-walled warehouse buildings and stone bridges crossing the Tamagawa River that flows through the city, creating a magical retro atmosphere; this is one of the most Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Most of the warehouse buildings-which combine black walls made from burnt cedar wood with white wall plaster and red Sesshu tiled roofs-were built in the Edo period (1603-1868) or the Meiji period (1868-1912). Several of the warehouses have been refurbished inside, such as Akagawara Ichigokan (which now houses several first-rate shops selling local specialty products); others are now used as cafes, art galleries, etc."
  • 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.

    星の観察会、月の観察会、学芸員さんの丁寧な説明もあり充実しています。設備もこんな田舎に凄い!と思うほどで入館料も300円位だったような。市内から40分ほどかかりますがお勧めです。

  • Fukada Family Garden
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Kuzumo 5-6-22
    "Legend says San'in's oldest garden was visited by Emperor Go-Daigo when he was exiled to the Oki Islands at the fall of the Kamakura shogunate. It's one of only two early Edo period ""crane and tortoise"" gardens left in the country, the other being at Kyoto's Saihojji Temple, also known as the moss temple. The small ornamental pond style garden has a bit of a Horai Garden feel. Designed after natural scenery, the pond has an island representing ""Shinsen Island"" as a prayer for prosperity. Designs that became formalized in the Edo period can be seen throughout the garden; it has been registered as a National Site of Scenic Beauty. Be sure to call in advance before visiting."
  • SANKO Yumeminato Tower
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    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Takenouchidanchi 255-3
    This fully glass tower was built as a symbol of the “Japan Expo ’97 Tottori—San-in Yumeminato Exposition”, held in 1997. On the top floor of this 43- meter-high tower, you can get a 360-degree view of the Sea of Japan, Shimane Peninsula, and Sakaiminato streets. There are numerous things to enjoy inside the tower, including Minatomachi market—which was selected as one of the Top 100 souvenir facilities, as chosen by professionals, Tower’s Café—a place for gazing over the seas, and an exhibition hall of materials which let you experience the culture of various countries in the Sea of Japan who maintained trade with Tottori prefecture.
  • Kagikake Pass Observatory
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    Tottori Pref. Hinogunkoufuchou Okawara
    This is a key hanging pass that overlooks the southern slope of Mt. Oyama, located at an altitude of 910 meters. The scenery of the exposed mountain surface contrasting with the beech and maple forest stained red and yellow, is magnificent. Many people visit during the autumn season.
  • Chizu-shuku
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Chizucho Chizu
    A post town on the old Chizu Orai highway, an important road connecting the Kinai and Inaba regions starting in the Nara period. When the daimyo (federal lords) were required to go to Edo during the Edo period under a policy of the Tokugawa Shogunate, this would be the first post town reached in the Tottori Domain. It had a tea shop, magistrate's office, and an official noticeboard. Machiya townhouses and signposts have been preserved that bring you back to another time. It's dotted with nationally designated Important Cultural Properties and Registered Tangible Cultural Properties, including the Ishitani Residence on a roughly 11,800-squre meter site with a Japanese garden, and the Shioyademise, a traditional merchant's townhouse with wonderful Japanese architecture.
  • Akagawara
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    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Shinmachi 1
    This townscape, a symbol of Kurayoshi, follows the Tama River flowing north of Mt. Utsubuki. The elegant, 400-meter-long stretch of townscape consists of numerous white stucco buildings topped with red tile roofs. In the Edo period, the town grew and flourished around a jin'ya government administrative headquarters; today, the area has been designated the Kurayoshi City Utsubukitamagawa Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and visitors can imagine what life was like here in ancient times. The buildings, originally used as sake breweries and soy sauce making workshops, are now used to host local specialty product shops, cafes, galleries, and a variety of other establishments. The distinctive red roof tiles are one of the San'in regions unique cultural features. The tiles are fired at over 1,200° C and are extremely resistant to cold weather damage.
  • Uomidai
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Ketakacho Yatsukami
  • Shikano Townscape
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Shikanocho Shikano
  • Yunomachi Gallery
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Misasacho
    A group of shops and inns located in central Misasa Onsen, with its 800-year history. Primarily on the main street through the Hot Spring town, there are about 18 locations with galleries open to the public. Walking around viewing the excellent collections while taking in the atmosphere of the hot spring town gets good reviews. There are many exhibits that can only be seen there, such as displays of traditional Japanese indigo dyeing techniques and frog dolls from all over the world recalling the Kajika Frog of the Misasa River.
  • Koitani Bridge
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    Tottori Tohaku-gun Misasacho Misasa
    "This bridge was named by the French ambassador at the time; its French name is ""Valee de l'Amour"" (""The Valley of Love""). A ceramic statue of a kajika frog is located in the center of the bridge; nicknamed the ""kajika frog of love,"" it is said that gently rubbing it will grant one luck in finding love."
  • Neu Townscape
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    Tottori Hino-gun Hino Cho Neu
  • Wakasa Townscape
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Wakasacho Wakasa
  • Itaibara Village
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Chizucho Ichinose
    This village, designated a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, is one of only a very few found anywhere in the country which features virtually unaltered traditional mountain village scenery. In the Edo period, the village was a flourishing center of agriculture and charcoal production, while in the Meiji period it thrived via the silkworm cultivation industry. Here visitors can also taste the good old fashioned culinary delights of a Japanese farming village through establishments operating out of restored old homes such as a teahouse which makes teas using the area's delicious water, and a restaurant where you can eat rice made using a traditional kama stove. The village also boasts stunningly beautiful fall foliage in autumn.
  • Beach Promenade
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Kaike Onsen
  • Yonago’s White-Walled Dozo Storehouses
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Tenjinmachi
  • Teramachi-dori Street
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Teramachi
    A street through the Teramachi neighborhood, not far from the Kamo River. There are nine Buddhist temples along the roughly 400-meter road. An unusual arrangement in Japan, the temples were transferred here and rebuilt from various places around Hoki province when Yonago Castle was constructed. Each has a different style, to give you a wide sampling of Buddhist art and architecture. Some of these temples are particularly historic: Ankokuji Temple had branches built in various provinces by the Ashikaga clan during the Muromachi Period, and Myozenji Temple has ties to the Nanbokucho Period warrior Kojima Takanori.

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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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