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  • Mizuki Shigeru Road
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Kagikake Pass Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Eshima Ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Sakai City, Tottori Prefecture
    This bridge is also known as the “Beta stepping slope” connecting Watari-cho, Sakaiminato City in Tottori Prefecture and Yatsuka-cho, Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture. This bridge is 1,450 meters long, 45 meters high and is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan. It is popular to take a photo from the Oshima island with a telephoto lens to capture the impact of the scene.
  • Enchoen Chinese Garden
    49 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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."

    昔からある白壁の町並みは生活用水としての用水路が流れています。 昔ながらの町並みですが、新しいお店もあり倉吉の観光名所。 車で行く際、駐車場がすぐに埋ってしまいます。 少し歩くけど市役所の駐車場が開放されているのでここでも大丈夫です。 人気の「白壁倶楽部」はレトロな作りでとても素敵です。 ランチで伺いました。時間をずらさないと待ちます。 洋食で、だいたい1300円くらいです。 お子様ランチもある...

  • Yumeminato Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi 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.
  • Mt. Oshiroyama Observation Deck Kawahara Castle
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Chizu-shuku
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Uomidai
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Ketakachouyatsukami
  • Kanonomachinami
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Shikanochoushikano
  • Mochigase no Cityspace
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Mochigasecho Mochigase
  • Hawaii Fudokikan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Kamihashidu 710-2
  • Chizu Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Motomachi
  • Gyokatembodai
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 3-1970
  • Kamo Ke Iso Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho
  • Akamatuchoukaitembouchushajou
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Prefecture Saihaku-gun Daisen-cho
  • Kawaharakyukamigataorai
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kawaharachoukawahara
  • Kariya Dori
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Yazu-gun Wakasacho Wakasa
  • Daisen Kanjo Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Hino-gun Kofucho Mizoguchi Cho , Daisencho
  • Wakasa Kaido Hondori
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Sakaemachi-Nishimachi

Tottori Areas


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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