Spots in Kurayoshi Area

  • Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum Nashikkokan
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Dakyoujichou 198-4 Kurayoshi Park Square
    This is the only pear-themed facility in Japan allowing visitors to compare three kinds of pears throughout the year and also disseminates information about pears. Visitors can learn about pears while enjoying pears in the “mysterious garden”.

    Many things to do in this museum. Theres a rooftop garden where they grow different species of Japanese pears, a kitchen where you can sample 3-4 types of Japanese pears for free, and other...

  • Daigakuin Temple
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Higashimachi 422
    "This ancient Soto Buddhist temple was founded in 1605. Originally the family temple of Nakamura Hikozaemon Kazushige, lord of Numazu Castle in Suruga Province (now Shizuoka Prefecture) and called the Keikyuji, the temple was moved to what is now Yabase when Nakamura was forcibly relocated here by the government. Satomi Tadayoshi, the last lord of Tateyama Castle in Awa Province (now Chiba Prefecture), whose tale served as the basis for Takizawa Bakin's novel ""Nanso Satomi hakkenden"", is buried on the grounds. Eight of his retainers are also buried here, and eight stone statues of dogs face the graves. An ancient Ming China Sancai bowl, which records state was willed to the temple by Satomi Tadayoshi, has been designated a Protected Cultural Property by the prefecture."

    南総里見八犬伝のモデルと言われる里見家の墓所が有ります。なので、境内に犬の像が8体有ります。ただし、お寺そのものにはさほど特色は無かったです。

  • Yumeikan Sekigane Onsen Shirogane no Yu
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Sekiganeshuku 1139
    A hot spring bathhouse located in Sekiganeshuku Sekigane-cho, Kurayoshi City. The bathhouse makes use of the waters of a simple radioactive spring and has a wood and rock bathing areas, each outfitted an outdoor bath, a variety of other tubs, and a sauna - which is the men's area and which the women's alternates on a weekly basis. There's also a rest lounge, massage center, and restaurant.

    岡山県との県境に近い鄙びた温泉地です。料金はお高めですが、設備も意外と整っているように思えました。個人的には良かったと思います。

  • Akagawara Ichigokan
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Shinmachi 1-chome
    This is a souvenir shop in a group of white walled warehouses in 1 Chome Shinmachi, Kurayoshi City. The shop sells local specialties including sake, food, and handicrafts. In addition, there is renovated soy sauce storehouse built in the Taisho period used as a shop, and one of the highlights is the original exterior appearance and internal structure of that time.

    手前はお菓子類のお土産コーナーですが、奥まで結構広いのが特徴です。 二階建てになっていて、工芸品などの販売コーナーもありました。

  • Kuwata Shoyu Factory (Akagawara Roku-gokan)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Higashinakamachi 2591
    A long-established soy sauce maker founded in 1877 in Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture. The shop is housed in Akagawara Roku-gokan (Red Roofed Building No. 6), a Kyoto style merchant housing which oozes history. Further inside the earthen floored shop is the factory where the soy sauce is made. Here you can see the traditional way in which the soy sauce is carefully stored. Their soy sauce tastefully packaged inside ceramic pots inspired by the look of the storehouses, which typify the region, and their sweets made with soy sauce like their soy sauce ice-cream, are popular with the tourists.

    りんりんやで無料のコーヒーをいただいた後八橋往来を赤瓦・白壁土蔵の前を通って行きました。 桑田醤油醸造場はランチを土蔵蕎麦で食べた通りの角にありました。 京風建設の建物で保護文化財だそうです。 醤油アイスが自慢だそうです。

  • Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
    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."
  • Machiya Seisuian
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Sakaemachi 1-876
    A restaurant with an old-fashioned look founded over 100 years ago in the Meiji period. It's about 10 minutes by car from Kurayoshi Station. They serve shabu-shabu (thinly sliced meat boiled with vegetables and dipped in sauce) set meals and rice bowl dishes you can dine on along a street with white walled storehouses. Their specialty is Mochi Shabu, featuring colorful mochi rice cakes resembling a twelve-layered ceremonial kimono. You dip the items in a skipjack tuna broth. The tasty and satisfyingly filling mochi is made with ingredients like carrots, shiitake mushrooms, matcha tea, and yuzu citron. Thinly cut and visually pleasing with subtle colors, it's become a hot topic in various magazines and on social media.

    We had dinner here and ordered a set of colourful Mochi plus beef Shabu Shabu for 2,160 yen. Cosy place and tasty food.

  • Kurayoshi Museum・Kurayoshi Museum of History and Folklore
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Nakanocho 3445-8
    "A museum located at the foot of Mt. Utsubukiyama with its tales of heavenly maidens, about 20 minutes by car from Kurayoshi Station. In a modern building with white walls and a shed roof, the museum is split into art and history sections. There are exhibits on local history and culture. The entire premises, including the waterways in the courtyard, symbolize Kurashiki's cityscape. In 1975, it won the Building Contractors Society Award. In addition to displaying the work of local writers such as Maeta Kanji and Suga Tatehiko, they also hold public commendation projects and feature exhibits. Maeta and his peers are known as ""Local Treasures,"" and this is a special chance to see their work up close."

    どの都市にもよく民族博物館がありましが特別特徴はありませんでした。しかし、当時の暮らしや建造物を見るのは興味深く雨の日でしたので退屈せずに有効時間を過ごしました。

  • Kurayoshi Yodoya (Former Makita Family Residence)
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Higashiiwakuramachi 2280-3
    This townhome was built in 1760. It is said to be the oldest of the extant merchant homes in Kurayoshi. Consisting of a main building and annex, the residence was built in the sukiya-shoin-zukuri-style. The Makita family, to whom the residence belonged, were some of Kurayoshi's most well-known merchants; because of their close connection to the wealthy Yodoya merchant family (who famously built the Yodoya Bridge in Osaka with their own funds), they were also known as the Kurayoshi Yodoya. After renovation work conducted from 2007 to 2008, the main building and annex are both now open to viewing by the general public. The city's Dairenji Temple, to which the Makita family was connected, is the location of several generations of heads of the Yodoya family, each of whom took the name Yodoya Seibe, and many tourists visit both this residence and the temple.

    無料入館できるので入ったのですが、ここでは絶対に説明を聞くべきだと思います。大阪の淀屋橋との関係も詳しく教えて頂けました。

  • Kaiten Sushi Hokkaido Kahoku Restaurant
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Seidanicho 2-90

    Hokkaido is just down the street from Kappa, and you might wonder why you would pay more for essentially the same thing. Its not the same thing. The sushi is so much better at Hokkaido...

  • Sweet land TAKARA
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Sekiganechousekiganeshuku 2913
    This store, located in Sekigane-cho, Kurayoshi City, manufactures and sells sweet Tottori delicacies including, Ofuroshiki, rice cakes with soy powder and sweet sauce, baked crab rice crackers and rice crackers topped with rice grains. Visitors can enjoy taste testing and sweets that can only be enjoyed in the store are popular including the soft serve ice cream made a variety of Japanese pears called 21st century Nashi. It is also recommended for families with children, and the factory tour is also recommended.

    バスツアーで、三朝温泉に行く際、立ち寄りました。 カニせんべいや鳥取梨ケーキなど、地元のお菓子をたくさん取り揃えています。 お土産に最適です。 それぞれのお菓子は、試食もできます。 お茶のサービスもあり、一息するのに良い場所でした。

  • teuchisobasho utsubukian
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Nakanochou 812-1 Red tile 8 Building 2F

    美味しいお蕎麦で有名です。駐車場はそんなに広くありません。つゆも美味しく、蕎麦湯も必ずいただきます。本格的なお蕎麦屋さんです。

  • Hasedera Temple
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Nakanocho 2960
    "This ancient Buddhist is situated halfway up Mt. Utsubuki, symbol of Kurayoshi. The temple stands 300 meters up a steep mountain road; records state it was founded in the Nara period. The zushi miniature shrine in the main temple is one of only a very few in the San'in region to have been made in the late Muromachi period. The shrine houses an eleven-faced statue of Kannon, the temple's principal object of worship. Because of its collection of some 50 variously sized ema (votive tablets) offered to the temple between the Muromachi and Edo periods, the temple is also famously known as the ""Ema Temple."" The tablets are decorated with images which depict customs and folk beliefs from the various time periods they were made in. One of the most celebrated tablets in the temple's collection depicts a white horse which, according to legend, once ran free."

    室町時代に建てられたお寺として、有名な建造物です。ウォーキングに参加すると、三色団子として地元で有名な打吹団子が食べられます。

  • Otakisan Jizo-in Temple
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Sekiganecho Sekiganeshuku 1218
    "This Buddhist temple dedicated to Kshitigarbha is located in Sekigane Onsen, a hot spring district whose history stretches back 1,300 years. Encircled by greenery, the temple enshrines a wooden statue depicting Kshitigarbha in the half lotus position which is affectionately known to locals as the ""Seki no Jizo-san."" Founded in 756, the temple is the oldest in the area and, according to legend, the great monk Kobo Daishi used the power of Buddhism to cause a miraculous spring to well forth on its grounds. The temple's massive statue of Kshitigarbha is 358 centimeters tall and is an impressive sight. The statue's exquisite detailing, including the clothing, severe facial expression, and powerful body from chest to abdomen are all characteristic of the Kamakura period in which it was made."

    お坊さんの大行列!!! 楽しく参加出来るイベントでした。 若く楽しい住職のいるお寺。 延命地蔵菩薩(国の重要文化財)を丁寧ね案内してくてました。家族も大喜び♡

  • Torazo (Akagawara Building No. 8)
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Nakanocho 812-1
    This confectionary shop is situated amidst Kurayoshi's Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District), notable for their white stucco walls and red roof tiles. This area has been designated the Kurayoshi City Utsubukitamagawa Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and in a building representative of the district, the shop sells renowned local confections and souvenirs. Inside the spacious establishment, you can purchase the area's famous Utsubuki Koen Dango dumplings and Furoshiki Manju buns, as well as a seasonally varying selection of local specialty products. In addition to selling souvenirs, the shop also has a cafe area perfect for taking a break in between exploring the town. Note that the shop does not have its own parking lot and thus those visiting by car must make use of one of the tourist parking lots around the Shirakabe Storehouses.

    倉吉の白壁土蔵が立ち並ぶ街並みを歩いて、こちらにもやってきました。打吹公園通りという道に面していて、となりには倉吉ふるさと工芸館がありました。 名前の通り、店内にはお菓子がいっぱいです。鳥取の銘菓などのお菓子類のほかにも、工芸品などもありました。喫茶コーナーもあり、お茶を飲みながらゆっくりできるようです。

  • Utsubuki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Nakanochou
    This is a park at the foot of Mt. Utsubuki, 204 meters in height, opened in commemoration of the Taisho Emperor visiting the area. It is one of the most famous sites for cherry blossoms in the Sanin region and has been chosen as “Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites”. Many people visit for the variety of cherry blossoms and azaleas in the spring time.
  • Kura (Akagarwara Building No.5)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Shinmachi 1-2424-2
  • Gensui Shuzou sake brewery (Akagawara Warehouse No. 7)
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Higashinakamachi 2573
    The main retail outlet of the Gensui Shuzou sake brewery is located in a corner of the famous Kurayoshi white-walled storehouse district in Higashinaka Town, Kurayoshi City. The sakes on sale include Daigin-jo (Top Quality Sake) Tobinkakoi, which has won numerous awards including the Tottori Prefecture Sake Brewers’ Association Prefectural Governor’s Award, etc., Shirakabe-Dozo, Akagawara, etc.
  • Ishitani Seikado
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Saiwaicho 459-1
    This longstanding Japanese confectionary shop was established in 1880. Inside a clean-looking establishment, the shop makes and sells Utsubuki Koen Dango dumplings, one of Kurayoshi City's most well-known confections. The dumplings are made with local refined rice flour and come in three colors/flavors: white white otebo bean paste, red azuki bean paste, and matcha green tea paste. In spite of their plain and simple appearance, these traditional treats have a rich flavor and are also made without the use of any additives whatsoever. The dumplings only keep for three days; meanwhile the shop's Oshidori no Chigiri, a dried confection created out of a desire to add a longer-lasting dried confection to the shop's lineup, are also popular. Customers can enjoy the shop's confections along with a cup of tea in the in-shop cafe space.
  • Yonezawa Taiyaki
    Shopping
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Sakaemachi 2-929-1
    This taiyaki fish-shaped cake shop is practically the first establishment anyone who lives in Kurayoshi will name when asked about Taiyaki. The shop sells taiyaki roasted the old fashioned way one cake at a time in individual iron molds. While taiyaki are usually a gold-brown in color, this shop's taiyaki are white. Stuffed with lightly sweet bean paste filling, they have a thin outer crust that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The shop also has tables inside where you can enjoy your taiyaki on the spot. Many of the shop's customers buy large quantities to take home and enjoy, and/or are frequent buyers who come here from far and wide.

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