Spots in Yonago / Mt. Daisen Area

  • Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    298 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Honmachi 5
    A museum located a 10 minute walk from Sakaiminato Station along the Mizuki Shigeru Road. The museum presents the work of Sakaiminato-born manga artist Shigeru Mizuki as well as the world of “yokai,” the Japanese folk monsters frequently featured in the artist’s works, and his characters. In addition to amusing models and images of yokai monsters as well as original pictures and explanatory materials, the museum also exhibits the yokai collection and travel notes of Mizuki, a man who loved to go on adventures. There’s a library where you are free to read manga comic books, and here you can find works that are now difficult to obtain on the open market.

    If you are into your Manga then this is the place for you. We spent an hour here and if you are into your Manga then you could easily spend more time here. Tip:bring your passport for discounted...

  • Daisenji Temple's Main Hall
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9
    This temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism is located on the mountainside of Mt. Daisen in Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. It is an ancient temple said to have been founded between 717-723. At the peak of its influence, it had over 100 temples and 3,000 warrior monks, but the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism at the beginning of the Meiji period led to its decline. The vermilion-lacquered columns and green lattice windows of the main hall used to be the Dainichido Hall. It burned down and was rebuilt in 1951. The principal image is of Ksitigarbha.

    It is a suitable place for learning history. This old Buddhist and Shinto temple collaborate two cultures, two design, and two tradition between Shinto and Buddhist into one. The design was amazing.

  • Sakaiminato Marine Products Direct Sales Center
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Shouwamachi 9-5
    A marine products direct sales center located along the coast a 20 minute walk from the popular Mizuki Shigeru Road tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. Sakaiminato boasts some of the largest fishing catches in the nation, and this direct sales center is one of the first places the city’s ultra-fresh marine delicacies are delivered to. 14 shops stand side by side in the center, selling fresh fish and processed marine products. Here you’ll find seasonal seafood sold at reasonable prices, such as Pacific bluefin tuna and Iwagaki oysters in summer, red snow crab from fall to early summer, and matsuba crab in winter. This popular marketplace attracts not only tourists but also local shoppers.

    They don’t have a place for people to eat their purchase there since no cooking is done on site. Their crabs are selling slightly cheaper than surrounding seafood centre, seem to cater more for locaL...

  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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    4.0
    128 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 3-1-1 Yonago City Tourist Center
    The Sohou Furusato Kan exhibits mainly dolls from the Edo period as well as dyed textile fabrics, jewelry and furnishings changing seasonally. The items were a collection of Masako Sakaguchi of Yonago City, taking half a life time to accumulate. Visitors can experience the valuable traditional culture.

    Kaike Onsen is one of the top Onsens in Western Japan and has a gorgeous view of the ocean from the area. Highly recommend this Onsen and the surrounding areas in Tottori Prefecture.

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Sumura 353-3
    The Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography showcases the works of world-famous photographer Shoji Ueda, who was born in Tottori Prefecture. Ueda’s photographs of subjects set against the backdrop of the San’in region’s big skies and imposing sand-dunes won renown as the “Ueda-cho” (“Ueda style”). There is plenty to see at the Museum, including the pond, which reflects an inverted image of Mt. Daisen, and the Museum Cinema, which is decorated with the world’s largest camera lens. The Museum Shop sells an extensive range of souvenir gifts.

    The museum design attracts us to place a visit. We saw many beautiful photos taken by Mr. Shoji Ueda. There is photo-shooting spots that attracts many visitors - the water reflection of Mt. Daisen.

  • Gegege no Yokai Rakuen
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    3.5
    104 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Eimachi 138
    A miniature “yokai” (Japanese folk monster) theme park located behind the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum, a popular tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. Here you can meet Kitaro, Nurikabe, Medama Oyaji, and other yokai characters which appear in Shigeru Mizuki’s hit manga comic, “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” in statue and cutout form. Park facilities include the children-oriented “Kitaro’s House;” various commemorative photo spots; and Yokai Nakamise, a shop selling yokai goods and merchandise. At the Yokai Chaya café, you can enjoy a popular yokai latte or a local burger.

    no special but just for buying souvenir or cafe only but well enough for take rest and taking photo.

  • Sakaiminato Oasis
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 215 Mina To Sakai Community Center 2F
    "Located on the second floor of the Minato Sakai Koryukan, this facility has informational panels and pamphlets on areas across Tottori and Shimane, and has an area which presents sightseeing destinations throughout the San'in area. In addition, the facility introduces manga comic artists from the area, presents information related to the ""Manga Kingdom Tottori"" campaign, and hosts a variety of events. Visitors can also take their time and read a numerous comic books by Shigeru Mizuki and Gosho Aoyama. Entry is free and food and drink are allowed, making this a place where you can take a break as well."

    The service was horrible, and I was told foreigners could not rent bikes. First of all, this policy is paranoia and prejudiced. Second, I am resident of 20 years, a professor in a Japanese...

  • Komego Gozaemon
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Yayoichou 2JR West Yonago Station
    Komego Gozaemon is a store located within Yonago Station which specializes in Oshizushi (pressed sushi). Besides Gozaemon Mackerel sushi eaten in the traditional way sandwiched between sheets of Konbu seaweed, Komego Gozaemon also sells silver salmon sushi, conger eel sushi, horse mackerel sushi, and various seasonal items such as Gozaemon Superior Crab Sushi. There is an eat-in area, where diners can also order Soba noodles or Udon noodles, etc.

    This is located inside the Yonago train station. They sell boxed Saba sushi wrapped with seaweed, you can also opt for a eat-in. Saw many customers buying their boxed sushi and bento. Business was...

  • Sakaiminato Sakana Center (Union of Kansai Government's Regional Direct Sales Outlet)
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Takenouchidanchi 259-2
    Sakaiminato Sakana Center is a marine products direct sales facility located adjacent to Yumeminato Park in the Takenouchi-danchi district of Sakaiminato City. There is a row of shops selling fresh seasonal fish, dried fish and processed fish and seafood products, and other local specialty food products, etc. Visitors can take the fish and seafood they have purchased to eat in the rest area located within the Center, or alternatively they can take them to the adjacent Minato-tei restaurant and have it cooked the way they prefer.

    The market is not very big. There are only 2 stores that can provide space for you to buy and eat immediately but don’t expect they will reheat it for you. If it is cold weather, the crab will...

  • Daisen White Resort
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 96 Service center
    This ski resort is one of the largest in Western Japan and consists of four areas called Kokusai, Goenzan, Naka-no-hara, and Ue-no-hara. The resort offers slopes with an ocean view. If you look down from the lift, you can see the Japan sea and the Oki Islands. There are nine styles of slopes that can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. Also, there is a kid’s area called “Taka-piyo” land that can be enjoyed by families with children.

    Was snowboarding there 2 times this year! There are good rental stores for clothes and equipment, ski and snowboard school for those who are doing it for the first time, and restaurants. It`s pretty...

  • Morinokuni
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Akamatsu 634
    This general outdoors facility is located in Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. Situated amidst the magnificence of Mt. Daisen’s natural scenery, this facility contains western Japan’s biggest field athletics camp, a dog park, about 20 different types of playground equipment available for rental, a food court, a barbecue area, and more. There are also interactive nature tours, an ice cream-making experience using Daisen milk, and other casual activities. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy spending the day basking in the beautiful outdoors.

    I was previledged to join as a guide volunteer for the skiing camp. The staff are professionals keeping to time schedules and they always listen therefore nothing hardly goes wrong. Had so much fun...

  • Daisen Tom-Sawyer Pasture
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Roadside Station Okudaisen
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tottori Pref. Hinogunkoufuchou Sagawa 908-3
    This is a roadside station that is located along National Route 181 and is approximately one minute from the Yonago Expressway Kofu Interchange. It is a recommended place for souvenirs as it offers fresh morning picked vegetables and Okudaisen specialty goods.

    江府ICのすぐ傍にあります。せまいけれども、とにかく様々なものがあって、訪問者を楽しませてくれます。二度訪問しましたが、二度ともお客さんで溢れていました。

  • The Research Institute for Ghost Food
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Honmachi 4
    The Research Institute for Ghost Food is a souvenir food shop located close to the entrance of the Mizuki Shigeru Museum in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. This unusual shop is based on the theme of a mysteriously ghoulish looking laboratory with the staff all wearing white lab coats. The shops signature item is the medama oyaji (literally “eyeball father”) sweet made to look just like the eyeball character from Shigeru Mizuki’s classic manga, GeGeGe no Kitaro. The fine Japanese confections are each carefully handmade by makers from Saiundo, a long running confectionery store in the San’in region. As well as selling gift-style sweets in a box the shop also sells sweets which can be enjoyed there and then on the street.

    水木しげる記念館の隣にあるこちらの「妖菓目玉おやじ」は水木しげるロードいちの人気スイーツです。「持ち歩き用」と「御土産用」があります。 まずお店の外観のインパクトがすごいです。営業しているのかいないのか、ぱっと見わからないのですが、店先のブザーを押すと中から白衣を着たおじさんが出てきて注文&お会計。 つるんとした綺麗なリアル目玉が串に刺さって1つ400円。大きさの割りにちょっと高い気もしますが、松...

  • Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Kobayashi Minasuna 2-11
    A leisure facility located on the grounds of the Daisen Cattle Field in Houki Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. 600 meters above sea level, the area offers a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan and Mt. Daisen. Numerous milk cows graze in the area, and visitors can enjoy the pastoral atmosphere as well as connecting with the animals. A variety of events are held at the site, and visitors can practice milking a cow using a model or try a confection-making class (reservation required). In the adjoining restaurant, you can enjoy dishes made with an abundance of fresh milk and dairy products. In addition to souvenirs, the shop sells a popular specially made soft serve ice cream limited to around 5,000 servings per day.

    We were there end of Nov so it was a bit cold. We didnt see any cows. The farm is big and quiet. It is quite near the Mt. Daisen. Many people take photos of Mt. Daisen. The farm sells milk...

  • Suntory Okudaisen Bunanomori Water Plant
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Hino-gun Kofucho Mitsukue Kasarabara 1177
    A factory that processes Suntory Okudaisen Natural Mineral Water at Mt. Daisen, known for its great springs. With abundant snowfall and a beautiful natural environment, the area from southern Mt. Daisen (the highest peak in the Chugoku region) to the prefectural border with Okayama, is ideal for wonderful water. It's processed with thorough quality control while maintaining its pure natural flavor. They also have a factory tour with project mapping where you can check out the production line. The snow strage room used to cool the equipment is a must-see. They also hold tastings of their Suntory Natural Mineral Water brand.

    工場の清潔感とイベントの充実で全く退屈することなく、時間を過ごさせて頂きました。道の駅にパンフレットがあるので電話で予約をしないとだめです。ナビが古いと原っぱで出ませんから、休暇村奥大山を入れると途中にありますからわかりやすいです。スタッフがとても親切です。

  • Fish Specimens and old Japanese Life Museum
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Hanamachi 8-1
    Fish Specimens and old Japanese Life Museum which opened in April 1994 and which has the finest collection of marine life specimens in Japan, is located in a renovated sake brewery; the building has been included in the list of the “Top 100 Most Beloved Buildings in Tottori Prefecture.” There are approximately 4,000 specimens of aquatic creatures belonging to around 700 different species in the museum’s collections; other items on display including the Minato-maru fishing boat and a collection of old everyday tools, three of which have been designated as Municipal Cultural Properties by Sakaiminato City Government.

    境港駅から、おそらく歩いたら半時間ぐらいの距離でしょう。境大橋が間近に見える、潮の香りが漂う場所です。翻車魚など巨大魚類の剥製を集めた博物館です。桜の季節は、近隣の土手に植えられた花が満開になって、えも言われぬ風情です。

  • 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.
  • Roadside Station Daisen Megumi no sato
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Nawa 951-6
    This roadside station is a community-based station that offers locally grown produce, specialty goods, local delicacies and restaurants. The popular item at the station is the famous black tea ice cream made with local organically grown tea.

    鳥取西道路を利用してのドライブの休憩に立ち寄りました。 こじんまりまとまっていて使い勝手は良いのですが、欲を言えばもう少し景色を楽しめ休憩できればと思いました。

  • Tottori Flower Gallery (Hanakairo)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunnambuchou Tsuruda 110
    One of the largest flower parks in Japan, located in Nanbu Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds, commanding a view of Mt. Daisen, are host to the Flower Dome, a 50 meter in diameter, 21 meter tall giant greenhouse; a European garden; a gigantic 10 thousand square meter garden; and aquatic flower beds; and visitors can enjoy flowers year round. There’s also a one kilometer long viewing gallery circuit with a roof, ensuring that visitors can enjoy the park’s flowers in comfort even on rainy days. The park also has a shop and restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine such as Japanese pear soft serve ice cream and Daisen G Beer. The park also holds periodic night illumination events.

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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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