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Mt. Oshiroyama Observation Deck Kawahara Castle (お城山展望台 河原城)

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Observatory / Outlook

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.

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Tottori Tottori-shi Kawaharacho Tanihitotsugi 1011 (TottoriArea)

phone 0858850046
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[During Summer (Apr.--Sep.)]
[Weekday] 9:30-18:00 (Latest entry 17:30)
[Saturday] 9:30-19:00

[Winter (Oct.--Mar.)]
9:30-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)

Review of Mt. Oshiroyama Observation Deck Kawahara Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/02/23 Absolutely Stunning
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...
Reviewed:2020/03/31 天守閣は遺構ではなくシンボル
因美線河原駅から歩いて行きました。とはいえ、城の内部には興味がなく、とりあえず写真さえ撮れればと思っていたので、高速道路をくぐってすぐ、川の手前の歩道橋から撮影。これで充分でした。
というのも、この天守閣は歴史的にはとくに意味がなく、町のシンボルとなるよう平成に入ってから建てられた、(無駄に)立派な施設なのです。
Reviewed:2019/10/22 入館料も安い
周囲は公園で天守閣は展望台にもなっています。展示物もあるのですがあまり期待はしなくていいです。入館料も安いですし景色だけでも楽しめます。また高校生以下や年配者は無料となっています。ここでとれた梅を使ったシャーベットがおいしいです。

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Tottori Tottori-shi Kawaharacho Tanihitotsugi 1011 [map]
Area
TottoriArea
Phone
0858850046
Hours
[During Summer (Apr.--Sep.)]
[Weekday] 9:30-18:00 (Latest entry 17:30)
[Saturday] 9:30-19:00

[Winter (Oct.--Mar.)]
9:30-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
Closed
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday (1/1 is open until noon)
Fees
[Admission fee]
[General] 250yen
[High School Students and below/Over 65/Persons with disabilities (including attendants)] Free
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.