Tottori Sakyu (sand dunes) Located in the city of Tottori, the Tottori Sakyu is Japan’s largest stretch of sand dunes and is part of the Sanin Kaigan National Park. The dunes are 16 km long from east to west and 2 km wide from north to south. They were created by sediment deposits carried from the Chugoku Mountains by the Sendaigawa River ...
Tottori Prefectural Museum, 2-124 Higashi-cho, ☎ +81 0857-26-8042, . Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. A two-story museum that displays the flora and fauna of Tottori, regional rocks and minerals, historical artifacts, festival and local cultural artifacts, and a variety of art produced in the city.
This site covers a whopping about 10,000 square meters!This residence is that of an old family, the Ishitani’s, who moved to Tottori in the Edo period, and lived in this area as landowners. With over 40 rooms and seven storehouses and Japanese gardens, this house is filled with traditional Japanese charm, and has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset by the Japanese government.
Kannon-in (観音院, Kannon-in), formally known as Fudarakusan Jigen-ji Kannon-in (補陀落山慈眼寺観音院), is a Buddhist temple in Uemachi district of the city of Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Kannon-in was built early in the Edo period (1603 – 1868) and is noted for its Edo-style Japanese garden.
(16) Kawahara Castle (Tottori City) Kawahara Castle is a museum in the shape of a castle keep which introduces the information, history, culture, and nature of Kawahara Town. Erected at a former medieval mountain castle site, it offers a splendid view of the Tottori Sand Dunes and the Chugoku Mountains.
A former castle town that is now the largest city in the San'in region. An attractive city known for its historic houses and abundant cultural assets. Tottori City, with a population of approximately 200,000, is situated in the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture and the northeastern part of the Chugoku region.
The Appi Kogen Ski Resort is also shrewd enough to know when to stop grooming. Thankfully they don’t groom right out to the sides of the piste, and they leave quite a number of runs ungroomed. At 282 hectares and 45km of slopes, Appi Japan is a medium to large resort by Japanese standards, but it’s rather small compared to Canada, USA or European ski resorts.
(3) Tottori Hot Spring (Tottori City) Although Japan is known to have many hot spings, Tottori Hot Spring is unique in that its water source is in the middle of the city. You can enjoy the hot spring water in a number of hotels, Japanese guesthouses (ryokan) and public baths (sento).
Whenever Tottori Prefecture is mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? According to the results of a survey conducted by the Tottori Prefectural Government on people living outside the prefecture, as many as 70 percent of the respondents cited the Tottori Sand Dunes as being most representative of Tottori.
Tottori Castle (鳥取城, Tottori-jō) was the central castle of the Tottori han (fief) in feudal Japan. It was a yamashiro, or "mountain castle", built into the mountain itself, using natural obstacles and defenses to a greater extent than man-made walls. Little remains of the castle aside from parts of the stone wall and one gate, reinforced with iron and featuring spikes on the outside of the doors to help protect against attackers.
About Tottori Karo Crab Aquarium. Tottori Karo Crab Aquarium opened in August, 2003. It is a small aquarium, focusing on crab. Not like other aquarium using tropical fish and big fish as main, this aquarium showed more than 20 Tottori extinctive crab species such as Tsuwai crab, Beni Tsuwai Crab etc. It also houses fish and shellfish species which can be caught in the nearby area.
The Tottori Sand Dune (Tottori Sakyuu) The Tottori Sand Dune is a must for any visitor to Tottori. Located in the heart of the San’in Kaigan Geopark and stretching 2.4km north to south and 16km east to west, it is one of the finest coastal sand dunes in the country.
Ube Shrine is very popular shrine in Tottori having been the Ichinomiya, the highest ranked shrine in the province in historical times. Ube Shrine is famous for many benefits including longevity, the protection of children, and the attainment of prosperity.
Uradome Coast. Uradome Coast is located in the Northeastern of Tottori Prefecture. It stretches for 15 km from Cape Kugami to Shichiyama. The Uradome Coast is made up of rocks formed by marine erosion that has formed distinctive natural sea walls, cliffs, tunnels, caves, and large rocks of unusual shapes. The coast has blue sea, white sandy beaches, pine groves and many other things to please the eye.
Warabekan Toy & Children's Songs Museum 鳥取童謡・おもちゃ館 わらべ館. Warabekan Exhibits; Toys; Access; Accommodation; Jake Davies. Warabekan is a museum for children of all ages. There are quite a few toy museums scattered across Japan, and this is quite a good one, but also offers something extra, a focus upon children's songs.
Onsen to Visit in the Iwai Hot Springs Area Yukamuri Onsen: 521 Iwai, Iwami-cho, Tottori TEL 0857-73-1670 Open all year Takisan Onsen: 110 Tonomura, Ooaza, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori TEL 0857-72-8337 Closed Tuesdays (following day if any national holiday falls on a Tuesday) and the New Year’s period.