Tottori

  •  Mt. Daisen South Face - Kagikake Pass Observation Deck

    Mt. Daisen South Face - Kagikake Pass Observation Deck

    Tottori Nature Facilities・Townscapes

    The highest peak in the Chugoku region, National Park Mt. Daisen is a famous picturesque spot. The towering cliffs and the giant beech forests stretching below are a breathtaking sight. In particular, when the new leaves come out in May, and when the colorful autumn leaves turn in late October and early November, it is particularly beautiful. The spot is loved by travel journalist Kaoru Kanetaka and world-class nature photographer Yoshikazu Shirakawa.

    Location:

    Kofu, Hino District, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Utsubuki Park - White-walled Storehouses and Red Roof Tiles

    Utsubuki Park - White-walled Storehouses and Red Roof Tiles

    Tottori Nature Facilities・Townscapes

    Mt. Utsubuki, the symbol of Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture, features Utsubuki Park its foot, with beautiful blossoming cherry trees in early April. The reflection at night of the cherry blossoms in Hagoromo Pond is wonderful. After cherry blossoms come the azaleas, which are also very beautiful. This gathering point for the city's citizens has been chosen as one of Japan's 100 famous spots for cherry blossoms, one of Japan's 100 best city parks, and one of the 100 best spots for forest therapy. Hasedera Temple, which was built during the Muromachi era, and the Edo era merchant's houses that line the Tama River, and the white-walled and black burned cedar warehouses make it a great spot for a stroll.

    Location:

    Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Chinese Garden

    Chinese Garden "Encho-en" (Yurihama, Tottori)

    Tottori Facilities・Townscapes

    At Nashinohana Hot Spring area, along the banks of Togoike Pond, stands Japan's largest authentic Chinese garden. Built to commemorate the friendship between Tottori Prefecture and Hebei Province in China, the building, paintings, rocks and plants are all brought from China and placed again here. Used as a location for shooting films and TV programs, and in recent years it has hosted Chinese costume contests, enjoying popularity as a destination for cosplayers.

    Location:

    Yurihama, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Uradome Coast

    Uradome Coast

    Tottori Nature

    Natural waves and wind carved out these picturesque cliffs that can be viewed from sea or land. The sea here is so clear that the sea floor can be seen, and it makes a wonderful sight along with the blue sky, oddly-shaped rocks, and trees that should be seen up-close.

    Location:

    Iwami, Iwami District, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Tottori Sand Dunes

    Tottori Sand Dunes

    Tottori Nature

    The Tottori Sand Dunes are 16km from east to west, and 2.4km from north to south, in a long strip along the coast. The dunes are always changing due to the force of the wind.

    Location:

    Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Red Tiled Roofs and White-Walled Storehouses

    Red Tiled Roofs and White-Walled Storehouses

    Tottori Facilities・Townscapes

    A scene that seems to be trapped in time. White plaster walls, and burned black cedar slats, gently curved little stone bridges, and red Sekishu roof tiles.

    Location:

    Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Sanin Kaigan Geopark, Part of the Global Geopark Network (GGN)

    Sanin Kaigan Geopark, Part of the Global Geopark Network (GGN)

    Tottori Nature

    A Geopark is a “Natural Park” that contains especially important, valuable or beautiful geological and geographical features. Centered on Sanin Kaigan National Park, Sanin Kaigan Geopark is a broad area stretching about 120 km east to west, and encompassing parts of the prefectures Tottori, Hyogo and Kyoto. Visitors can see many valuable and beautiful geographical and geological features. These include the Tottori Sand Dunes, the largest group of coastal dunes in Japan, Genbu Cave with its basaltic jointed rock structures, the famous singing sands of Kotohiki Beach, and diverse variegated coastal landforms, rocks and rock strata.

    Location:

    Iwami (Town), Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture Shinonsen (Town), Kami (Town), Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture

  •  Jinpukaku

    Jinpukaku

    Tottori Nature History

    Jinpukaku is a white, European-style building located close to the ruins of Tottori Castle within Kyusho Park, an area renowned also for cherry blossoms. The two-story building is of wood with a tiled roof, and was designed in the French Renaissance style. The elegance of the exterior harmonizes nicely with the beauty of the Japanese-style garden. Jinpukaku is listed as a National Important Cultural Property.

    Location:

    Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

  •  Fudoin Iwaya-do Temple

    Fudoin Iwaya-do Temple

    Tottori Nature History

    Fudoin Iwaya-do is a butai-zukuri (balcony-type) construction built into a natural cave. It is renowned as a temple of the Shugendo school of Buddhism, and listed as a National Important Cultural Property. The Main Hall holds a statue of the Buddhist divinity Fudo Myo-o, said to have been carved by Kobo Daishi at the age of 33 years. The statue is regarded as one of Three Great Fudo Myo-o Images in Japan.

    Location:

    Wakasa (Town) ,Tottori Prefecture

  •  Itaibara Village

    Itaibara Village

    Tottori Nature History Facilities・Townscapes

    Itaibara Village is classified as a Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. As if hidden within a valley of deep green cedar forests, Itaibara is a Japanese mountain village presenting a scene that appears just as it would have in days long past, with groups of old thatched-roof houses, branch schools, shrines, small mill houses working with the flowing river water, charcoal huts, and more.

    Location:

    Chizu (Town),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Nageire-do Hall of Sanbutsu-ji Temple, on Mt. Mitoku

    Nageire-do Hall of Sanbutsu-ji Temple, on Mt. Mitoku

    Tottori Nature History

    En-no-Gyoja, by tradition the founder of the Shugendo school of Buddhism, was said to have used the power of Buddhism to throw the hall onto the side of Mt. Mitoku. Indeed, the hall seems to be floating on the side of a precipitous cliff. Nageire-do Hall can be reached by climbing the pilgrim’s path, a steep and difficult track passing over tree roots and boulders. However, the scenery on reaching the top is something special.

    Location:

    Misasa (Town),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Nariishi Beach

    Nariishi Beach

    Tottori Nature

    This natural beach is an unusual formation in Japan. Oval-shaped cobblestones collecting on the beach grind against each other when pushed back and forth by the waves, emitting a soothing sound. Scenic sunsets can be enjoyed on the beach, and each of the seasons shows a unique perspective.

    Location:

    Kotoura (Town),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Okumiya (Summer Shrine), of Ogamiyama-jinja Shrine

    Okumiya (Summer Shrine), of Ogamiyama-jinja Shrine

    Tottori Nature History

    The mountain Daisen has been revered since olden times by mountain priests as a holy mountain inhabited by gods. The Okumiya Shrine of Ogamiyama-jinja has long been the center of worship. The majestic shrine hall stands at the end of a sacred approach of about 700 meters, paved with natural stone. At the formal summer opening of the mountain, a torch procession of 2,000 people leads off from the Okumiya.

    Location:

    Daisen (Town),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Daisen (Mountain)

    Daisen (Mountain)

    Tottori Nature

    Backed by broad stretches of beech forest, the mountain Daisen still has untouched tracts of nature containing colonies of wild birds and vegetation. The area is very popular as a place for peaceful and relaxing walks in the forest, and appreciation of nature. There are many ways to enjoy your stay, including trekking, downhill cycling and leisurely cycling. Come and take a deep breath of clean mountain air.

    Location:

    Daisen, Hoki (Towns),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

    Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

    Tottori Facilities・Townscapes

    This museum exhibits valuable works by the photographer Shoji Ueda. The harmony of the displayed works and the building housing them is itself a work of art. His distinctive style of arranging his subjects as art objects has been internationally acclaimed as “Ueda-cho.”

    Location:

    Hoki (Town),Tottori Prefecture

  •  Tottori Prefectural Flower Park

    Tottori Prefectural Flower Park

    Tottori Nature Facilities・Townscapes

    Set with a view of the majestic mountain Daisen, this is the largest flower park in western Japan. A covered walkway reaches for one kilometer all the way around the park. Visitors can therefore enjoy flowers in each of the four seasons regardless of the weather.

    Location:

    Nanbu (Town),Tottori Prefecture

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