hirakabe Dozougun, a group of white-washed storehouses, was built in the Edo and Meiji periods, and gently bears the fragrance of sake and soy sauce. The red tiles on the roofs make for scenery unique to Kurayoshi. You will want to take it easy in this place where time passes at a leisurely crawl.
Just walk the streets with their traditional Japanese atmosphere, and the time will pass gently.
Expose yourself to the historic culture and inspire your artistic sensibilities in this cultivated town.
You can also get around town at your own pace using the "Retron" sightseeing bus, which is driven by a tour guide!
Uo-machi / Togiya-machi / Higashinaka-machi / 1 Shin-machi / Sakae-machi, Kurayoshi-shi, Tottori
|Inquiry||+81-858-22-1200(Kurayoshi Tourist Information Center)|
Try on a kimono with your partner!
* Reservation is for 2 persons or more
* We have a limited number of kimonos, so please make a reservation as soon as possible.
■ Reservations / Inquiries
Machinaka Slow Life Division Akagawara Co., Ltd. Person in charge: Asada
TEL.+81-858-23-6666 / FAX.+81-858-23-6667 / mail：firstname.lastname@example.org
A Western-food restaurant with the classical feel of a nationally registered Tangible Cultural Property.
Rightly proud of its excellent, healthy dishes prepared with local ingredients.
You can have a refined time while listening live performances, enjoying art galleries etc.
2540 Uo-machi, Kurayoshi-shi, Tottori
|Hours||10:00～21:00 (Holidays: Wednesday)|
People in the know all know about this power spot in Kaji-machi, Kurayoshi. "Kuyouseisenban", a modern version of a mystic astrological apparatus, was set up in the precincts in autumn 2010.
Use the "Kuyouseisenban" to make a forecast about your character, love life and relationships with others.
1 Kaji-machi, Kurayo-shi, Tottori
A 1-hour drive from Misasa Onsen Hot Springs.
Formed over a long, long period of time, the sand dunes are a symbol of Tottori Prefecture.
With an area extending 16 km east to west and 2 km north to south, the sand dunes are a place everyone should go at least once in their lifetime.
The ripples on the sand change every time the wind blows. You will never see the same pattern twice.
Art of nature you will want to take your time over.
Besides the changes in the appearance of the dunes with the seasons, there are also several events. There are several ways to enjoy the dunes.
In addition, charming camels, horse carts and so on await you at the entrance to the dunes. Saunter through the dunes on the back of a camel and you will feel like you are in a different country.
Why not have a go at paragliding and let off some everyday steam?
Hamasaka, Tottori-shi, Tottori
One of the best resorts in West Japan, located 500 to 600 m above sea level on a gently-sloping plateau with views toward the three peaks of Hiruzen Sanza.
A great place for a scenic drive, and if you stop and get out, be sure to take a deep breath of the refreshing air.
The best thing to do in this place is to feel the wide space beneath the vast, open blue sky.
Meet cute Jersey cows, enjoy horse riding and more, and your mind and body will be refreshed while you relax and play with the animals.
There are plenty of facilities, such as amusement parks, barbecue sites and observation decks where you can feel the wind that blows across the heights.
Eating local specialties while feeling the refreshing wind is a real treat.
|Address||Hiruzen, Maniwa-shi, Okayama|
|Inquiry||+81-867-66-3220 (Hiruzen Tourist Association)|
Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of "Gegege no Kitaro", was born in Sakaiminato.
Once you alight at Sakaiminato Station, the world of Kitaro awaits you. Kitaro motifs are everywhere in the city.
About 139 bronze "yokai" statues stand along the "Shigeru Mizuki Road", which extends for approximately 800 m. You will find classic yokais, such as the familiar Nezumi Otoko and Neko Musume.
Of course Kitaro and Medama Oyaji are also there to welcome you.
In celebration of the broadcast of the morning drama series "Gegege no Nyobo" on NHK (Japan's national TV network), bronze statues of creator Shigeru Mizuki and his wife have been erected in front of the station.
Taisho-machi, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori
|Inquiry||+81-859-47-0121(Sakaiminato Tourism Association)|
A 360-degree panorama of the Sea of Japan This landmark tower in Sakaiminato stands 43 m tall. Fully transparent, with glass windows and a framework of iron poles and rings, the appearance of the tower is both impressive and artistic.
Visitors will also find the facilities inside the tower are more than satisfactory.
255-3 Takenouchidanchi, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori
|Inquiry||10:00～21:00 (Holidays: Wednesday)|
Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a part of the Eshima Line on the Sakaiminato Rinko Road, and is located between Minatosakai in Tottori Prefecture and Matsue in Shimane Prefecture.
This bridge has made travel between Eshima and Minatoasakai much easier, since people previously had no alternative but to go by boat.
Approximately 14,000 vehicles use the bridge every day.
The giant arch bridge is 1,704 m in length, and was designed with the theme of "wind". The fresh and elegant design is well worth seeing.