10 days in Tottori Prefecture, Kurashiki & Tsuyama Itinerary

10 days in Tottori Prefecture, Kurashiki & Tsuyama Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Kurayoshi
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Kurayoshi
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Tottori
— 1 night
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Yonago
— 3 nights
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Kurashiki
— 1 night
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Tsuyama
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Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong

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Kurayoshi

— 1 night
Kurayoshi is a city located in the central part of Tottori Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 48,558 and a population density of 180 persons per km², making it the third largest city in Tottori. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): visit Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, delve into the distant past at Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokurakuji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Misasa Violin Museum, then don't miss a visit to Shitori Shrine, and finally browse the collection at Hokueicho Library.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kurayoshi route maker site.

Hong Kong, China to Kurayoshi is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Kurayoshi is 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Kurayoshi to be colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Kurayoshi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tottori

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Urado Observatory Deck, kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, then examine the collection at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, then take in panoramic vistas at Ajiro Observatory Deck, and finally see the interesting displays at Watanabe Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tottori sightseeing site.

Drive from Kurayoshi to Tottori in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Tottori can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Yonago.

Things to do in Tottori

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Yonago

— 3 nights
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kagikake Pass and Oni no Shitaburui. Attractions like Suga Shrine and Thermal Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yonago: Kojindani Ruin (in Izumo) and Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan (in Okuizumo-cho). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Morinokuni, contemplate the long history of Muki Banda Remains, explore the world behind art at Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography, and don't miss a visit to Melody Road.

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Traveling by car from Tottori to Yonago takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yonago are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Yonago

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurashiki

— 1 night
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ohashi House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, stroll through Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsuhiko Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bicchukokubunji Temple. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, look and learn at Bisei Observatory, then engage your brain at Life Park Kurashiki Science Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

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You can drive from Yonago to Kurashiki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tsuyama.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsuyama

— 2 nights
Tsuyama is a city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 102,294 and a population density of 200 persons per km². On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Okayama Prefecture, Tsuyama Senior High School, Building, make a trip to Nakayama Shrine, then stop by Mt. Nagi Yamanoeki, and finally walk around Nishiharima Observatory Park.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Tsuyama online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kurashiki to Tsuyama in 1.5 hours. December in Tsuyama sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsuyama

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Sacred & Religious Sites
Tottori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.EtymologyThe word "Tottori" in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "bird" and the second, means "to get". Early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl. The name first appears in the Nihon shoki in the 23rd year of the Emperor Suiko when Yukuha Tana, an elder from the Izumo, visits the emperor. The imperial Prince Homatsu-wake was unable to speak, despite being 30 years of age. "Yukuha Tana presented the swan to the emperor. Homatsu-wake no Mikoto played with this swan and at last learned to speak. Therefore, Yukaha Tana was liberally rewarded, and was granted the title of Tottori no Miyakko." (Aston, translation)HistoryEarly historyTottori Prefecture was settled very early in the prehistoric period of Japan, as evidenced by remains from the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). The prefecture has the remains of the largest known Yayoi period (300 BC - 250 AD) settlement in Japan, the Mukibanda Yayoi remains, located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago. Numerous kofun tumuli from the Kofun period (250 - 538) are located across the prefecture. In 645, under the Taika reforms, the area in present-day Tottori Prefecture became two provinces, Hōki and Inaba.

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Okayama Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

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