2 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture trip planner

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A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, Conan Station, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Sand Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tottori Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Jinpu-kaku Hall, then explore the world behind art at Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Conan's House Beika Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, kick back and relax at Hakuto Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, walk around Kyusho Park, then make a trip to Conan Station, and finally examine the collection at Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tottori online driving holiday planner.

Kobe to Tottori is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tottori can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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.