3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture trip planner

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Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Tokyo



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Sakaiminato is a city in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.HistoryAn Imperial decree in July 1899 established Sakai as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.Sakaiminato was founded on April 1, 1956. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Yonago Castle Ruins and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, then take in the views from Eshima Ohashi Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, and finally make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sakaiminato road trip app.

Tokyo to Sakaiminato is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. December in Sakaiminato sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chizu-cho.

Things to do in Sakaiminato

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips


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Your day by day itinerary now includes Itaibara Village. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Koiyamagata Station, contemplate the long history of The Ishitani Family Residence, then go for a walk through Itaibara Village, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chizushuku.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chizu-cho journey website.

Getting from Sakaiminato to Chizu-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chizu-cho

Historic Sites

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.