3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur



— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Lift, Sakyu Center, explore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes, admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum, then get outside with Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Urado Observatory Deck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Iwami-cho trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Iwami-cho is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Iwami-cho reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.