3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Yonago
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Yonago

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Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. On the 21st (Fri), visit Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yonago trip planner.

Komatsu to Yonago is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Yonago can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Yonago

Museums · Spas · Baths · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tottori

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, then make a trip to The Sand Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakuto Shrine, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hakuto Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tottori day trip planning app.

You can drive from Yonago to Tottori in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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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