42 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

42 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Tottori
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Tottori
— 13 nights
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Kurayoshi
— 12 nights
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Yonago
— 13 nights
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Tottori

— 13 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Get some historical perspective at Hakuto Shrine and The Ishitani Family Residence. Visiting Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches and Uradome Coast will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Higashihama Beach (in Iwami-cho), Chizushuku (in Chizu-cho) and Wakasa-cho (Wakasa Museum of History and Folklore, Fudoin Iwayado, &more). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Warabekan, examine the collection at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, steep yourself in history at Tuzurao Castle Ruins, and don't miss a visit to Ochidani Shrine Main Hall.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tottori trip itinerary maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tottori is an approximately 42-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Tottori to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kurayoshi.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurayoshi

— 12 nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Mitoku and Hokujo Dune. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoki Kokubunji Temple Site and Kamo Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotoura-cho (Daisen Fall Suspension Bridge, Daisen Fall, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hoki Koccho Site, delve into the distant past at Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, get in on the family fun at Pear Museum, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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You can drive from Tottori to Kurayoshi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yonago.

Things to do in Kurayoshi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yonago

— 13 nights
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. Get in touch with nature at Daisen and Masumizu Highland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yonago Castle Ruins and Yonago City Museum of Art. Explore Yonago's surroundings by going to Kamochiji Shrine (in Hino-cho), Daisen-cho (Osakana Center Mikuriya, Nawa Shrine, &more) and Sakaiminato (Fountain of Kappa, Mizuki Shigeru Museum, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Daisen-Oki National Park. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amenokamigaki Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kamiyodohaiji Relic, and make a trip to Sakaime Jizo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yonago sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Kurayoshi to Yonago in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yonago

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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