5 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Iwami-cho
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Iwami-cho
— 1 day
Drive
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Misasa-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoki-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Manila

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Iwami-cho

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum, and then stroll through Tottori Sand Dunes.

Make your Iwami-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Manila, Philippines to Iwami-cho is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Iwami-cho. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in November: high temperatures in Iwami-cho hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Misasa-cho.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Misasa-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, stop by Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, then contemplate the long history of Hoki Koccho Site, then contemplate the long history of Hoki Kokubunji Temple Site, and finally explore the ancient world of Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Misasa-cho road trip planner.

You can drive from Iwami-cho to Misasa-cho in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoki-cho.

Things to do in Misasa-cho

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Hoki-cho

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, see the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, then take in the views from Eshima Ohashi Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Yonago Castle Ruins.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoki-cho trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Misasa-cho to Hoki-cho in 1.5 hours. In November in Hoki-cho, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hoki-cho

Spas · Baths · Museums · Historic Sites

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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