6 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Tottori
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Tottori
— 1 night
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Hoki-cho
— 2 nights
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Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Hong Kong

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Tottori

— 1 night
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakuto Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Hakuto Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes, and finally browse the exhibits of The Sand Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tottori road trip site.

Hong Kong, China to Tottori is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Tottori. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, things will get slightly colder in Tottori: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoki-cho.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Hoki-cho

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): visit Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, then explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Adachi Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamatsukuriyu Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Yuushien Garden.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoki-cho trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tottori to Hoki-cho takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hoki-cho can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoki-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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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