7 days in Tottori Prefecture & Okayama Itinerary

7 days in Tottori Prefecture & Okayama 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
Drive
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Yonago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okayama
— 3 nights
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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 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tottori Castle Ruins.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tottori route website.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: high temperatures in Tottori hover around 8°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yonago.

Things to do in Tottori

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Yonago

— 2 nights
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miho Shrine, then don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally contemplate the long history of Yonago Castle Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Old Kamogawa Riverside, admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, and finally stop by Amenomanai.

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Traveling by car from Tottori to Yonago takes 1.5 hours. In January in Yonago, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Okayama.

Things to do in Yonago

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Okayama

— 3 nights
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Explore Okayama's surroundings by going to Kurashiki (Kaze no Michi, Great Seto Bridge, &more), Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho) and Ritsurin Garden (in Takamatsu). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, relax in the rural setting at Nanaku Strawberry Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Okayama online travel route planner.

You can drive from Yonago to Okayama in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Okayama are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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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