7 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Yonago
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Yonago
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Drive
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Tottori
— 1 night
Drive
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Misasa-cho
— 1 night
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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Yonago Castle Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Awashima Shrine, take in the views from Eshima Ohashi Bridge, then don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, then examine the collection at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park, stop by Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, and finally make a trip to Dan Dan Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yonago trip itinerary tool.

Montreal, Canada to Yonago is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal to Yonago, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, things will get a bit warmer in Yonago: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tottori.

Things to do in Yonago

Parks · Nature · Spas · 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakuto Shrine, explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, then don't miss a visit to Jinpu-kaku Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Tottori Castle Ruins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tottori online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yonago to Tottori takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tottori are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Misasa-cho.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Misasa-cho

— 1 night
On the 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Akagawara Nigokan, visit Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara, then find something for the whole family at Pear Museum, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Misasa-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Tottori to Misasa-cho in 1.5 hours. April in Misasa-cho sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Misasa-cho

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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