7 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Misasa-cho
— 1 night
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Tottori
— 4 nights
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Hoki-cho
— 1 night
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Misasa-cho

— 1 night
On the 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daigakuin Temple, appreciate the history behind Kotani Bridge, Emmusubi Kajikagaeru, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanenji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Barbershop Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Misasa-cho online attractions planner.

Osaka to Misasa-cho is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In November in Misasa-cho, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Tottori.

Things to do in Misasa-cho

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tottori

— 4 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ishitani Family Residence and Tottori Folk Crafts Museum. Visit Kannonin and Ochidani Shrine Main Hall for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tottori: Yabu Shrine (in Yabu) and Tajima Kogen Botanical Garden (in Kami-cho). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Oshiroyama Observation Deck Kawahara Castle, kick back and relax at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, examine the collection at Watanabe Art Museum, and stroll around Ochidani Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tottori online route planner.

Traveling by car from Misasa-cho to Tottori takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tottori are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoki-cho.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hoki-cho

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Hakuho no Sato, steep yourself in history at Muki Banda Remains, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Awashima Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Wako Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iya Shrine. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Daisen Pension Village, stop by Amenomanai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juunji Temple, then let little ones run wild at Morinokuni, and finally get great views at Kagikake Pass.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoki-cho visit website.

You can drive from Tottori to Hoki-cho in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hoki-cho are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoki-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

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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