8 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Tottori
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Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Tottori

— 6 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Get some historical perspective at Matsue Castle and Hakuto Shrine. Let the collections at Adachi Museum of Art and Gogin Karakoro Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tottori: Okayama (Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more), Matsue (Rihaku Shuzo & Shamine Matsue) and Yasugi (Joanji Temple & Gassan Toda castle). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Watanabe Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Tottori Castle Ruins, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tottori trip maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Tottori is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tottori. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Tottori hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tottori

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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