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Yonago

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chugoku  /  Tottori Prefecture  /  Yonago
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. It is the prefecture's second largest city after Tottori, and forms a commercial center of the western part of this prefecture.As of November 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 150,232 and a population density of 1,136.31 persons per km2. The total area is 132.21 km2.The current city was administratively founded on April 1, 1927, and absorbed the town of Yodoe (from Saihaku District) on March 31, 2005. It is home to the Yonago City Museum of Art. Since the city has begun to develop into a trade center of note, it has acquired the nickname Osaka in San-in.EtymologyThe name of Yonago in the Japanese language is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "rice", and the second, means "child".TransportationYonago has always been an important crossing point of several routes in the area. Yonago Station serves three railway lines. The city also has a seaport to the Oki Islands. Miho-Yonago Airport, located in a neighboring city of Sakaiminato, serves the area.
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