4 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

4 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Yonago
— 2 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur



— 2 nights
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 4th (Thu): snap pictures at Eshima Ohashi Bridge, examine the collection at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, and finally take in the views from Sakai Water Service Bridge. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Yonago Castle Ruins, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen, then stop by Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daisen-ji Temple, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yonago online attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yonago is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Yonago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, expect Yonago to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yonago

Museums · Nature · Parks · Baths

Side Trips

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Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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.