42 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

42 days in Tottori Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tottori Prefecture tour planner

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Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Tottori
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Tottori
— 13 nights
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Kurayoshi
— 12 nights
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Yonago
— 13 nights
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Tottori

— 13 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Get some historical perspective at Hakuto Shrine and Ochidani Shrine Main Hall. Visiting Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches and Uradome Coast will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Wakasa-cho (Wakasa Museum of History and Folklore, Fudoin Iwayado, &more), Chizu-cho (The Ishitani Family Residence & Chizushuku) and Higashihama Beach (in Iwami-cho). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Warabekan, examine the collection at Tottori Karo Kanikkokan, explore the world behind art at Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, and kick back and relax at Hakuto Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tottori trip itinerary maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tottori is an approximately 42-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Tottori to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kurayoshi.

Things to do in Tottori

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — Feb 2:

Kurayoshi

— 12 nights
Kurayoshi is a city located in the central part of Tottori Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 48,558 and a population density of 180 persons per km², making it the third largest city in Tottori. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Mitoku and Hawai Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoki Kokubunji Temple Site and Pear Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotoura-cho (Daisen Fall Suspension Bridge, Daisen Fall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hoki Koccho Site, explore the ancient world of Hoki Kokufu-ato Hokkeji-bata Ancient Ruin, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and get engrossed in the history at Kurayoshi Museum of Kurayoshi History and Folklore.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kurayoshi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tottori to Kurayoshi takes an hour. February in Kurayoshi sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yonago.

Things to do in Kurayoshi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 14:

Yonago

— 13 nights
Yonago is a city located in northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. Get in touch with nature at Daisen and Daisen White Resort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yonago Castle Ruins and Odaka Castle Ruin. Explore Yonago's surroundings by going to Kamochiji Shrine (in Hino-cho), Sakaiminato (Fountain of Kappa, Mizuki Shigeru Museum, &more) and Daisen-cho (Osakana Center Mikuriya, Nawa Shrine, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Daisen-Oki National Park. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, admire the natural beauty at Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park, steep yourself in history at Kamiyodohaiji Relic, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tsubokane.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yonago sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Kurayoshi to Yonago in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yonago

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 27:

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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