Highlights of Tottori’s Chubu area
Visiting these charming tourist destinations will elevate your memorable trip to another level.
When you stay at Kiya Ryokan, please explore the vicinity of Misasa Onsen Town, picturesque sceneries offered by all areas of Tottori prefecture, and some of many spiritual power spots such as Izumo Ōyashiro Shrine.
Mt. Mitoku Nageiredo Hall
It is a national treasure built in the late Heian period, and the designated national treasure name is 'Sanbutsu-ji Okuin (Nageiredo).' It is a unique structure built in the hollow of a precipice cliff like no other.
Akagawara / Shirakabe Dozōgun
It is a post town on the Izumo Highway that processed iron sand collected from Mt. Mitoku. It is a must-see town for history buffs, such as the brown red tiles containing oxidized iron sand and white walls of the storehouses, the legend of the celestial maiden of the imported culture, and the Satomi Hakkenden legend. It is great for sightseeing as it offers gourmet food, souvenirs, and manufacturing experiences.
This is a section of the highway that connects Kokufu in Hoki Province and Izumo. This highway, which dates back to the Nara period and still has a route of about 200 years ago, has been certified as a national dream highway model district. You'll find remnants of the past, plotted by occupation, and carp swimming along the moat.
Kurayoshi Museum / Kurayoshi History Folklore Museum
The Kurayoshi Museum, which was designed with the best of modern architecture, displays works related to the local artists such as Kanji Maeda and Tatehiko Suga, as well as local history and archaeological folklore materials.
Hase Dera Temple
The miniature shrine in the main hall is an Important Cultural Property. This temple is one of the few buildings built in the late Muromachi period in the San'in region. Ema of the legendary white horse is dedicated.
Gōshō Aoyama Manga Factory (“Detective Conan” author)
Located adjacent to the road station "Daiei" in Daiei-cho, the home of Detective Conan. Character plaster statues and an original gallery are on display. Souvenirs are available for purchase.
Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum
This is the only museum in the world that specializes in pears. This is more than a simple museum, there are animated quizzes, tastings of branded pears, and a children's corner. A nursing room, a free parking lot, a park, a gourmet corner, and a library are also available. Children can also enjoy themselves with peace of mind.
Kurayoshi Figure Museum
A facility that utilizes a circular school building in Kurayoshi city, which is said to be the oldest in Japan. Figures such as popular TV characters and heroes, animals and dinosaurs are on display. Approximately 2,000 figurines of popular characters from movies and games are displayed in the hall, which is said to be the oldest circular school building in Japan. In addition, there are plenty of highlights such as learning about the manufacturing process, trying out workshops, and taking special effects photographs.
A sake brewery that makes all of its sake with “only rice and rice malt”. Starting with the supreme Junmaishu "Hurrah", we have a selection of special products such as plum wine "Nokyō" made with Japanese sake. You can also tour traditional sake brewing (for a fee, up to 5 people at a time).