Top 10 Must See
Mt. Daisen 大山 Mt. Daisen is a volcanic mountain located in Tottori Prefecture, Sanin Region of Japan. It is the highest in the Chugoku region with an elevation of 1,709 meters. It was designated a national park of Japan in 1936 for its magnificent landscape. Mt. Daisen was also chosen as the third greatest summits in Japan behind Mt. Fuji and Mt. Yari (Yarigatake).
Ecotour in Tottori 鳥取県のエコツアーDAISEN WONDER provides information of community-based, cultural and eco-friendly tour programs in Tottori Prefecture of Japan. Please also check International Ecotourism Conference 2013 in Tottori held in October, 2013.
Ogamiyama Shrine 大神山神社Ogamiyama shrine boasts three "the best in Japan" features. The shrine has the longest stone-flagged approach to the shrine (700 meters). The shrine is the largest gongen-zukuri in Japan, and designated as important cultural properties. The lacquered sandalwood is the largest in Japan. There is also the biggest mikoshi (portable shrine) in western Japan.
The stream comes from the beech forests of Mt. Daisen. The view of the clear stream is sure to wash away daily stresses and strains.
Lake Shinji and Nakaumi Lagoon 宍道湖・中海Lake Shinji is the seventh largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48km, and best known for its magnificent sunset. The lake is connected to the Sea of Japan through Nakaumi Lagoon. It is made up of brackish water of good quality, which adds to the abundance of aquatic life. Lake Shinji and Nakaumi together are designated as Ramsar Site of Wetlands of International Importance in 2006.
Tottori Sand Dunes 鳥取砂丘 Tottori Sand Dunes are the only large dune system with 16 kilometers long from east to west and 2 kilometers from north to south, located near Tottori City. The breathtaking beauty is constantly changing because of the wind from Sea of Japan. The best time to visit the dunes is in the early morning before tourists track up the sand.
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine 出雲大社Izumo province is one of the oldest areas of Japan, and has an abundance of legends and myths. Therefore, the region is known as "Province of the Gods". Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is considered as one of the most ancient and important shrines in Japan. The ancient shrine is designed as a national treasure.
Adachi Museum of Art 足立美術館The Adachi Museum of Art is best known for its award winning garden. It has been named the best garden in Japan annually since 2003 by the Journal of Japanese Gardening.
Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography 植田正治写真美術館Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography (植田正治写真美術館) exhibits works of a photographer Shoji Ueda (March 27, 1913 - July 4th, 2000) who has left a lot of famous photographs using the unique method to lay out the photographic models as surrealist compositional elements with realistic depiction.
Mihonoseki is a historic small village. The village has Miho Shrine, the head shrine of all Ebisu gods in Japan, and Mihonoseki Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Sanin. The village is famous for the shrine ritual Morotabune Shinji (諸手船神事), based on the story of land offering in the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, Kojiki.