Learning Japanese History and Art in San’in
From Kyoto To San'in by Trains
Tokyo International Airport
You can arrive in Japan at this airport.
The Uradome Coast is a sawtooth-shaped coastal area in Tottori Prefecture’s Iwami Town. It has been designated as a national place of scenic beauty and a natural monument. Here you can enjoy both the scenery and an assortment of activities.
The Sand Museum in Tottori Sand Dunes is the only indoor museum exhibited sand sculpture specially. We exhibit the highest quality sand sculptures every year by the executive producer and the professional sculptor from all over the world.
One of San’in’s eastern coastline’s main features is the Tottori Sand Dunes. The scale there is so big that it contrasts against the normally compact geographic features of the area, giving you a sense that you may not be in Japan anymore.
STAY IN TOTTORI CITY
ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART
This museum’s impressive collection includes its Modern Japanese Art Collection. A visit to the Adachi Museum of Art will give you a glimpse into Japanese art sensibilities, from both highly-detailed artworks to the large-scale natural beauty of the gardens.
Built over a five-year span between 1607 and 1611, Matsue Castle’s keep is one of only 12 castle keeps across Japan that is still in their original state. Additionally, it was designated as a national treasure in 2015, making it one of only five castle keeps to have such a designation
HORIKAWA PLEASURE BOAT
Matsue retains a canal system and townscape with 400-year-old character, and this 50-minute boat tour is the quintessential way to see them.
A ghost story tour of Matsue
Shiomi Sowemon, a samurai who has survived to the modern-day, will give you a deeper look at Matsue on a tour that socuses on your specific interests. He has overseas experience, having lived in Turkey for 6 years. He'll be happy to provide guided tours in English.
STAY IN MATSUE CITY
A cycling tour of the reminders of the castle town
Take a tour of the castle town area of Matsue on an E-Bike and see what the Japan of 400 years ago looked like. You'll of course see the famed Matsue Castle, but you'll also get to experience Matsue's food culture at local shops and try some tea and tea sweets as well. Enjoy an original tour of the city with your guide, and feel free to stop by any places that grab your interest!
Activities on an uninhabited island
The Yata Ferry area has 1300 years of history, and from here, you can take the only remaining ferry boat out to Kitsunemorijima, an uninhabited island that has a campground on it. Although it is relatively close to the central part of the city, you can enjoy relaxing here in a natural environment, sitting by a campfire, walking around the island, or any number of other activities available to do there. So why not hop on the ferry and enjoy an experience that's a little bit different from sightseeing in the city?
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Feeling Nature and Experiencing Japanese Traditions in Tottori
From Kansai Airport To Tottori by Trains