Famous and Historical Sites

Tottori Mingei Museum of Folkcraft

Tottori Mingei Museum of Folkcraft

You can see the exhibition of the local, all-Japan, and worldwide folkcrafts which Shoya Yoshida, a doctor and famous cultural activist collected. This museum has a collection of about 5000 arts such as pottery work, woodwork, and bamboo work. The old art of Ushinotoyaki pottery made in Tottori and Korean bowls are worth seeing.

Open 10:00〜17:00 (last entrance 16:30)
Fee 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for university students. No charge for senior high school students and younger as well as the people who are older than 69.
Closed Wednesday (when a national holiday falls on Wednesday, the next day) / New Year holidays
Access 5 minute walk from JR Tottori Station

Watanabe Art Museum

Watanabe Art Museum

You can see the exhibition including the displayed armors whose number is the largest in Japan, the world’s third discovered Ukiyo-e woodblock of Kitagawa Utamaro, Japan’s oldest folding screen pictures, and so on. The various kinds of exhibitions have a great charm you cannot experience at other museums.

Open 10:00〜15:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) / 10:00〜17:00 (Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays)
Fee 900 yen (There are various kinds of discount programs.)
Closed Tuesday (When a national holiday falls on Tuesday, the next day) / New Year holidays (30 Dec.〜2 Jan.)
Access 15 minutes by bus going to Sand Dunes or 21 minutes by Loop Kirinjishi Bus (available only on Sat., Sun., and national holidays) from Tottori Station Bus Terminal. The nearest bus stop is "Watanabe Bijutsukan-mae". 1 minute walk from the stop.