Famous and Historical Sites
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
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.|