Famous and Historical Sites
Kawahara Castle, Castle Mountain Observation Deck
Kawahara Castle, standing on the ruins of Maruyama Fort where Hideyoshi Toyotomi and his soldiers were encamped, is an interesting observation deck in which you can see the exhibition showing the attractions of Kawahara Town. It turns into a castle floating in the sky when it is lit at night and shows various figures in harmony with the changes in the views of the four seasons.
|Open||10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:30)|
|Closed||Monday (When a national holiday falls on Monday, the next day) / New Year holidays|
|Access||About 25 minutes by car from Tottori Station|
Nagashibina Floating Doll Museum
"Hinanagashi (or doll floating)" is a traditional event has been executed in Mochigase Town since the Edo period. It is the event in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a bale and sent down a river, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits away with them. Today it is held on 3 March of the lunar calendar. This museum is a large-sized timber building whose motif is Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto. Inside the building, many Japanese dolls are on permanent exhibition, such as dolls and ornaments for the Girls’ Festival of various period including the Edo period, Kamo dolls, and Gosho dolls.
|Fee||300yen for adults or senior high school students. No charge for children including junior high school students.|
|Closed||Wednesday (when a national holiday falls on Wednesday, the next day) / New Year Holidays|
|Access||10 minute walk from Mochigase Station|