Famous and Historical Sites

Kawahara Castle, Castle Mountain Observation Deck

Kawahara Castle

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)
Fee No charge
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

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.

Open 9:00〜17:00
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