In sightseeing Sanin / Tottori prefecture, "Kurayoshi," a town of timeless nostalgia is a must
HOMESightseeingShirakabe Dozogun, Akagawara

Shirakabe Dozogun
Shirakabe Dozogun has a lot of buildings that were established in the Edo and Meiji periods and the remnants of olden times can still be seen now. As we walk on stone bridges across the Tama river and along the quiet, quaint streets of Akagawara with its white mortar  walls, we can feel time flow slowly.

Districts of Traditional & Important Preserved Buildings

Place Uomachi, Kenyamachi, Higashinakamachi, Shinmachi 1, Sakaimachi 1, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-24-5371(Kurayoshi Tourism MICE Association)
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Akagawara
Akagawara consists of  10 buildings  including unique shops and galleries, craft factories of local toys, full of events and activities as well as gift shopping.


Place Uomachi, Kenyamachi, Higashinakamachi, Shinmachi 1, Sakaimachi 1, Kurayoshi, Tottori
TEL 0858-24-5371(Kurayoshi Tourism MICE Association)
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas
Link Akagawara WEBSITE

Meet the Gods of Good Fortune
The wooden Gods of Good Fortune can be met hither and thither in Kurayoshi's old streets. By meeting the Gods of Good Fortune whose figures have been brought to life by three sculptors of Buddha statues living in the city, you can feel the relaxation and warmth typical of Kurayoshi City.

Place Uomachi, Kenyamachi, Higashinakamachi, Shinmachi 1, Sakaimachi 1 and others, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-0440 (Akinaichushingura)
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas
Link Akinaichushingura WEBSITE

Kurayoshi Nostalgic Street Museum
A retro street of about 600 meters runs from Nishimachi in the Shirakabe Dozogun and Akagawara area to Uomachi. In about 60 houses in the neighboring areas, special treasures and hereditary goods are exhibited. Shop owners will greet you with a smile.

Place Nishi machi-Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-24-5371(Kurayoshi Tourism MICE Association)
Business hours Varies according to the shop
closed Varies according to the shop
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Jiro Taniguchi
Jiro Taniguchi was born in Tottori City in August 1947. He debuted in 1971, and in 2003, he received the Best Scenario Prize and the bookstore's excellence award at the 30th Angouleme International Comics Festival for Haruka na Machi e (French) in France. In 2011, he received France's Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, National Order of Merit. Haruka na Machi e is a story set in Kurayoshi's 50s and 60s. When the leading character returns to his hometown, Kurayoshi, he finds himself slipping back in time to his junior high school days. This book helps readers realise the value of their family and hometown.


Midorino Promenade of Sculptures (Midori-no-Chokoku)
Sculptures of a famous sculptor, a Japanese representative awarded the "Green Sculpture Award", can be found outdoors around town. Walk on the 1.8km walkway lined with trees and meet some of the fascinating sculptures along the way.

Place Meiji-machi - Miruka-cho, Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture
TEL 0858-22-4419 (Cultural Heritage Division, Kurayoshi Board of Education)
Business hours Feel free to walk anytime
Closed Year-end and new year holiday
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Daigakuin Temple
A prestigious Soto Zen training temple established in 1605. Tadayoshi Satomi, the last lord of Tateyama Castle in Awanokuni (Chiba prefecture) and his 8 retainers, who became the subjects of "Nanso Satomi Hakkenden" (Eight Dog Chronicles), are buried here.

Place 422 Higashimachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori
MAP
TEL 0858-22-4541
Business hours 8:00 - 17:00
closed Open 365 days
Parking Area Available
Link Daigakuin Temple WEBSITE

Dairenji Temple
This modern main hall with a reinforced concrete structure was rebuilt in 1955 and is famous as a temple associated with the warrior Yoshisuke Wakiya of the Kenmu period and Yodoya Seibei, a prosperous merchant in Osaka.

Place 1-2411 Shinmachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-22-3393
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
closedOpen 365 days
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Benten Approach
A small path to Dairenji.

Place 1 Shinmachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
Manshoji Temple
Kurayoshi Gasuri is a unique textile which has complex and elaborate patterns as if pictures were woven into cloth. One can see the actual manufacturing process of Kurayoshi Gasuri. In the store, works such as curtains and bags are on sale.

Place 1-2948 Kajimachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-22-3468
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
closed Open 365 days
Parking Area Available
Link Manshoji WEBSITE

Kurayoshi Furusato Souvenir Shop
Kurayoshi Gasuri is a unique textile which has complex and elaborate patterns as if pictures were woven into cloth. One can see the actual manufacturing process of Kurayoshi Gasuri. In the store, works such as curtains and bags are on sale.

Place 2606 Higashinakamachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-2255
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
closedWednesdays
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas


Toyota Family Residence
The main house, built in 1900, has a gable roof structure with Japanese pantiles and is designed in the hirairi style (a style where the entrance of the building is parallel to the ridge of the roof). It is a two-story wooden house which retains Kurayoshi's traditional form of a townhouse.

Registered national tangible cultural peoperty

Place 2701 Nishimachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-0440
Business hours From about 8:30 - 18:00 (free to visit)
closed Open 365 days
Parking Area Available

Takata Sake Brewery
The main building is a sake brewery, built in 1843, which well represents the characteristics of an ordinary house in Kurayoshi in the design of the grates and eaves, or space created with roof truss. The brewery visit is also popular.
Registered national tangible cultural peoperty

Place 2633 Nishinakamachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-1511
Business hours 8:30 - 17:30
closedOpen 365 days
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas
Link Takata Sake Brewery WEBSITE

Kurayoshi Store Association
This pseudo Western-style building was the former Third National Bank Kurayoshi branch in 1908. Fittings such as the ceiling decoration and stairs still remain in their original state.

Registered national tangible cultural peoperty

Place 2540 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas
Note Tourists are not allowed to enter inside the building

Kurayoshi Yodoya
Built in 1760, this is the oldest ordinary building that exists in Kurayoshi. The Makita family, under the trademark of  "Yodoya," were prominent merchants in Kurayoshi, and are said to have had close ties with the business tycoon Yodoya in Osaka, who is famous for the Yodoya Bridge.
Designated municipal tangible cultural asset

Place Higashi Iwkuramachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-0165
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas
Business Hours 9:00 - 17:00
Closed 29 December - 3 January
Inquires Kurayoshi City Education Board Cultural Asset Division
722 Aoimachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori 682-8611
TEL 0858-22-4419

Kotozakura monument
A bronze statue was built to commemorate the brilliant accomplishments of the 53th Yokozuna (Sumo grand champion), Kotozakura , whose hometown is Kurayoshi.

Place Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP

Oakland
An antique shop dealing in goods directly imported from Europe. In a Japanese-style house built in 1889, western antique goods of 100 years ago are displayed.

Place 2522 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-22-3221
FAX 0858-22-3222
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
closed Wednesdays
Parking Area 6 cars (free)

Farm stand at Kishida Farm
Specialist shop selling fresh pears from the farm. Open from August to December.

Place 2516 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-1220
Business Hours Open from August to December.
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Gallery Nagomi
A shop with herb-dyed products and sundry goods. All items are hand made, and they feature the herb dye's pleasant texture and smooth feel.

Place 2577 Higashinakamachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-22-4666
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
closed Year-end and New Year holiday (30 December - 1 January)
Parking Area Available
KRUKRA
This shop sells sundry Asian kitsch goods that the store owner obtains direct from Thailand and Vietnam.

Place 2516 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-27-0015
Business hours 10:00 - 18:00
closed Tuesday (or if falling on a national holiday, the next day)
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Kite Studio
Café space is available as well as demonstration and sale of Kurayoshi kites.
Kurayoshi kites, still produced in accordance with tradition, are easy to make and fly well. Original painting is possible.
"Shusse Ika" (in the hope of children's advancement) with the names of children and grandchildren and "Hanjyo Ika" (in the hope of prosperous business) with the names of the store can also be ordered.
Reservation required.

Place 2586 Higashinakamachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-23-3453
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
closedTuesday
Painting experience 1200 yen (actual cost of 1 kite)
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Voyage
A specialist shop selling power stones. Original bracelets, straps and pierced jewelry items can be made to order.

Place 2542 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-27-2542
Business hours 10:00 - 18:00
closed Wednesdays
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Retro Mix
This store is full of retro and pop sundry goods including Fire King products obtained overseas and antique goods like old Pyrex.

Place 2516 Uomachi, Kurayoshi, Tottori MAP
TEL 0858-27-0235
Business hours 10:30 - 18:00
closed Wednesday
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas

Tenugui Rappu Workshop
Over 100 tenugui towels on display. Enjoy a taste of Japan by looking at some of the furoshiki wrapping cloth products. Soft, gentle on the skin, gauze towels are also available.

Place 2616-2 Higashi Naka-machi, Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture MAP
TEL 0858-22-8970
Business hours 10:00 - 18:00
closed Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month
Parking Area 2 parking spaces MAP

Inashima Liquor Store
Sells a wide selection of local saké, wines, and other drinks. Kurayoshi and Central Tottori's local saké, shochu drinks, and specially labelled local beer are also sold at Akagawara No.1.

Place Main Store: 1-2923-1Kaji-machi, Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture MAP
Akagawara Store: Akagawara No. 1 Building, Shin-machi, Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture MAP
TEL Main Store: 0858-22-2965
Akagawara Store: 0858-23-6666
Business hours Main Store: 8:30 - 22:30
Akagawara Store: 9:00 - 17:00
closed Main Store: 1st January
Akagawara Store: Open all year round
Parking Area Main Store: 3 parking spaces MAP
Akagawara Store: Use tourist parking areas

Rinrinya
Enjoy the popular 7 flavoured taiyaki sweets available in bite-size pieces. Souvenirs, coffee and soft serve are also available. Feel free to ask for some local information or to just rest at the store.

Place 2570 Uo-machi, Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture MAP
TEL 0858-23-1996
Business hours 8:00 - 18:00
closed Open all year round
Parking Area Use tourist parking areas