Top things to do in Daisen

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Daisen

Daisen-ji

This Buddhist temple dating from 718 on Daisen, long considered a sacred mountain, seems eternally tranquil. In reality, from the eighth to the 14th century the Daisen-ji shrine complex was a hub of power, where arm…
Shinto Shrine in Daisen

Ōgamiyama-jinja

This appealingly weathered wooden shrine is the oldest building in western Tottori Prefecture. It is up a stone path from Daisen-ji, one of many forest walks in the area that lead to other temples and ruins.
Viewpoint in Daisen

Masumizu Plateau

Along the Daisen Parkway (the 35km scenic road crossing the Daisen area) is the Masumizu Plateau, where a gondola lift takes you up to an observation point for stunning views and hiking trails.
Museum in Daisen

Shōji Ueda Museum of Photography

Showcases the works of prominent Tottori Prefecture photographer Shōji Ueda (1913–2000), in a large minimalist concrete building with fabulous views across to the mountain.