Western Honshū

Tottori's castle once overlooked the town, but now only the foundations remain. It's a pleasant walk up the hillside to see them and the views over the city.

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1. Jinpū-kaku Villa

0.14 MILES

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2. Kannon-in

0.84 MILES

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3. Sand Museum

2.16 MILES

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4. Tottori-sakyū (The Dunes)

2.35 MILES

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