The Sea of Japan Coast and Eastern Daisen Foothill (Distance: 83km)

<Course 05>The Sea of Japan Coast and Eastern Daisen Foothill (Distance: 83km) <Course 05>The Sea of Japan Coast and Eastern Daisen Foothill (Distance: 83km)

This trip not only includes tourist spots such as Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun, but also offers mountain routes with spectacular views of the sea and takes you to a peaceful fisherman’s village and an intense mountain pass in Eastern Daisen. (Distance: 83km; Highest Elevation: 570m; Accumulated Elevation Gain: 811m)

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JR Kurayoshi Sation


JR Kurayoshi Sation
A tourist hub in the central region of Tottori Prefecture and an express train gateway to Osaka, Kyoto, and the rest of San’in Region. From the terminal, you can take buses to many tourist spots in the region. In the evening, you can see many Onsen hotel shuttle buses picking up their guests.
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Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun


Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun
Along with the Tamagawa River, standing in neat rows, the Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun buildings were mostly built in Edo and Meiji periods around 1600s-1800s, and the area is designated as Important Preservation District for Group of Traditional Buildings. Stone bridges over Tamagawa, plastered white walls, and akagawara red roof tiles – strolling the historical streets will make you feel comfortable more than you imagine.
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Mt. Kumogaiyama


Mt. Kumogaiyama
The breathtaking view of the Sea of Japan and Mt. Daisen from the summit of Mt. Kumogaiyama (177m) is a must-see!
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Gōshō Aoyama Manga Factory・Conan Street


Gōshō Aoyama Manga Factory・Conan Street
A must-visit for Conan lovers! You can see author Aoyama’s memorable personal belongings and manga works. You can even touch and try some replica gadgets from the cartoon such as a turbo engine skateboard! Conan street is 1.4 km from Conan Station (JR Yura Station) to Gōshō Aoyama Manga Factory. Bronze statues and sign boards of Conan and other characters welcome the visitors here and there.
Fee Adult/¥700
Junior&Senior high school student/¥500
Elementary school child/¥300
Closed None; open through year
Hours 9:30am – 5:30pm (Last admission 5:00pm)

*Go to the external site.

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Michi no Eki Port Akasaki(Lunch)


道の駅「ポート赤碕」(昼食)
Michi no Eki Port Akasaki has farmers’ and fisheries’ markets, a park, convinience store and so on. Japan-Korea Friendship Park and Museum/Gift Shop are next to Port Akasaki.
Closed None; open through year
Hours 9:00am – 6:00pm (Hours may vary depending on the store)
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The Sea of Japan Coast Villages Along the Coast


The Sea of Japan Coast Villages Along the Coast
Cycle through Kiku Port (anchorage site for Kitamae-bune shipping route) and a quaint fisherman’s village. Visit The Teiko Shiotani memorial gallery, located in a Japanese traditional merchant house.
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Nariishi no Hama, The Beach of Sound Stones


Nariishi no Hama, The Beach of Sound Stones
Located in the west side of Kotoura Coast, Nariishi no Hama beach is armored with oval-shaped pebbles called gorota stones. Waves crash against the shore to make a clatter sound like “kara-koro” on a rough day at sea. This unique beach attracts countrywide attention.
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Jizo-toge Pass Lookout


Jizo-toge Pass Lookout
Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of the majestic Mt. Daisen in the front and the Sea of Japan in the back.
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Old tracks of former Japanese National Railway’s Kurayoshi Line


Old tracks of former Japanese National Railway's Kurayoshi Line
The line was closed in 1985. Along the route, you can see former Taikyuji Station, abandoned railway tracks and a bamboo forest.
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JR Kurayoshi Sation

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*Go to the external site.