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If you come to Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, you must experience the world of unobstructed 360-degree panoramic vision. The Yonago Castle ruins are one of Yonago City's most scenic spots. You can also see Mt. Daisen, one of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains.

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What is Yonago Castle Ruins, one of the most spectacular views in Yonago City?

It was once one of the most famous castle ruins in the San'in region, boasting a four-story, five-story castle tower. Nowadays, it is one of the most spectacular vantage points in Yonago, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of Yonago city. Climb the stone steps via the mountain path leading from Minatoyama Park and aim for the summit at an altitude of 90 meters. When you arrive, you will find yourself in a world of 360-degree panoramic vision with nothing in your way!If you look to the north, you can see the entire city of Yonago at a glance, and in the distance you can see the magnificent horizon of the Sea of ​​Japan.

View of Yonago city and Mt. Daisen from Yonago Castle ruins<br>
View of Yonago city and Mt. Daisen from Yonago Castle ruins

And if you look to the west, you will see the bright blue Nakaumi. If you look to the east, you will see the famous mountain Mt. Daisen, drawing out the graceful ridgeline in the distance. On a clear, sunny day, you can even see Oki Island across the Sea of ​​Japan. It is a scenic spot that continues to be loved by many citizens, along with Minatoyama Park, which spreads out at the foot of Shiroyama.

View of Yonago city and Mt. Daisen from Yonago Castle ruins<br>
View of Yonago city and Mt. Daisen from Yonago Castle ruins

It is also a beloved cherry blossom viewing spot during the cherry blossom season. The cherry blossoms seen from the top of the castle ruins are even more gorgeous due to the contrast with Nakaumi and Mt. Daisen. You will want to capture its beauty and vividness in photos and burn it into your eyes.

Cherry blossoms and Yonago Castle ruins

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Diamond Daisen, a place you want to see at least once in your life

Diamond Daisen from Yonago Castle Ruins

Diamond Daisen, where the sun rises from the top of Mt. Daisen, is a spectacular view that can only be seen when the weather conditions are good, around February 20th and October 22nd.

From April to August, you can see Orange Road (road of the sun).

Nakaumi view from Yonago Castle ruins<br>
Nakaumi view from Yonago Castle ruins

From mid-April to late August, you can see the spectacular sunset over the Shimane Peninsula from Yonago Castle. The best time to visit is from early to late May and for about a month from late July to early August. During this period, the sun sets in the middle of Nakaumi, so on clear days you can see the beautiful Orange Road. You may be able to witness an amazing sunset view.

You can enjoy spectacular views of the four seasons throughout the year.

In the spring, the contrast between the cherry blossoms and the stone walls of the castle ruins is beautiful, and in the summer, you can enjoy the castle ruins lit up. In autumn, you can enjoy the Yonago Castle ruins with the clouds and autumn leaves in the clear autumn sky, and in the winter, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the Yonago Castle ruins covered in snow.

Yonago Castle ruins, a stage where cherry blossoms dance in the spring breeze

Yonago Castle Ruins Ishigaki Illumination (Summer)

Autumn colors. Feel the beauty of time and space at the Yonago Castle Ruins

A snowy landscape seen from the castle ruins on a winter day

How to get to Yonago Castle ruins/traffic access

Transportation access from Yonago Airport (airplane → shuttle bus)

Fly from Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport. There are about 6 direct flights a day from Haneda Airport Domestic Flights (Terminal 2) to Yonago Airport. The airline is ANA. The journey time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

Tokyo (Haneda) - Yonago (about 1 hour 20 minutes ANA)
Seoul (Incheon) - Yonago (about 1 hour 40 minutes Air Seoul)

Take a bus or train from Yonago Airport to JR Yonago Station. Shuttle buses connecting the airport and JR Yonago Station depart in time for the arrival of planes. The journey takes 35 minutes and costs 650 yen.

How to get to Yonago Castle Ruins from Yonago Station (on foot)

From JR Yonago Station, it's about a 15-minute walk to the scenic view point entrance, and it's about a 20-minute walk from the entrance to the 90m summit. *There are no coin lockers etc. Please leave your luggage at Yonago Station or your accommodation before coming.
For details, please contact the Yonago City International Tourism Association on the 1st floor of JR Yonago Station.

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The center of the San'in tour. As befits a commercial city that represents the San'in region, it is the gateway to the San'in region, with convenient access to Sakaiminato City, which has well-developed expressway and railway land routes, and air and sea routes. In a prime location overlooking the national park Mt. Daisen and nestled on the Sea of ​​Japan, Kaike Onsen, one of the best in the San'in region, springs up, making it a bustling tourist resort that thrives on sports and leisure throughout the year. When traveling to the San'in region, start by visiting Yonago City. By linking it with the surrounding charming cities and towns, you should be able to comfortably fulfill various types of sightseeing, such as a trip to historical sites, a trip to gourmet food, and a trip to myths.

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