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Kurayoshi, Tottori

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Country  Japan
University  Tottori College
Area  272.15 km2
Region  ChugokuSanin
Mayor  Kotaro Ishida (since April 2010)
Population  50,360

Kurayoshi (, Kurayoshi-shi) is a city located in the central part of Tottori Prefecture, Japan.


Map of Kurayoshi, Tottori

As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 50,360 and a population density of 185.05 persons per km², making it the third largest city in Tottori. The total area is 272.15 km².

Tottori japan kofu yonago rice reaping sand museum kurayoshi daisen

The ancient provincial government of Hoki province was located in this area, and in medieval times Uchikoshiyama (a hill) featured a castle. Today the remnants of the provincial government and two monasteries can still be seen in the city. Kurayoshi was officially founded on October 1, 1953 though historical Kurayoshi predates this foundation and the grid outline of the streets reflects a certain amount of Edo Period planning. Additionally there are many soil lacquered warehouses (dozo, ??) that survive, soil lacquering being a traditional Japanese style of architecture.

Temple whose veranda you can monopolize kurayoshi city tottori

On March 22, 2005 the town of Sekigane (from Tohaku District) was merged into Kurayoshi.


Kurayoshi, Tottori Beautiful Landscapes of Kurayoshi, Tottori

Kurayoshi forms a major part of the Kurayoshi Plain (, Kurayoshi Heiya). The plain supports the agriculture of the region, and is a major center of rice and pears, as well as grapes in the sandy areas near the Sea of Japan coast.


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