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Address: 5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato 684-0025 , Tottori Prefecture
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+81 859-47-0121
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Japanese Monster "Yokai" World

there are around 150 "Yokai" bronze statues along the small road, and shops that sell in relation to "Yokai" and "Mizuki Shigeru" who is a Manga artist of Gegege no Kitaro". you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 10, 2016
Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori, Japan
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Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

there are around 150 "Yokai" bronze statues along the small road, and shops that sell in relation to "Yokai" and "Mizuki Shigeru" who is a Manga artist of Gegege no Kitaro". you can touch the statues and take some photo with them!

Thank Benjiao
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a shopping arcade of about 800 meters (1/2 mile) with many bronze statues of yokai (ghost, spirit and/or goblin) characters created by Shigeru Mizuki. Mizuki was a very popular manga author who was born in Osaka in 1922, but raised in Sakaiminato. Mizuki’s most well-known characters include “Gégégé no Kitaro” or the Spooky Kitaro and “Nezumi Otoko” or... More 

Thank Chuzaa
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This road features the Japanese old famous anime, Gegege No Kitaro. Statues of characters of the anime were set on the road, so people enjoyed taking photos with those statues. There were a lot of souvenir shop.

Thank mat_mak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

You may take as many pictures as you can for collection. With the souvenir shops, if you are the big fans of Kitaro, you may have great shopping time.

Thank Chineselad
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This street is all for Mizuki Shigeru, author of Kitaro and other Japanese monster comics. We are not really fan of Kitaro, but knew some of those cute and famous characters. There's a tourist center located in the building beside the railway station, provide information in English. We arrived in a Sunday morning. There are several parking lots near the... More 

Thank skchen1854
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Never seen a place soooo commercialized in a good way. I'm a Kitaro fun, so maybe a little bit bias. From a bakery to a hair salon, even a taxi company join the party. Gift lovers paradise.

Thank Midi Y
Hong Kong SAR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

A street commemorating the author of the famous Japanese comics of monsters. Lots of souvenir shops for fans of Kitaro and other characters from the comics. Numerous photo spots along the street. Visitors may also spend their time in the monster museum and the amusement park.

Thank Patrick T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Not overly commercial as some would expected. Most souvenir shops are unique and have their own products. An excellent street to stroll for Kitaro fans or not alike. Even when shops are closed in the evening, there's a special vibe. The whole area with its Kitaro theme makes the comic world comes alive. I myself grew up with the comic... More 

Thank Wobbyfish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

The street is full of sculptures on both the sides of the road. All the souvenir shops are selling pretty much the same things. There have a few restaurants/cafe. Ok to walk around but there is really nothing much.

Thank Erony T
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

It's great for a Kitaro comics fans! If you are not a fans, it is still worth a visit. There are over 100 statues along the road. Comics characters will wander along the road, different characters every day, so if you wanna meet a particular character, better check their schedule first. There are stamps along the road, it's fun to... More 

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