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Great little street. Worth an hour or so of time.

My husband and I were on a cruise that stopped in Sakaiminato recently. Although I was completely... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Heath H
San Diego, United States
Interesting And Photogenic

It's amazing how one character (Kitaro) can transform a street and city into international fame... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
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5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato 684-0025, Tottori Prefecture
+81 859-47-0121
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Reviewed 6 days ago

...by a shuttle bus from our cruise ship docked at Sakaiminato pier into "town" with no idea of what we were about to see or experience. And off we went walking into town, and saw just outside the train station, this amusing little granite statue...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling along looking at the cute statues was a super experience. It was so hard to pick a favorite. The locals were friendly.

Thank Robb G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of using a popular manga to attract tourism. The high street of Sakaiminato has teamed with the national railways and police to welcome tourists of all sorts. The result is a train featuring the voices of the characters and printed seats; lamp posts outside the...More

Thank Unagi12
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is the main street in Sakaiminato and designed for a fun and interesting walk with interesting sculptures and art works along the lengthy street. Some of the areas are narrow with slow driving speeds for cars to make it safe for pedestrians. It is...More

Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed July 8, 2018

commercial street with many many sculpture. that is enjoyable. interesting setup. good for strolling here.

Thank iamface
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is a must do and allow a good couple of hours. Not only are there dozens of sculptures there is also hundreds of gift shops and other types of shops, clothes, jewellery, etc. It is an easy walk, flat and paved. Getting a refreshing...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved Sakaiminato loved their Main Street. Named for their famous son, their Main Street truly honours Shigeru. It's fun, it's different so have your camera, phone, iPad ready. It was busy the day we visited by cruise as our ship had disgorged thousands into this...More

Thank Maurticia51
Reviewed May 3, 2018

My husband and I were on a cruise that stopped in Sakaiminato recently. Although I was completely unaware of Shigeru Mizuki prior to arriving, walking through the street was still a blast. There are quaint little shops selling wares pertaining to the comics as well...More

1  Thank Heath H
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The whole street is filled with bronze sculptures of wired and strange monsters and ghouls after a popular Japanese Manga. Lots of souvenir shops that sells interesting character products of the Manga. Do keep a lookout of the rubber stamps that is available on a...More

1  Thank dammonekind
Reviewed April 4, 2018

It's amazing how one character (Kitaro) can transform a street and city into international fame. This road is lined with strange and weird characters related to Kitaro and presents a lot of photographic opportunities for both young and old. Especially if you're lucky enough to...More

Thank chanyu1
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from Benjiao | Reviewed this property |
It's within a wallking distance,but not close. I think there are some shuttle buses from the wharf.
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Chuzaa | Reviewed this property |
It's a little less than 6 kilometers (about 4 miles). A taxi ride is quick and inexpensive.
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