Jinpūkaku, commissioned by the marquis Nakahiro Ikeda, feudal lord of Tottori
Jinpūkaku is a two-floor French-style Neo-Renaissance residence with whitewashed walls and wood-tile roofs. The refined elegance of the building coupled with the beauty of its Japanese garden earned it a designation as one of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The second floor offers a fine view of the Horyuuin garden around the pond, and on a clear day a soothing view of Mt Daisen in the distance. The property also includes the Kyusho Park, a famous spot for flower-viewing bustling with visitors when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
2-121 Higashi-machi, Tottori, Tottori
|Access||11 min. from Tottori Station on the 100-yen circular route bus Kuru Nashi ‘midori course’; get off at Jinpūkaku/Kenritsu Hakubutsukan; three min. from the bus stop by foot. By car, 20 min. from the Tottori Expwy Tottori IC, or 1 hour and 20 min. from Sayo JCT.|