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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 4 May 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 4 April 2018
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5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato 684-0025, Tottori Prefecture
+81 859-47-0121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank iamface
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 27 May 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 4 May 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

Thank Heath H
Reviewed 25 April 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 4 April 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
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

It is really interesting to have seen this road. The road is all about 妖怪 and kitaro and its author. Good that it helps to rejuvenate the otherwise dead town. Nice museums to visit and new concept shops since they are not seen anywhere else...More

Thank Chee KongDaniel Y
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A very nice place to spend your day with. You will see lots of Gegege Kitaro's character statue everywhere! If you are lucky, you may see some character walking around! Some restaurants closes before 2pm for lunch. Make sure you find food first

2  Thank gigitokyoliving
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The street from the station to the end of the shops is awash with bronze statues, park lights, toilet signs and more; all homages to the manga/anime work of the cultural icon after whom the street is named. People in character costumes also walk the...More

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A promenade in memory of famous Japanese anime expert Mizuki Shigeru. More than 100 statues of monsters appeared in his animations are made on this road with a lot of stores selling souvenirs related to the animations. There is also a stamp collecting event to...More

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19 April 2017|
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.
19 April 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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