Shigeru Mizuki Road, a Popular Tourist Attraction in Tottori Prefecture
This is a high-resolution video titled "Mizuki Shigeru Road renovation complete!," which introduces Shigeru Mizuki Road in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture in Japan's Chugoku Region.
The video was uploaded by the "Shigeru Mizuki Road Renewal Promotional Sector."
Shigeru Mizuki Road, a popular tourist destination in Sakaiminato City, was reopened in July 2018.
Bronze statues of the yokai (a type of Japanese monster) appearing in Shigeru Mizuki's masterpiece "GeGeGe no Kitaro" are set up on the wide cobblestone path.
Enjoy sightseeing on Shigeru Mizuki Road, in Sakaiminato City, also known as "yokai town," and seeing Japanese yokai!
The video introduces some yokai in various places in the city.
How many have you heard of?
Highlights of Shigeru Mizuki Road
Sakaiminato City, the hometown of Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of the cartoon "Gegege no Kitaro," has been attracting attention as a yokai town.
Mizuki Shigeru Road is a walking route that stretches approximately 800m long starting from JR Sakaiminato Station.
The bronze statues of 177 monsters entertain tourists on a beautiful street greatly improved by the restoration before its reopening in 2018.
New yokai shrines, kappa fountains, and bronze statues from the World Yokai Conference have been created in the station park and on the walking paths.
There are many restaurants and souvenir shops on Shigeru Road, so we recommend eating lunch and buying souvenirs here.
There's also a stamp rally event held at Shigeru Mizuki Road that you can participate in.
Shigeru Mizuki Road is lit up every night, creating a suspicious atmosphere that you can't experience during the day.
"Yokai world at night!" is introduced at 1:00 in the video.
The city's light is Medama-Oyaji! Did you notice?
Shigeru Mizuki's Masterpiece "Gegege No Kitaro"
The manga "Gegege no Kitaro" features a story involving a variety of monsters, including the main character, Kitaro, Medama-Oyaji that rides on his shoulder, a mouse, a cat girl, and an "ittan momen."
Take a stroll along the Shigeru Mizuki Road from JR Sakaiminato Station and you will arrive at the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum with a retro showa atmosphere.
At the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Hall, you can enjoy the world view of the original work of the manga artist Shigeru Mizuki.
Summary of Shigeru Mizuki Road in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture
If you are sightseeing in Japan, be sure to visit the fascinating Mizuki Shigeru Road, introduced in the video.
Various yokai are introduced in the video. Did you manage to find a favorite?
If you go on a sightseeing trip to Sakaiminato City in Tottori Prefecture, be sure to visit the nearby Yonago City (米子市, Yonago shi), Tottori Sand Dunes, and Izumo Taisha Shrine (出雲大社, Izumo Taisha) in Shimane Prefecture.
◆Overview of Shigeru Mizuki Road◆
【Address】Right next to JR Sakaiminato Station
【Average time spent here】Approximately 2 hours together with Shigeru Mizuki Memorial
【Parking】None (use Sakaiminato station square parking lot)
【Official Website】 Shimane Tourism Navi | Shimane Prefecture Tourism Federation Official Site
【Official Website】 Sakaiminato City Hall, Tottori Prefecture