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Hakuto Shrine

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Come to Hakuto Shrine to fulfill your romantic wishes!

Tottori City Hall Tourism&Geopark Promotion Division

 

 

Did you know that Tottori is home to Japan’s oldest love story? The birthplace of the tale is in Hakuto Shrine of Tottori City. When written in Japanese, "Hakuto" means white rabbit, hence this is a unique shrine that enshrines a white rabbit god.

 

It is said that a long time ago, this rabbit played a matchmaker to a kind deity named Okuninushi-no-mikoto and a princess of unsurpassed beauty named Princess Yakami, in return for Okuninushi healing his wounded body. Because of this legend, many people from all over the world visit this place to pray for finding a good partner.

 

 

Statues of white rabbits that line the approach to the shrine and fortune-telling paper strips are very popular among women. You can also go to the shrine office to buy an omamori, a good-luck charm that brings you good luck and protects you from evil spirits. Near the shrine, there is a beautiful beach on the Japan Sea called Hakuto Beach – an excellent location for couples on dates, officially designated as a "Lover’s Sanctuary" in Japan.

 

 

 

 

How to get there

 

From Tottori Station, take Hinomaru bus Hakuto kaigan Line (about 40 minutes).

 

603 Hakuto, Tottori-shi, Tottori-ken

 

 

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