- Kurayoshi, Tottori
Infobox City Japan
CityHallAddress=722, Aoimachi, Kurayoshi-shi, Tottori-ken
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.kurayoshi.tottori.jp/ Kurayoshi City] nihongo|Kurayoshi|倉吉市|Kurayoshi-shi is a city located in the northern part of Tottori,
As of 2008, the city has an estimated
populationof 51,214 and a density of 188 persons per km². The total area is 272.15 km².
The ancient provincial government of
Hoki provincewas located in this area, and in medieval times Uchikoshiyama (a hill) featured a castle. Today the remnants of the provincial government and two monasteries can still be seen in the city.
The city was officially founded on
October 1, 1953though historical Kurayoshi predates this foundation and the grid outline of the streets reflects a certain amount of Edo Period planning. Additionally there are many 'soil lacquered' warehouses ("dozo", 土蔵) that survive, 'soil lacquering' being a traditional Japanese style of architecture.
The San-in Line of Japan Rail West Japan serves the city and provides a connection to other major cities in Tottori and to cities in other regions like
Kyotoor Osaka. There are also long distance bus connection between Kobe, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Tokyo.
* [http://www.city.kurayoshi.tottori.jp/ Official website] in Japanese
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