Jinpukaku is a European-style mansion originally planned as a villa for the Ikeda family, the former Lords of Tottori. It was built in the first decade of the twentieth Century.
There is a nice Japanese style garden to the rear. The mansion is located at the base of the ruins of Tottori castle.
It was the first building in Tottori to get electric lights.
Crown Prince Yoshihito, later to become the Taisho Emperor, stayed here on his tour of the San-in region in 1907
The house has a small collection of items relkating to the Ikeda Clan, and the rooms are elegantly furnished, but the main attraction is the spiral staircase.