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Tottori

Majestic sand dunes and a whole lot more

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Yonago

Yonago

When you arrive in Yonago as I did for the first time your first thought may be, “this shouldn’t be here”. It’s not the capit...

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Tottori City

Tottori City

Is it a city near the sea or the sea near a city? It’s your choice I guess. Tottori City is the expected and unexpected reall...

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Upcoming Tottori Events

Tottori Lily Festival

Tottori Lily Festival

Kim

The Tottori Lily Festival takes place at the Tottori Prefectural Flower Park, and showcases the beauty of around 77,000 lilie...

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Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Event

Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Event

Kim

A special event taking place at Tottori's Kurayoshi Figure Museum centers around the Sylvanian Families. These little animal ...

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Where to eat in Tottori

Hibi no Kate

Hibi no Kate

Kim

For vegans traveling to Tottori Prefecture, Hibi no Kate in Yonago offers a great variety of vegan meal options, including ad...

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Places to stay in Tottori

Misasa Royal Hotel

Misasa Royal Hotel

Jerome Lee

The Misasa Royal Hotel is located a 10-minute drive from the JR Kurayoshi Station in Tottori Prefecture, and is part of the H...

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Latest Tottori Reports

Tottori Station

Tottori Station

Kim

Tottori Station is served by the San'in Main Line, and is a central starting point for exploring many of Tottori's main touri...

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Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum

Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum

Kim

Japan has some unique museums, and the Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum definitely fits that category! At Japan's only museum d...

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About Tottori

Tottori
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Tottori
Population 588,667
Area 3507.05 sq. km

The Japanese prefecture with the lowest population, the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they think of Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県, Tottori-ken) is its majestic sand dunes.

But there’s more to Tottori than just that. Daisen is Tottori’s other major symbol and an excellent hike, as well as the site of the holy Daisen-ji. The Nageire-do of Sanbutsu-ji is built into the side of a cliff and is a sight to behold.

Tottori is also famous for its numerous hot springs and the Kurayoshi District, with its preserved warehouses dating back to the Edo Period. A lesser known fact is that some of Tottori’s mountains become good ski slopes in the winter.

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