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    The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest coastal sand dunes with majestic undulations.
    The pattern of sand drawn by the sea breeze, "Kazemon", is a natural art created by nature over a long history.



    Tottori, where the air is clear, is a place where you can see the Milky Way from anywhere and encounter a beautiful starry sky where you can reach out and touch the stars. The stars twinkle in front of you, and the starry sky is so clear that you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye.



    One of Japan's largest flower parks where you can enjoy the scents of flowers from all over the world in every season with the majestic view of Mt. Daisen.
    For a limited time only in winter, the “Flower Illumination” is held to create a magical light up of the garden at night.



    A winter feast that represents Tottori, this meaty crab offers you all its elegant taste.
    "Tottori Matsuba Crab Gokiboshi", which was selected after passing five rigorous screenings, attracts gourmets around the world as the finest crab brand.



    Tottori, which stretches from east to west, is dotted with hot spring villages with various charms in each area, where travelers can heal their tiredness. Why don't you enjoy seasonal cuisine and local sake at a hot spring inn and take a walk in the hot spring town where the nostalgic atmosphere remains?



    Daisen, a dormant volcano, is one of Japan's most famous peaks.
    Its expression changes depending on the viewing angle and the season.



    The 100-year-old Tottori autumn delicacy, Nijisseiki Pear.
    The translucent pale green skin and fresh, sweet juice are exquisite.

How to enjoy Tottori is up to you

Tottori,Uniquely Yours

Tottori Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of Japan's Chugoku area.
To the north is the Sea of Japan, to the south the mountains of the Chugoku Mountains, including Mt. Daisen are found.
Tottori is beautiful in all seasons: in spring, flowers bloom in profusion; in summer, visitors can enjoy high-quality beaches;
in fall, the mountains are tinged with autumn leaves, while in winter, a silver world spreads across the land.
In Tottori Prefecture, which is overflowing with nature,
there are many travel spots where you can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons with all your senses.

Area Map Tottori

Tottori Prefecture, which stretches long and narrow from east to west along the Sea of Japan, is divided into three main areas.
The "Eastern Area" is the gateway to the great nature of sand and sea, the "Central Area" offers castle towns full of historical atmosphere and hot springs,
and the "Western Area" is a port town loved for its exquisite seafood and Japanese folk monsters.
Find your own way to enjoy your trip to Tottori by learning about the traditions and historical characteristics of each area.

Area Map Tottori

East Area

The eastern area is a treasure trove of natural art, such as the Tottori Sand Dunes and the Uradome Coast, which have been nurtured over millennia. It is the gateway to Tottori, as Tottori City, the prefectural capital is also located.

  • Tottori Sand Dunes

    The Tottori Sand Dunes are one of the largest coastal dunes in Japan, with magnificent undulations. The huge dunes, created by the action of the sea and wind over tens of thousands of years, are designated as a national natural monument.
    The "wind ripples," patterns in the sand drawn by the sea breeze, are truly natural art created by wind. On the day after the sea breeze blows, beautiful wind ripples are created, creating a saharan landscape.
    Activities and fun on the dunes, such as paragliding, sandboarding, and Segway riding are also very popular.

    Tottori Sand Dunes
  • Sand Museum

    The world's first museum showcasing sand sculptures. Based on the concept of "world travel in sand," the museum exhibits the world's finest sand sculptures under regularly changing themes.
    The world view depicted by the precise sand sculptures towering over the entire exhibition floor is breathtaking. Everyone setting foot in the exhibition hall can be sure to be transported to a world of travel.
    Because sand sculptures do not last forever, they are ephemeral yet beautiful once-in-a-lifetime works of art that will move people's hearts and minds.

    Sand Museum
  • Uradome Coastline

    A true open air museum of topography and geology where various landforms can be observed, including caves, caves and white sand beaches. The caves and cliffs created by the rough waves of the Sea of Japan are designated as a national park.
    The dynamic landscape with its ups and downs and changes has attracted many famous people from all over the world. The crystal-clear waters offer a variety of snorkelling and other activities.
    Especially during the summer season, the shallow, beautiful coastline attracts many bathers.

    Uradome Coastline
  • Ōenosato Nature Farm

    A natural agriculture and food themed resort where you can see, eat and experience the wonderful nature of Tottori.
    Only at the directly-managed Coco Garden restaurant, you can enjoy the awesome 'pancakes' and 'egg on white rice' at the ranch café.
    The broad shop inside lets visitors take a glance at the bread bakers and the patissiers, passionately preparing delicious treats through a glass partition, filling the whole environment with a realistic sense of industriousness, creating an exciting and thrilling space for food enthusiasts.

    Ōenosato Nature Farm
  • Mitaki-en

    The hidden restaurant “Mitaki-en” is located in a gorge with clear streams and deep green valleys.
    The garden, where you can hear the gentle murmur of the stream wherever you walk, is filled with a sense of freshness, and you can take a leisurely stroll while feeling the changing seasons.
    In the atmospheric dining rooms, such as old private homes and riverbeds, which look like something out of an old Japanese tale, you can taste local cuisine that makes lavish use of the bounty of Tottori's mountain villages.
    Forget your hectic moments, and enjoy a 'slow' feast at Mitaki-en with all your senses.

  • Wakazakura Station

    The Wakazakura area, located in the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture, is popular with travellers as a scenic and picturesque place where Tottori's history and traditions remain strong.
    In particular, Wakasakura Station, which is registered as a national tangible cultural property, is a hot spot not only for railway fans but also for adults and children.
    The appearance of the wooden station building from the early Shōwa period remains intact, and inside the station there is a café where the master drips for you and a little railway museum where you can experience a ride on a steam locomotive, preserving the good old retro-modern early Shōwa period aroma.


Center Area

Center area, located roughly in the center of Tottori, is a rustic area where the traditional colors of Tottori remain strong. There are many onsen towns scattered throughout the area that retain the nostalgic atmosphere.

  • Misasa Onsen

    Misasa Onsen is one of the world's best natural hot springs with radium spring water, which is believed to have the effect of enhancing natural healing power, and is loved by many people around the world, not only as a tourist attraction also as a therapeutic onsen.
    A stroll through the nostalgic streets of the onsen resort, deep in the mountains and rich in greenery, will bring you face to face with the sculpin frogs that are the symbol of Misasa Onsen.
    Enjoy an onsen trip that will relax your body and mind in this quiet, mountainous, and elegant onsen resort.

    Misasa Onsen
  • Mitokusan Nageire-do

    Nageire-do is a place for ascetic practices opened 1,300 years ago by the founder of Shugendo.The whole of Mt.Mitoku is designated as Japanese Historic Site of Scenic Beauty.
    Nageire-do, it's inner sanctuary, is a uniquely mysterious structure built into the hollow of a sheer vertical cliff, and designated as a Japanese National Treasure.
    To see it up close, we must follow a steep mountain path, but the spectacular view that unfolds at the end of the path is a "miracle," and leaves visitors with a sense of peace and emotion

  • Kurayoshi

    Kurayoshi is the central city of Central area. Kurayoshi once prospered as a castle town and commercial center, and Shirakabe earthenware warehouses, which retain the vestiges of the old days, are a popular strolling spot.
    Many buildings built in the Meiji era (1868-1912) still remain, and they still convey nostalgic atmosphere of the old days.
    These old-fashioned buildings with white plaster walls, black cedar planks, and red Ishizhu tiles have been renovated into coffee shops and souvenir stores, and visitors can stroll along the streets with their traditional and retro charm.

  • Beef Bone Ramen

    "Gyukotsu Ramen" is a local ramen made from beef bones. It is a must-try when traveling to Tottori.
    By slowly simmering the beef bones, the soup is full of flavor and is characterized by the aroma of beef and a slight sweetness.
    Gyukotsu Ramen has a nostalgic, gentle, and simple flavor, and is a local specialty that fits well with the atmosphere of central Tottori, where traditional townscapes still remain.

    Beef Bone Ramen
  • Kurayoshi Figure Museum

    The Figurine Museum is located in Tottori, where manga culture is alive and well, and in Kurayoshi, where there is a factory of a globally acclaimed figure manufacturer.
    About 2,000 figures of dinosaurs, animals, military items, etc. are displayed in different sections, and there are also figures that visitors can actually touch and enjoy, allowing visitors to fully enjoy their visit.

    Kurayoshi Figure Museum

West Area

The western area of Japan offers a rich natural environment centering on "Daisen," the highest mountain in the Chugoku region. Sakaiminato, one of Japan's leading fisheries cities, is also popular for its yokai.

  • Mt. Daisen

    Mt. Daisen, one of Japan's most famous peaks. The mountain's appearance, with its combination of strength and beauty, continues to change with the seasons and the angle from which it is viewed, captivating the hearts of climbers who visit.
    Mt. Daisen,the mountain's majestic nature can be fully enjoyed throughout the four seasons, from deep green in spring and summer, autumn leaves in fall, and snow-capped mountains in winter.
    On a clear day, the summit of Mt. Daisen offers a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan. Downhill biking is another popular activity for international travelers.

  • Starry sky of Mt. Daisen

    Tottori is a wonderful place where you can see the Milky Way from anywhere at night, and the stars are so beautiful that you can almost reach them if you reach out your hand.
    The starry sky of Mt. Daisen is particularly special. Stars twinkle before your eyes, and the sky is so clear that you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye.
    The mysterious appearance of Mt. Daisen, silhouetted against the twinkling starry sky, is almost divine.

    Starry sky of Mt. Daisen
  • Tottori Hanakairo

    One of the largest flower parks in Japan, where visitors can enjoy the fragrance of flowers from all over the world in every season, amidst a view overlooking Mt. Daisen
    Flowers of the four seasons, such as tulips in spring, lilies and roses in summer, cosmos in autumn, and sasanquas in winter, decorate the vast park colorfully.
    Only during winter season, "Flower Illumination" is held, in which the garden is illuminated at night with fantastic lights. Why not take a walk with your family or lover through the garden of light, which has romantic atmosphere different from that of the daytime?

    Tottori Hanakairo
  • Sakaiminato

    When you visit Sakaiminato, one of Japan's leading fisheries cities, be sure to try some seafood dishes!
    The Sakaiminato Seafood Center offers a wide variety of seafood, including Matsuba and snow crabs, prawns, tuna, flounder, and bluefin tuna, which are the pride of Tottori. There are also many seafood restaurants in the vicinity of the center, where you can enjoy their specialties.
    The lively market is famous for the lively change of opinions between customers and shopkeepers. Not only shopping, but also just looking around the market is full enjoyable.

  • Wagasa Folklore Museum

    The tradition of "Yodoe gasa" has been handed down to the present day. This is a spot where visitors can observe delicate Wagasa : Japanese traditional umbrella production process and learn about Wagasa culture passed down in Yodoe.
    In the museum, visitors can try their hand at making a lamp stand, and Wagasas are also displayed and sold. There are many kinds of Wagasas such as "Nodate-gasa," "Bangasa," "Janome-gasa," "Odori-gasa," and "Lamp Stand.
    Why don't you find your favorite one and feel the charm of Wagasa.

    Wagasa Folklore Museum
  • Kaike Onsen

    Onsen that springs from the sea, a rarity in the world. With the Sea of Japan stretching out before your eyes, this popular hot spring resort offers the luxury of being able to enjoy the beautiful sea and open-air hot springs all at once.
    The Onsen water is characterized by its high salt content and high heat-retaining properties.
    The Onsen water effectively warms the body to core and stimulates metabolism, which is expected to have a beautifying effect.
    The hotel is also popular as a base for sightseeing because of its easy access to the Daisen area and Sakaiminato area. A trip to Yonago Town is also recommended.

Tottori Photo spot

From spectacular views in all the 4 seasons, to all-pink spots, perfect for your romantic date, and the best of Japan's modern architecture.
We introduce you to the best photo spots in Tottori Prefecture that you will surely want to show off to everyone!
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