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Majestic sand dunes and a whole lot more

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Top Attractions in Tottori

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Where to eat in Tottori

Hibi no Kate

Hibi no Kate

Kim B

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


Places to stay in Tottori

Misasa Royal Hotel

Misasa Royal Hotel


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


The Sand Dunes of Tottori

The Sand Dunes of Tottori

Jamila Brown

As the only geographical formation of its kind, tourists from all over Japan flock to this rural prefecture to experience this oddity...

Tottori Sand Museum 6

Tottori Sand Museum

Kim B

The Tottori Sand Museum has a range of detailed sand sculptures, made to coincide with an annual theme. The venue is located in..

Tottori Sand Dune Views 7

Tottori Sand Dune Views

Kim B

One of Japan's most breathtaking natural landscapes is the Tottori Sand Dunes. The dunes occupy a space of over 30 square kilometers..


About 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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