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  • Tottori Sand Dunes
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama
    Tottori Sand Dunes run along the Sea of Japan coast in Tottori City. They are the largest dunes in Japan and extend 16 kilometers from east to west and 2.4 kilometers from north to south. The landscape formed by the granite sand which is carried from the Chugoku Mountains due to the swift current of the Sendai River and the sea breeze from the Sea of Japan is beautiful. From the viewpoint of these dunes having characteristic topography, there are places with large depressions which are called “suri-bachi” because their shapes resemble that of an earthenware mortar, and it is said that large ones can be as much as 40 meters deep. It is also fun to ride a sightseeing camel through the sand dunes or glide over the sand on a sand board. The sand dunes were designated as a Natural Monument of Japan in 1955, and were selected as one of Japan’s top 100 geological features in 2007.
  • Mizuki Shigeru Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Sakai City, Tottori Prefecture
    The local nickname for the shopping arcade which extends from Sakaiminato Station to the Mizuki Shigeru Memorial Museum. The area is a central part of the book “Yokai no Machi,” a book written by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki about his hometown of Sakaiminato City. The road is lined with numerous bronze statues of “yokai,” Japanese folk monsters that were a major focus of Mizuki’s work. The station, arcade shops, police boxes, street lights, and parks in the area all have been decorated with a yokai world theme. Some of the area’s many highlights include the kappa fountain, Youkai Shrine, and Gegege no Yokai Rakuen miniature theme park. This famous tourism destination is visited by large numbers of tourists not only from within the country but also around the world.
  • Sakaiminato Marine Products Direct Sales Center
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Shouwamachi 9-5
    A marine products direct sales center located along the coast a 20 minute walk from the popular Mizuki Shigeru Road tourism destination in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. Sakaiminato boasts some of the largest fishing catches in the nation, and this direct sales center is one of the first places the city’s ultra-fresh marine delicacies are delivered to. 14 shops stand side by side in the center, selling fresh fish and processed marine products. Here you’ll find seasonal seafood sold at reasonable prices, such as Pacific bluefin tuna and Iwagaki oysters in summer, red snow crab from fall to early summer, and matsuba crab in winter. This popular marketplace attracts not only tourists but also local shoppers.
  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
    521 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2083-17
    This is an art museum on Prefectural Route 319 in Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori City where sand sculptures, sculptures carved from sand, are exhibited. Sculptures are produced and exhibited on differing themes each year under the concept of travel around the world in sand, such as “Renaissance in Italy” and “World Heritages in Asia”. The displays can only be appreciated during the exhibition as when the exhibition has finished the sculptures turn back into sand.

    More than the sand dunes themselves this museum is worth a visit. For many years they have a changing exhibition each year with a theme. For us it was Nordic, so anything to do with the Nordic...

  • Gasho Aoyama Manga Factory
    78 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunhokueichou Yurashuku 1414
    A museum located in Hokuei Town, Tohaku County, Tottori Prefecture which introduces the life and work of local manga artist Gosho Aoyama. The museum has artwork relating to “Case Closed (Detective Conan),” one of Aoyama’s most popular works; as well as reproductions of original drawings; an optical illusion and trick corner; and a corner presenting reproductions of some of the inventions appearing in the manga and show. There’s also a corner presenting the life and past works of Aoyama; the museum is a must-visit for lovers of Aoyama’s works from around the world. The museum shop sells original merchandise not available any place else.

    If you love Detective Konan, you must go to this spot. The most amazing part of it, is the explanation of those tricks! These tricks worked! Make sure to get a 100 yen ticket discount coupon from...

  • Kanemochi-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Hinogunhinochou Kamochi
    A Shinto shrine located in Hino Town, Hino County, Tottori Prefecture famed for granting worshippers luck with money and better fortunes. The shrine is said to have been founded in 810 when the second son of a Shinto priest in Izumo suddenly felt the gemstone amulet he was carrying become heavy while travelling through the area; he then built the shrine in accordance with instruction provided to him through a god in a dream. During the Jumbo lottery season, the shrine is visited by large numbers of worshippers. Four times a year, the shrine holds an event to exorcise and burn old wallets. The shrine sells yellow wallets and other tokens of good fortune, as well as lucky sweets.
  • Asian Museum Inoue Yasushi Memorial Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Oshinoduchou 57
    This is a memorial hall of the literary master Inoue Yasushi who served exchanging cultures between Japan and China. It is also a museum of the history of Tottori Prefecture which has had close relations with Asian countries since long ago. In the memorial hall, there is a display of the model of Inoue Yasushi’s study and items that he used for writing. The museum displays more than 2000 pieces of valuable Persian brocade in the “Persian Brocade section” which is said to be one of the three largest collections in the world. Also, in the “Mongolia section”, you can see displays that show the life of the Mongolian nomads. The facility offers a lot to see.
  • OU Land
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 1-18-1
    This day trip hot spring bathing facility, located in front of the entrance of a well-known hot spring in the Sanin region called Kaike Onsen, is popular with tourists. Visitors can enjoy a day in the outside bath, family bath, jet bath, as well as Korean style body scrubs and massages and also eat at the restaurant.
  • Oshokujidokoro Kaigan
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Shouwamachi 9-20
    This is a restaurant where visitors can enjoy fresh seafood brought ashore at the Sakai fishing port. The menu offers dishes of generous servings such as specially selected seafood on bowls of rice, a set meal of sushi in a boat-like dish, an all-you-can-eat local red snow crab course using only fresh and non-frozen produce.

    price is reasonable with fresh & tasty crab. we took beni-zuwaigani instead of matsuba as feel former is better than latter. price also cheaper. although location is bit far but take walk also ok...

  • Sweet land TAKARA
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Sekiganechousekiganeshuku 2913
    This store, located in Sekigane-cho, Kurayoshi City, manufactures and sells sweet Tottori delicacies including, Ofuroshiki, rice cakes with soy powder and sweet sauce, baked crab rice crackers and rice crackers topped with rice grains. Visitors can enjoy taste testing and sweets that can only be enjoyed in the store are popular including the soft serve ice cream made a variety of Japanese pears called 21st century Nashi. It is also recommended for families with children, and the factory tour is also recommended.
  • Daisen White Resort
    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 96 Service center
    This ski resort is one of the largest in Western Japan and consists of four areas called Kokusai, Goenzan, Naka-no-hara, and Ue-no-hara. The resort offers slopes with an ocean view. If you look down from the lift, you can see the Japan sea and the Oki Islands. There are nine styles of slopes that can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. Also, there is a kid’s area called “Taka-piyo” land that can be enjoyed by families with children.

    Was snowboarding there 2 times this year! There are good rental stores for clothes and equipment, ski and snowboard school for those who are doing it for the first time, and restaurants. It`s pretty...

  • Wakasa Hyonosen Camp Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori ken Wakakura cho, Hachibu-gun Tsukuneya
    Enjoy camping in the great outdoors at this campground located on the hillside of Mt. Hyonosen. Facilities include bungalows, auto camps and hot water showers. There are also multipurpose areas, and areas welcoming pets. It is a popular campground with a variety of uses.
  • Ube Shrine
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kokufuchoumiyanoshita 651
    This shrine is the first in the country to be used as a design on a monetary note and is said to have been established in 648. On the 21st of April annually, a “Kirin Lion dance” is performed, which is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Many people visit the shrine for safe delivery, longevity and good luck.


  • Amedaki Waterfalls
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kokufuchouamedaki
    This is the most famous waterfall in Tottori Prefecture, having a height of 40 meters, and has been selected as one of the One hundred Japanese falls. The scale of the water fall is magnificent and the scene of the water gushing down is spectacular. It has been a location for religious training since ancient times and on the first of August, according to the old lunar calendar, “Otakimairi (Worshipping of the waterfall)” was held. On the first Saturday of June, the “Takibiraki Matsuri” festival is held and local traditional entertainment such as the umbrella dance is showcased.
  • Kaike Hot Spring and Swimming Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen
    This beach next to Kaike hot springs, located at the base of Yumigahama Peninsula, has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and pine trees. The beach has high quality of water that is good enough to be selected as one of the 88 most excellent beaches in Japan and in the summer, many people visit to swim in the ocean. At night, squid fishing boats beautifully light up the coast line and visitors can enjoy the contrast to the day time scenery.
  • Sohou Furusato Kan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 3-1-1 Yonago City Tourist Center
    The Sohou Furusato Kan exhibits mainly dolls from the Edo period as well as dyed textile fabrics, jewelry and furnishings changing seasonally. The items were a collection of Masako Sakaguchi of Yonago City, taking half a life time to accumulate. Visitors can experience the valuable traditional culture.
  • Kansuitei Kozeniya
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Eirakuonsenchou 651
    This facility is located near the center of Tottori City. The bath room of Hakkakuendo, closely resembling the octagonal Yumedono (Hall of Dreams) of Horyu-ji Temple, offers six types of bath, such as open-air baths and bath tubs made of Japanese cypress. Guests can casually enjoy the natural hot spring.
  • Kagikake Pass Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Pref. Hinogunkoufuchou Okawara
    This is a key hanging pass that overlooks the southern slope of Mt. Oyama, located at an altitude of 910 meters. The scenery of the exposed mountain surface contrasting with the beech and maple forest stained red and yellow, is magnificent. Many people visit during the autumn season.
  • Kosenkaku Yojokan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunyurihamachou Hikiji 144
    At this hot spring inn guests can enjoy water flowing directly from two hot spring sources into all the baths. Day trips to the onsen are also available and the outdoor bath overlooking the lake is popular. It is said to be a bath for beautiful skin as the water incorporates a large amount of metasilicate, a component for beautiful skin.
  • Oshokujidokoro Yumigahama
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Takenouchidanchi 209 Large fishing market Inside
    This is a seafood restaurant offering generous servings of fresh seafood. The famous “Kanitoro (crab and tuna) Bowl” boasts crab meat matured in a special recipe creating a deep taste like the best tuna. An all-you-can-eat crab and sweet shrimp menu is offered to groups.


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Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region's highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.

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