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Where to Go in Tottori Prefecture

The capital of any region always has a lot to live up to. Tottori City doesn’t disappoint. With Japan’s largest sand dunes fashioned from volcanic ash near the Sendai River, and delicious Matsuba crab awaiting hungry, vibrating taste buds in Tottori Harbor, Tottori City has something to say. If you love the outdoors, you can’t get more outside than sand dunes. Great for climbing and sand sports, the Tottori Sand Dunes are open 24 hours. Although, they greet early birds with unique patterns drawn by the wind before people brandish the sediment with their toes. You can also enjoy the beauty of endless sand and sloping dunes without getting sand in your shoes with a cable car ride from the Sakyu Center.

  • Okudaisen region

    Okudaisen region

    Okudaisen region

    The mystery of Mt. Daisen awaits you in the region of Okudaisen. Inspiring the ancient rituals of what is said to be the roots of Japanese people, Shinto, and various artists and philosophers alike. In the ancient text used in Shinto, Kojiki, Mt. Daisen is referred to as god. This is a power spot if ever there was one.

    When the adventure in you calls you back inside, head to the Shoji Ueda Photography Museum. Serving as the filming location for a popular Korean TV drama, this museum is fashioned in the style of Shoji Ueda’s surrealist photography style. His internationally-acclaimed perspective can be summed up in the massive camera obscura room that enables one to feel as if you were inside a camera.

  • Misasa Onsen

    Misasa Onsen

    Misasa Onsen

    To heal the body, sometimes nature is needed. This is the main reason visitors seeking natural remedies flock to Misasa Onsen. As you are able to drink the mineral-rich water and inhale the steam, you will leave the onsen not only intensely relaxed but also naturally fortified. With almost a thousand years of history, there is an ancient tale that colors the onsen’s background called the “White Wolf legend”. It tells of a warrior that decided in the spur of the moment to spare the life of a white wolf. As a result, a Bodhisattva appeared in the warrior’s dream and told him the location of a life-saving onsen. The warrior then passed on the information and from then on villagers visited the waters to heal their diseases.

  • Sakaiminato City

    Sakaiminato City

    Sakaiminato City

    As with Tottori City, Sakaiminato City is known for their Matsuba crabs. One recommended place to get a delicious crab donburi is Genkitei restaurant, but we don’t discriminate, as Tottori crabs are tender and juicy anywhere in the prefecture. Just know that you will do yourself a disservice if you don’t try at least one crab-based meal while in Tottori Prefecture.
    If you like manga, you must know that this is where Mizuki Shigeru, the creator of Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, was raised. As a noted master of the medium, you can feel the atmosphere that inspired the legend in the city.

  • Aoya Town

    Aoya Town

    Aoya Town

    To treat your hands to a traditional Japanese cultural activity, why not try to make some washi paper in Aoya Town? You can create paper and a lampshade at the Aoya Paper Factory from 1200 yen. Sometimes travel memories need to be cemented in the physical. What’s more symbolic than a sheet of paper to inscribe your most precious memories from your Tottori adventure?

  • Mitsukue region

    Mitsukue region

    Mitsukue region

    When the itch to go local and experience the area as the locals do and did, we recommend heading out into the countryside of Mitsukue for a taste of “Deep Tottori”. While you’re out there, you’ll get an exclusive look at some of the last remaining thatched-roof houses in the region. Against the backdrop of Mt. Daisen, you can get a nostalgic view of the landscape walked by Japanese from long ago.

    Tottori
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashihonjichou
    Phone
    Tottori Sand Dunes
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama
    Phone
    Sakyu Center (Sand Dune Center)
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2083
    Phone
    0857222111
    Michinoeki okuoyama
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Hinogunkoufuchou Sagawa 908-3
    Phone
    0859753648
  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Sumura 353-3
    Phone
    0859398000
    Kenshoku Club Genkitei
    Address
    Tottori Sakaiminato Taishomachi 38
    Phone
    0859423551
    Aoya Washi Studio, Tottori City
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Aoyachouyamane 313
    Phone
    0857866060
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