Tottori Discover a Hidden Gem of Japan

Sunrise at Mount Daisen Cherry blossoms with Mount Daisen Tottori Sand Dunes Geopark Mount Mitoku

The captivating charms of Tottori

Located in western Japan along the coast of the Sea of Japan, Tottori Prefecture stretches long and narrow from east to west. Experience the beauty of nature that changes from season to season such as the magnificent mountains, sand dunes and the star-filled skies. Savor the local cuisine, rich in freshly caught seafood from the Sea of Japan, as well as Tottori's long history and traditions passed down through generations.

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  • Dancers with umbrellas in the Shanshan festival
  • Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park
  • Eshima Ohashi Bridge
  • Uradome coast
  • Sandboarding in Tottori dunes
  • Mitokusan Fire Festival
  • Crabs at Sakai Minato
  • Tottori Ceramic teapots

Let's explore Tottori!

Be sure to visit several key attractions spread across the prefecture. Among them are the massive Tottori Sand Dunes, one of the largest in Japan, that stretch along the coast, as well as the San'in Kaigan National Park offering various activities and the chance to enjoy grand nature to the fullest, as well as the Shirakabe (white-walled) Storehouses preserving a townscape that has changed very little over time. Owing to its vast natural resources, Tottori is also famous for handicrafts such as pottery and washi paper that have been handed down to the present day.

Map of Tottori: The East Area of Tottori Prefecture includes the first location, San'in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark, and the second location, Tottori Sand Dunes, along with Tottori City and Tottori Airport. The Central Area encompasses the third attraction, Mount Mitoku, and the fourth, Kurayoshi's Shirakabe Storehouses, in addition to Kurayoshi City. The West Area features the fifth destination, Mount Daisen, and the sixth, Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park, along with Yonago City and Yonago Airport.
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    EAST San'in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark

    Canoeing on the Uradome Coast

    The geopark, consisting of San'in Kaigan National Park and its surrounding area, is home to a diversity of geomorphological and geological heritage sites.

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    EAST Tottori Sand Dunes

    Sunset at Tottori sand dune

    Formed over thousands of years, the sand dunes not only offer an ever-changing landscape but also a wide range of activities.

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    CENTRAL Mount Mitoku

    Sanbutsuji Temple's Nageiredo on the cliff

    Mount Mitoku has a lush valley and is studded with several temple halls. The Sanbutsuji Temple's Nageiredo Hall, built on a steep cliff of the mountain, is known as Japan's most dangerous national treasure.

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    CENTRAL Kurayoshi's Shirakabe Storehouses

    White plastered walls Storehouses in Kurayoshi

    Built around 1760 to 1900, the red-tiled traditional buildings with their white plastered walls retain the atmosphere of their origins, creating a beautiful Japanese townscape ideal for a scenic stroll.

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    WEST Mount Daisen

    Mount Daisen with autumn leaves

    Towering at 1,709 meters, Mount Daisen is a natural heritage site situated in the western part of Tottori Prefecture that was once known as Hoki Province. Accordingly, the mountain is often referred to as “Hoki Fuji” for its resemblance to Mount Fuji.

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    WEST Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park

    Red flowers with Mount Daisen

    Flowers of the four seasons adorn the park throughout the year. From late March to mid-April, you can enjoy 230 cherry trees of 24 varieties blooming one after another.

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Masterpieces of Tottori

Blessed with beautiful nature, Tottori has much to offer, spanning from Japanese sake, delicacies and crafts. Cherishing what they have inherited from long ago, local people devote themselves to creating something even better. In Tottori, art comes alive in everyday life.



People in Tottori have pursued beauty even in daily necessities such as tableware, Kasuri textiles and washi paper. Handiwork, in which the spirit of making everyday life comfortable and beautiful lives on, is also highly valued as art.

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Tottori has an abundance of quality rice and water. Specially grown rice and carefully selected natural water are used in sake production. This, combined with skilled craftsmanship, brings about highly fragrant sake.

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Nature and Activities

Nature and Activities

Its proximity to the sea and mountains makes it easy to access Tottori's incredibly beautiful nature such as the massive sand dunes, coastal landscapes formed by waves and Mount Daisen, the highest peak in the Chugoku region. Enjoy the great outdoors and activities.

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How to Get There

Tottori Prefecture can be reached via Tottori Airport and Yonago Airport, which can be respectively accessed from Tokyo in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. In addition, the area is easily accessible from Osaka and Hiroshima by land using highways and JR trains, which lets you enjoy great views of rural Japan. Why not spend your trip to Japan in Tottori and discover an entirely enchanting side of Japan?

Accommodations can be booked through the ANA WORLD HOTEL website.

By Air

  • From Haneda Airport to Tottori Airport: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • From Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport: Approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes

By Land

From Osaka:

  • Approximately 3 hours by bus
  • Approximately 3 hours by train

From Hiroshima:

  • Approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes to
    5 hours and 30 minutes by bus
  • Approximately 3 hours by train
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