TottoriTottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain worship, Daisen in Tottori is a large, volcanic mountain. You can visit both Daisenji Temple and Ogamiyama Shrine along the wooded paths on the lower slopes of Daisen. After climbing dunes and mountains, be sure to try the local specialty Matsubagani cuisine. Matsubagani is a long legged snow crab, delicious in all the many ways it is prepared, but especially as Kanijuu (snow crab soup).
Tottori Sand Dunes
These sand dunes span over 30 km², making it the largest dune system in Japan. Created by sediment deposits carried from the Chugoku Mountains , the dunes have existed for over 100,000 years. Camels and horse carts are available for rent to explore the dunes.
Shirakabe Dozogun Akagawara
A cluster of preserved warehouses from Edo and Meiji periods. Japan designated them as a "Group of Traditional Buildings", a category of historic preservation.
Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum
This museum features around 700 pieces of artwork by Mizuki Shigeru, creator of the popular manga Ge Ge Ge No Kintaro. Inside you’ll find original illustrations, drawings, old comics, demon artwork collections from overseas and demon statues from the award-win
Shigeru Mizuki Road
Mizuki Shigeru, from Sakaiminato, was an artist fascinated with yokai, or Japanese demons, who went on to create the popular manga Ge Ge Ge No Kintaro. Alongside the road in front of the JR Sakaiminato station, there are 153 famous bronze yokai (demon) statues
Hotel Oyado Nono
Hotel Oyado Nono opened in 2016 and features a traditional Japanese aesthetic. Its amenities include restaurants, a bar, sauna, and a couple of onsens (hot springs) – one indoors and one outdoors on the top floor with great views of the city. Guests can use th
Hakuto Jinja Shrine
Hakuto Jinja is a Shinto shrine located just off the Hakuto coastline in the northwest of Tottori City.
On the shores of Miho Bay, Kaike Kikunoya features outdoor hot-spring baths with beautiful sea views, Japanese cuisine with local seafood and sake, and karaoke. The air-conditioned rooms are traditionally styled and have an LCD TV
Hotel Harvest In Yonago
Hotel Harvest In Yonago offers simple accommodations with free wired internet. Guests can rent laptops at the front desk and enjoy the video-on-demand system on the flat-screen TV. JR Yonago Train Station is a 5-minute walk away.
A 3-minute walk from Tottori JR Train Station, Hotel National offers simple rooms with free wired internet, rental bicycles and a launderette. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby, and drinks vending machines are on-site.
Toyoko Inn Tottori Eki Minami Guchi
Toyoko Inn Tottori Eki Minami Guchi is located a 1-minute walk from JR Tottori Station and a 14-minute drive from the Hakuto Jinja Shrine. It offers a massage service at an extra charge and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Toyoko Inn Yonago Ekimae
Just a 2-minute walk from JR Yonago Station, the Toyoko Inn Ekimae offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features chargeable massages, a launderette and a free-use computer and printer.
Tottori Washington Hotel Plaza
A 2-minute walk from Tottori Station, Washington Hotel Plaza features 2 restaurants and rooms with free wired internet. In-room massages can be arranged and laptop PCs are available for rent. A 24-hour convenience shop is located
Hotel Wellness Inabaji
Boasting a hot-spring bath with Lake Koyama views, Hotel Wellness Inabaji is 30 minutes from JR Tottori Train Station on the free shuttle. Rooms have a flat-screen TV and refrigerator.
Tottori Food Guide
Photo Cred: Flickr user avlxyz [email protected]/4745140412/Gyukotsu Ramen Gyukotsu ramen is different in that, rather than the traditional use of chicken bones for a broth like in the Kanto region, or fish, or even pork, they use a beef bone broth to make the sou