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).
Places to visit in Tottori
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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.
This coastline along the Sea of Japan is famous for its sandy beaches and sightseeing boat tours. The best area for swimming is the stretch close to Arasuna Jinja Shrine. The town of Iwami and its Uradome Coast is especially well known to fans of the animated
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
Mitoku-san Sanbutsu-ji Temple Nageire-do Hall
The Nageire-do Hall of Sanbutsu-ji, an old buddhist temple, was built into the mountain during the Heian period (794-1185) and is a designated National Treasure. To reach it one must climb the mountain. Last ascent is at 3 pm.
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
This museum is dedicated to the works of Gosho Aoyama, a local artist most famous for creating the globally successful manga Conan Detective/Case Closed. Fans and nonfans alike can tour Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory areas, such as Aoyoma World, to learn more abou
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.
Hotel Resh Tottori Ekimae
Just a 2-minute walk from JR Tottori Train Station, Hotel Resh features Japanese and Western restaurants as well as free-use bicycles. Rooms have free wired internet and an LCD satellite TV.
Kaike Tsuruya offers Japanese-style accommodations and indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths. Guests can wear Japanese Yukata robes and enjoy traditional multi-course meals in their rooms.
Y Pub & Hostel Tottori
Y Pub & Hostel Tottori offers accommodation in Tottori. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Y Pub & Hostel Tottori features free WiFi . You will find a shared kitchen at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire.
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.
Drop Inn Tottori
Drop Inn Tottori is set in Tottori, 5 km from Tottori Sand Dunes and 13 km from Ajiro-kō. Dormitory rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the shared lounge. Rooms include a
Yonago New Urban Hotel
Yonago New Urban Hotel offers modern newly renovated accommodations with a flat-screen TV. The front desk is open 24/7 and free Wi-Fi is available at the entire property. JR Yonago Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.
Tottori Food Guide
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