Welcome to Tottori! This least populated prefecture is located in the Chugoku region, on the Sea of Japan coast. Tottori is a delightfully unspoiled prefecture with a beautiful rugged coastline and quaint hot springs. Tottori is famous across the country for its dunes (the largest in Japan). It is also the hometown of manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, who is best known for his GeGeGe no Kitaro series, and Gosho Aoyama–the author of Detective Conan. Thanks to its rich natural surroundings, the prefecture even offers delicious cuisine. Seafood such as crab and tuna are at the top of the list for things to savor here. Tottori Prefecture is easily accessible by express trains and highway buses from Osaka. You can also fly from Haneda Airports to the local airports. Once there, you can use a rental car or train to explore the prefecture.


Tottori is most well-known for its sand dunes; but this area is also blessed with many more attractions, such as lovely beaches dotted with pine trees, rugged coastline, and pilgrim route at Mt Mitoku.

Tottori City

The prefectural capital with the largest sand dunes in Japan

Mt Daisen

A paradise for leisure & outdoor sports enthusiasts


Healing hot springs with a sacred mountain at its center

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Twentieth-Century Pear

Tottori’s 20th Century Pears are well known across Japan for their refreshingly sweet taste and brimming juiciness. These clear-skinned green-yellow pears are members of a family of pears also known as Nijisseiki. The Nijisseiki nashi has been cultivated for over a hundred years. These pears are mostly sold domestically, with around 10% of the total production exported to countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the US.

Matsuba Snow Crab

The Matsuba Snow Crab (matsuba-gani) is Tottori’s quintessential winter food, packed with sweet delicate meat. The Matsuba crab is caught from early November to March in the Sea of Japan. The chewy, delicious meat inside the great shells of this crab is usually grilled, boiled, or even eaten raw. The richly flavored innards pair nicely with sake.

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Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!



Tottori is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts, especially hikers. Mt Daisen is considered one of the most awe-inspiring places in western Japan and is often being compared to Mt Fuji. Mt. Daisen is crisscrossed by a network of hiking trails that vary in distance and difficulty. Besides, the pilgrimage route to Mount Mitoku is extremely difficult yet rewarding.



Paragliding is one of the most popular activities at Tottori Sand Dunes. From high above, you can marvel at the stunning scenery created by the vast sand dunes and the Sea of Japan. Participants are guided by an instructor, so no need to worry if it's your first time paragliding. 

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Recommended Hotels

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Yonago Washington Hotel Plaza

Hotel Monarque Tottori

ANA Crowne Plaza Yonago

Tottori Washington Hotel Plaza

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