About Tottori
Region:Chugoku
Island:Honshu
Capital:Tottori
Population:588,667
Area:3507.05 sq. km

The Japanese prefecture with the lowest population, the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they think of Tottori is its majestic sand dunes.

But there’s more to Tottori than just that. Daisen is Tottori’s other major symbol and an excellent hike, as well as the site of the holy Daisen-ji. The Nageire-do of Sanbutsu-ji is built into the side of a cliff and is a sight to behold.

Tottori is also famous for its numerous hot springs and the Kurayoshi District, with its preserved warehouses dating back to the Edo Period. A lesser known fact is that some of Tottori’s mountains become good ski slopes in the winter.

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The fantastic Tottori trip - Day 1

Arrival at Conan airport, island cruise, sand dunes and museum

The fantastic Tottori trip - Day 2

Ryokan, Mitoku-san, Sanbutsuji temple, Mizuki Shigeru museum

The fantastic Tottori trip - Day 3

Hanakairo Park, Mt. Daisen, Daisen-ji Temple, Milk Farm, Kitaro Airport

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Tottori Mount Daisen Adventure

Visiting Daisen-ji Temple, Ogamiyama Shrine and Milk Farm

so green! nice!

Uradome Coastline Geo Park

The best swimming holes in Japan

Oh my god, this place looks gorgeous! Tottori... nice!

Tottori Sand Dunes - Desert in Japan

Sand, ocean and sky - ride camels, sandboard and more

This looks like such an incredible vista to go to, let alone experience it via camelback riding.

The fantastic Tottori trip - Day 3

Hanakairo Park, Mt. Daisen, Daisen-ji Temple, Milk Farm, Kitaro Airport

Looks like you had an awesome trip!