Tottori 鳥取

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Visit Tottori, the city of sand

A prefecture at the gates of a wild, rural, and authentic region, Tottori is ideal for discovering a natural and traditional Japan. Tottori is actually the least populated prefecture in the entirety of Japan, but its this exact feature that makes it such a worthwhile destination in the first place, ripe for exploration and finding things only the most local of people would know about. Apart from the usual tourist attractions, discover the mysteries and secrets of the Tottori region, home to one-of-a-kind natural scenery and some of the most delicious food found on the Japanese archipelago.

The history of Tottori

The city of Tottori is the capital of the prefecture of the same name. It is located in the central region of ChĂ»goku on Honshu Island. The city is located on the coast, facing the Sea of Japan, about a hundred kilometers north of Himeji.

Tottori City is located on the coast of San-in and takes its name from an ancient civilization that settled at the foot of Mt. Kyusho to the northeast. At the mouth of the Sendai River, urban space has gradually expanded over the centuries.

In 1532, a castle, whose ruins remain in Tottori up to today, was built by a noble of the city. During the Edo period, the city passed into the hands of the Ikeda, a prosperous clan. Finally, at the dawn of the Meiji era, the castle was destroyed, deemed expendable by the new authorities. The spot it once stood is still appreciated today for its cherry trees during the hanami season.

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Les Dunes de Tottori

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Here are some places of interest that you should definitely check out during a stay in Tottori:

  • The Tottori dunes. From the station, take the Kirinjishi Loop bus to the Sakyu stop (200 yen).
  • The Tottori Castle Ruins and the view of the city -2 Chome-124 Higashimachi, Tottori, 680-0011
  • The Kannon-in temple-  162 Uemachi, Tottori, 680-0015
  • Restaurant Mitsuki- 110 Suehiroonsencho, Tottori, 680-0833
  • Capri Coffee- 76 Uemachi, Tottori, 680-0015
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Les ruines du château de Tottori

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Le Kannon-in

Vue de l'avant du Kannon-in, le jardin étant situé à l'arrière.

Hakuto

Le Hakuto-jinja

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La plage d'Hakuto

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Our tours in Tottori

  • Duration : 19 days
  • Locations : Tokyo, Hakone Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Chugoku, Miyajima, Okayama, Osaka
  • Included : Airport Transfers, 3* Hotels & Ryokan, Japan Experience house, Non-flight transportation, Guided activities, Travel diary, Pocket wifi, Assistance
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