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
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.
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.
Ikoitei Kikuman offers hot spring baths and Japanese-style rooms with a massage chair. Free wired internet is provided in the lobby, which features relaxing jazz music.
Featuring indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, 2 restaurants and a sauna, Ou Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from Kaike Swimming Bay. The lobby offers free Wi-Fi and drinks vending machines, and free parking is on-site. Massages can
Hotel New Otani Tottori
Only a 2-minute walk from JR Tottori Station, Hotel New Otani features 5 restaurants, a bar and massage treatments. Rooms come with free wired internet, and a free-use internet PC is available at the lobby.
Kaike Grand Hotel Tensui
On the shore of Miho Bay, Kaike Grand Hotel features an outdoor pool, a waterside tea lounge and open-air hot-spring baths with ocean views. The hotel offers Japanese and Western rooms.
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.
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