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TOTTORI

Get off the beaten travel path with a trip Tottori,
a region just waiting to be discovered!

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75 MINUTES

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ABOUT

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  • TOTTORI: LAND OF UNDISCOVERED TREASURES

    If you long to visit corners of Japan’s archipelago that remain unexplored by foreigners and Japanese alike, you may have just found your dream destination. Hugging the windswept Sea of Japan coast in the Chugoku region (also known as San’in San’yo), Tottori–Japan’s least populated prefecture, which also counts itself among the country’s ten least-visited—is home to breathtaking sand dunes, a treasure trove of wholesome food such as seafood, Tottori wagyu-beef "Oleic 55", and top-quality Japanese sake.

    DO IT ALL—TOTTORI STYLE

    Your trip to Tottori includes a lineup of enticing experiences that include the chance to sandboard (just like snowboarding, only in sand!) or ride atop a camel at the Tottori Sand Dunes; ogle dramatic sculptures at the world’s only indoor sand museum; visit a tranquil Japanese garden next to a historical castle; carve—and, yes, indulge in—your own sashimi lunch; and enjoy some of the purest sake you will ever have the pleasure of tasting, among numerous other activities.

    CARVE A NEW PATH

    With the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics ensuring an influx of tourists into Japan, it is highly likely that Tottori’s incredible array of hot-ticket tourist spots will be kept secret no longer. So why not be among the first wave of those to discover just how enticing this hidden region truly is?

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  • SPRING

  • SUMMER

  • AUTUMN

  • WINTER

THINGS TO DO

  • TOTTORI SAND DUNES

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    TOTTORI SAND DUNES

    These breathtaking dunes, located at the entrance to the coastal Sanin Kaigan National Park (www.sanin-geoparkkan.jp/eng/), form a 16km-long stretch along the Sea of Japan - but could easily be mistaken for an arid desert. There are numerous opportunities here for leisure, whether it’s strolling, hiking, sandboarding, paragliding, or even taking a ride atop a camel. Don’t forget your camera!

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  • CULINARY CLASSAT KAROICHI SEAFOOD MARKET

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    CULINARY CLASSAT KAROICHI SEAFOOD MARKET

    Ever wonder what goes into preparing those beautiful platters of sashimi you’ve seen in restaurants? Through this fun and interactive course, which is held at the largest seafood market in Tottori,you will learn how to wash, clean, gut, slice, and arrange your own sashimi before enjoying it for lunch. No experience is required - and the market’s attentive staff is on hand for any help you may need. So push past any squeamishness you might have, and get ready to carve your fish like a pro!

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  • SHABU SHABU DINNERAT TAKUMI KAPPOTEN

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    SHABU SHABU DINNERAT TAKUMI KAPPOTEN

    At Takumi Kappo, you will be able to enjoy shabu shabu - a delectable dish featuring local veggies and local wagyu beef that you swish around in boiling water and dip into a sesame-flavored sauce. The Showa-era restaurant itself is steeped in history, having been opened by the man who brought shabu shabu to Japan after seeing a similar dish in China. A folk craft museum is also on the premises, adding to the overall atmospheric nature of your evening.

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  • EXPLORE CHIZU-CHO

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    EXPLORE CHIZU-CHO

    During the Edo period, this rural, mountainous village about 30 minutes from Tottori City prospered as the largest post-station town in the Tottori Domain. In the Edo period, when mail was delivered from city to city by running footmen, this waystation provided amenities for mail carriers to rest before making their next delivery. The buildings and roads of the town still resemble those from this prosperous bygone era. Unique to Chizu-cho, ubiquitous green balls made from sprigs of Japanese cedar hang from the eaves of Japanese-style houses, and the “Town of Cedar” is always welcome to visitors from abroad. The Ishitani Residence, which was designated as a national important cultural property, is the historic home of the prominent Ishitani family that owned vast swaths of agricultural and forest land since the Edo period. While gazing at the residence’s beautiful Japanese garden, visitors will be swept back in time, and enveloped into this serene world of days gone by.

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  • URADOME COAST

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    URADOME COAST

    For eons the raging waves of the Sea of Japan washed over the Uradome Coast, eroding the natural landscape and exposing the distinctive natural sea wells, cliffs, tunnels, caves and large rocks of unusual shape. Now included as part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark, the park’s museum offers opportunities to learn about local history and cultures, while exploring the park itself allows visitors to observe various natural features such as caves, the white sand beach and awe-inspiring sights that continue to fascinate visitors. A 3km promenade allows visitors to tour the coastline by foot and take in the clear, blue sea. Visitors can also tour the beautiful sea by excursion boat, where they can feel the sea breeze and witness wonders that cannot be experienced on land.

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  • JINPŪKAKU

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    JINPŪKAKU

    A residence built in the French Renaissance style during the Meiji era, Jinpūkaku is said to have been constructed to house Crown Prince Yoshihito (who went on to become Emperor Taishō) during his singular visit to Tottori in 1907. Enjoy gazing upon the adjacent Tottori Castle, which was historically part of the Ikeda Clan fiefdom. You might also opt to take a stroll around Jinpūkaku’s grounds, which are bordered by a lovely grove of citrus trees.

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TOUR DETAIL

REJUVENATE WITH TOTTORI’S SOULFUL FOOD AND NATURE

Tour code : M2022A

Departure :

2018/7/30 (Mon) , 8/20 (Mon) , 9/1 (Sat) , 9/19 (Wed) , 9/26 (Wed)

TRAVEL ITINERARY

DAY TIME ITINERARY PICK UP
DAY1 09:35 Leave Haneda Airport on ANA295.
10:50

Arrive at Tottori Airport.

Meet your tour guide at the airport.

11:15-11:30

Culinary Event: Fresh fish cutting and sashimi making
Lunch: Seafood market “Karoichi” Lets eat your self-made Sashimi!

Instructed by fish professional!

13:30-13:45

Explore the “Tottori Sand Dunes”

Tottori Sand Dunes, a must-see attraction in Tottori.
Feel the beauties of nature by walking on the sand dune alongside the Sea of Japan.

Tottori Sand Dunes

14:40-15:00

Appreciation of “Sand museum”

The first museum to exclusively exhibit sand sculptures.
This year’s theme is “Scandinavia.” Enjoy the world class sand sculptures.

Sand museum

17:30-17:45

Dinner: “Takumi Kappo”
Event: “Japanese Sake Tasting”

You can eat Tottori Wagyu (beef)” Susugi Nabe” (a type of pot dish that is the precursor to shabu-shabu) and participate a Japanese sake tasting event organized by the local sake brewing association.”

Takumi Kappo

Accommodation
DAY2 10:45-11:00

Explore Chizu

Local guide will guide you the historical post town of
Chizu-shuku and Ishitani Residence,
a national important cultural property.

12:45-13:00

Lunch: “Mitakien”

You can enjoy homemade wild vegetable dishes.
The mountain huts of the restaurant allow you
to experience historical living spaces.

Mitakien

15:30-15:45

“Hakutoshrine”

Honorable shrine which said to be the medical origin of Japan,
and the land of the oldest love story of Japan.

Hakutoshrine

16:45-17:00

Explore “Karoich” market

You can buy fresh seafood from Karo Port and vegetables from local farms.

“Karoich” market

18:30

Leave Tottori Airport on ANA298.

The local English speaking tour guide’s service terminates
at Tottori Airport on Day 2.

19:55

Arrive at Haneda Airport.

Thank you for choosing ANA

DAY1

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  • 09:35

    Leave Haneda Airport on ANA295.

  • 10:50

    Arrive at Tottori Airport.

    Meet your tour guide at the airport.

  • 11:15-11:30

    Culinary Event: Fresh fish cutting and sashimi making
    Lunch: Seafood market “Karoichi” Lets eat your self-made Sashimi!

    Instructed by fish professional!

  • 13:30-13:45

    Explore the “Tottori Sand Dunes”

    Tottori Sand Dunes, a must-see attraction in Tottori.
    Feel the beauties of nature by walking on the sand dune alongside the Sea of Japan.

  • 14:40-15:00

    Appreciation of “Sand museum”

    The first museum to exclusively exhibit sand sculptures.
    This year’s theme is “Scandinavia.” Enjoy the world class sand sculptures.

  • 17:30-17:45

    Dinner: “Takumi Kappo”
    Event: “Japanese Sake Tasting”

    You can eat Tottori Wagyu (beef)” Susugi Nabe” (a type of pot dish that is the precursor to shabu-shabu) and participate a Japanese sake tasting event organized by the local sake brewing association.”

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  • Tottori Sand Dunes

    Sand museum

    Takumi Kappo

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DAY2

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  • 10:45-11:00

    Explore Chizu

    Local guide will guide you the historical post town of
    Chizu-shuku and Ishitani Residence,
    a national important cultural property.

  • 12:45-13:00

    Lunch: “Mitakien”

    You can enjoy homemade wild vegetable dishes.
    The mountain huts of the restaurant allow you
    to experience historical living spaces.

  • 15:30-15:45

    “Hakutoshrine”

    Honorable shrine which said to be the medical origin of Japan,
    and the land of the oldest love story of Japan.

  • 16:45-17:00

    Explore “Karoich” market

    You can buy fresh seafood from Karo Port and vegetables from local farms.

  • 18:30

    Leave Tottori Airport on ANA298.

    The local English speaking tour guide’s service terminates
    at Tottori Airport on Day 2.

  • 19:55

    Arrive at Haneda Airport.

    Thank you for choosing ANA

  • Mitakien

    Hakutoshrine

    “Karoich” market

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TOUR PRICE

(1) Tour free includes the following:
Tour price includes: Discount airfare for package tour (Return trip for Haneda-Tottori).
It is unable to use other flights that are not stipulated on the itinerary. Haneda Airport Passenger Service Facilities Charge (PSFC).
Accommodation (1 nights stay, including 1 breakfasts, taxes and service fees). Lunch on Day 1 and 2. Dinner on Day 1 as stipulated in the itinerary.
Consolidated vehicles as stipulated in the itinerary. Entrance fees as stipulated in the itinerary. A local tour guide and an interpreter.

*Any other extraneous expenses (entrance fees, food and beverage, travel, etc.) not listed are to be covered by the participant.

Tour code : M2022A

(2) Common matter of (1) :

*Tour prices listed above are per person, in Japanese Yen.
*The minimum number of participants for operation is 6 persons or more.
*The tour price is the same for adults (aged over 12 years) and children (aged 3 to 11).
*Infants (aged 0 to 2) are free of charge. However, airplane seat, bed, and food and beverage will not be included.
(In this case, an infant must be seated on the lap of an adult on the airplane and sleep in the same bed as an adult).

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