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TOTTORI

Get off the beaten travel path
with a trip to 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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THINGS TO DO

  • 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 need. So push past any squeamishness you might have, and get ready to carve your fish like a pro!

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  • TOTTORI SAND DUNES

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    TOTTORI SAND DUNES

    These breathtaking dunes, located at the entrance to the coastal San’in 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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  • 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 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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  • COUNTRYSIDE CUISINE AT MITAKIEN

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    COUNTRYSIDE CUISINE AT MITAKIEN

    Immerse yourself in nature and genuine Japanese countryside cuisine at Mitakien, located less than an hour away from Tottori Airport and Tottori Station. Here, each dish is made by hand following decades-old traditions that display the owner’s devotion and dedication to hospitality. Dine surrounded by verdant forest and the gentle gurgle of the babbling brook that makes its way through the expansive garden. Follow up with a relaxing stroll through the forest canopy, which offers shade in summer and a vivid display of color in autumn.

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  • URADOME COAST

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    URADOME COAST

    Witness the breathtaking sights, white-sand beaches and natural wonders along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Featuring immense rock formations and caves carved out over eons by the raging waves, Uradome Coast is the highlight of the San’in Kaigan Geopark. Learn about the area’s fascinating geological history at the park’s museum. A 3km-long promenade allows visitors to follow the coastline by foot, while you can also tour the crystal-clear, blue sea by excursion boat. Feel the refreshing sea breeze and witness extraordinary natural spectacles.

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  • EXPLORE CHIZU-CHO

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    EXPLORE CHIZU-CHO

    Travel back to the Edo period at this picturesque, mountainous village where buildings and roads still resemble the prosperous bygone era when Chizu-cho was a major waystation along Japan’s Five Highways system. Nicknamed the “Town of Cedar,” Chizu-cho is full of tradition and fascination. Visit the historic, and immense, the Ishitani Residence and gaze at the complex’s serene Japanese garden. Visitors will be swept back in time and experience the same hospitality as the esteemed Edo-era feudal lords who were pampered at Chizu-cho’s inns.

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