Tottori Prefecture | Travel Guide
While Tottori prefecture in the southwestern part of the main island of Japan might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it is a famous tourist destination for locals. The largest sand dunes in the world can be found here, and they make for a majestic sight. But there is more to see in Tottori as you can see in this travel guide.
There are beautiful ancient shrines, a sand museum, and white sandy beaches in the region. It is also one of the best places in Japan to eat super fresh seafood.
Sakaiminato is a small fishing town in the north-west end of Tottori Prefecture, but it attracts a lot of visitors from all over Japan. That is because famous cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015) was born in this city.
Mount Daisen, 1,729 meters high, is the highest and symbolic mountain in Tottori Prefecture. There are many temple and shrine constructions around mountain.
Tottori Sand Dunes
The sand dunes of Tottori are giant dunes located on the coast of the city of Tottori, in Tottori prefecture. They are part of the Sanin Kaigan National Park and extend over a rectangle of 2.4 km from north to south and 16 km from east to west.