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Tottori - A really different Japan

Unlike the lively Tokyo or the historique Kyoto, Tottori is cloaked in softness, casualness, honesty, and last but not least, attractiveness.

maru_chan

maru_chan

Published on 27 Jan, 12:00

Whether your goal is to look for an experience or the quintessence of historical culture or simply to learn more about the endless beauty of nature, Tottori will definitely not disappoint you. Let's find out what's so special about Tottori!

Where is Tottori?

Tottori is a prefecture of the Chugoku region, surrounded by seas and mountains. You can easily get there by car, air or shinkansen. Getting there from Osaka is the shortest way because Tottori is only 3 hours drive from Osaka. To move between tourist attractions here, you can take a bus or electric train.

But what's so interesting about Tottori?

1. Tottori Sand Dunes

When you ask a Japanese what is special about Tottori, the first thing they remember is Tottori Sand Dunes. The Sand Dunes may not be so unfamiliar, but you will be impressed by the camels strolling on the Sand Dunes and how people conserve the Sand Dunes.

Every tourist coming here is required to put on a pair of boots so as not to "hurt" the sand. You can only take a tour and take photos without leaving any trace behind, not even your footprints.

Such the vast sand dune! It's a pity we couldn't take photos of the camels
Such the vast sand dune! It's a pity we couldn't take photos of the camels
The management board will ask tourists to change shoes and give them umbrellas to protect them from the rain and sun, as well as to act as a stick to help them walk on the sand easily. A cookie for the subtlety of Japanese people!
The management board will ask tourists to change shoes and give them umbrellas to protect them from the rain and sun, as well as to act as a stick to help them walk on the sand easily. A cookie for the subtlety of Japanese people!

2. The Sand Museum

800m away from the Sand Dunes stand the Sand Museum. At first sight, I giggled and thought "Great, even sand has its own museum". However, once I entered the museum, I was stunned, and I didn't do anything but shoot photos of every nook and cranny of the area.

This is the one and only, and also the biggest place in the world where competitions and sculpture exhibitions from sand are held.

Every year, famous sculptors around the world gather here, and with their great hands and minds, created appealing works of art. I was filled with admiration for the creativity, industriousness, and above all, the way they nurture and conserve what is natural.

The Legendary Town of
The Legendary Town of "El Dorado"
I can't believe that's entirely from sand, such delicacy
I can't believe that's entirely from sand, such delicacy
Carnival in Rio
Carnival in Rio

3. The white-wall and red-roof warehouse "Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozogun"

These are buildings constructed from the Edo period to act as storages, then appointed to be a conservation area. It was so quiet and clean there that KOI fish swam freely under the sewers.

I like taking a stroll on the street here, watching white walls and red roofs, and enjoying the delicious Mochi hotpot. I would never forget such Japanese-vibe experiences!

It is really hard to find such a quiet scenario like this in Tokyo or Osaka, isn't it?
It is really hard to find such a quiet scenario like this in Tokyo or Osaka, isn't it?
One of the old storages licensed to open a store! Super delicious Mochi hotpot restaurant in town ^^
One of the old storages licensed to open a store! Super delicious Mochi hotpot restaurant in town ^^

4. The home of Japanese manga

Japan is famous for mangas. Do you know where the hometown of the father of the world-renowned Detective Conan and Gegege no Kitaro is?

It is right here, in Tottori prefecture.

I was excited because I had been a genuine fan of Detective Conan since 6 or 7. This is the one and the only museum on Detective Conan and Gegege no Kitaro manga, exhibiting the characters in a lively way. It was as if I had been living with the characters in the manga. Do anime fans wish to come here for just once?!

Character figures in the manga Gegege no Kitaro
Character figures in the manga Gegege no Kitaro
It's easy to come across statues around here. Don't forget to take a few selfies :)
It's easy to come across statues around here. Don't forget to take a few selfies :)
Hello Gosho! I am a fan of Conan ^^
Hello Gosho! I am a fan of Conan ^^
Do you still remember?!
Do you still remember?!
Tottori - A really different Japan<br />
Tottori - A really different Japan<br />
Countries where Conan is translated O.O
Countries where Conan is translated O.O
A very cute drain cover ^.^
A very cute drain cover ^.^

"Travelling first leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta.

This is my favourite saying. I hope that I can see you again in the next parts of the series Exploring Japan - Tottori: A really different Japan!

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