TOTTORI

TOTTORI

Places we get to see in anime are usually inspired by real life locations. In one episode, we might see Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) or Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) and we would know immediately that the story takes place in Tokyo (東京). For the swimming anime Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club,...

Whenever Tottori Prefecture is mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? According to the results of a survey conducted by the Tottori Prefectural Government on people living outside the prefecture, as many as 70 percent of the respondents cited the Tottori Sand Dunes as being...

Finally, a pretty-looking curry! Unlike the mildly disgusting blue curry and the very disgustingly repulsive poop-scented curry. The pink color of the curry is naturally derived from Tottori beetroots. Beetroot has high iron content which is good for anemia patients. The beetroot also regulates bowel movements which is...

Japan is not only a destination for highly, innovative technological infrastructures but also a home to naturally beautiful sand dunes. The largest sand dunes in Japan are Tottori Sand Dunes. It is located in Tottori Prefecture of Japan which is the largest in the country. It spans roughly 16...

If you are planning a trip to Tottori prefecture and looking for a ryokan (traditional Japanese style accommodation) experience, I have an excellent recommendation for you. Located in Yonago city, Shogetsu faces directly towards the sea of Japan and has a direct entrance leading from the hotel onto the...

Good news for all coffee lovers in Tottori! The very first branch of Starbucks had ultimately stepped its feet in Tottori uptown on 23rd May 2015! This marked a historical moment in Japan and in Tottori prefecture. Tottori was the last prefecture to embrace the settlement of the iconic Starbucks...

My 2.5-year-old daughter first introduced me to Yokai - mythical creatures in Japanese folklore. Some are mischievous while others are known to bring good fortune. There are many different kinds of Yokai and although I hadn't been familiar with the word itself, I was actually more acquainted with Yokai...

Tottori’s main festival Author's photo Tottori often goes by unnoticed as it is a comparatively quiet prefecture. However, if you plan for a summer getaway in Tottori, be sure not to miss the famous Shan-Shan Matsuri Festival. This is the time when you will find exceptional crowds and merriment everywhere along...

houki-town.jp Never get the chance to see a desert in your life? Or wish to see a different one? Well, if you spend some of your time in Japan you can visit what we called "a mini Sahara"! This desert is approximately 30 km² and is located in the Tottori...

Yes! Japan has sand dunes. Contrary to other people's beliefs that visiting Japan means walking on temple or castle grounds, taking pictures of cherry blossom trees, skiing in winter or visiting the famous amusement parks such as Disneyland and Universal studios, there is more to Japan than those usual activities....

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