Give this Pink Japanese Curry from Tottori a Try!

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 helpful for those with constipation and also…

Experience the Beauty and More at the Tottori Sand Dunes!

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 one of the largest prefectures in the country. It spans roughly 16 kilometers of the…

Tottori, Where the Yokai Meets the Traditional!

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 beach. I stayed here with my…

Finally In Tottori! The 1,000 line up for Starbucks!

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 chain. The Shamine Tottori Starbucks…

Real Monster Town that Won’t Scare the Children

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 than I realised. Kappa tabetainjya.com/ More…

Umbrella dance festival: Shan Shan Matsuri, Tottori

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 the streets of Tottori…

A mini Sahara in Japan? Come and visit the Tottori Prefecture!

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 Prefecture in the Honshu Island.…

Unveiling Japanese Secrets : Tottori Sand Dunes

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. Located at the outskirts of…

Hidden beach in Tottori

tottori-guide.jp Uradome Kaigan consists of a rocky, mountainous stretch of coastline situated a few kilometers east of Tottori Sand Dunes. It is one of the major San’in Kaigan Global Geoparks. How to get there? To start your day, visit the tourist information center located next to the north exit of Tottori train station to obtain…

Discover Tottori: Mitokusan

When talking about travelling in Japan, you probably think of the metropolitan Tokyo or Osaka, don’t you? But how about Tottori (鳥取)? It is the least populated prefecture of Japan yet blessed with many natural wonders awaiting for adventurous people to discover them. This time, I’ll talk about Mitokusan (三徳山) in Kurayoshi, Tottori. Mount Mitokuan…
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