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Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

Discover the Supernatural World of Yokai at This Town in Tottori Prefecture!

When speaking about yokai, a class of supernatural monsters within Japanese folklore, one cannot help but be reminded of the late Mizuki Shigeru, the manga, author and historian who is known for his yokai related work. His passion for the world of yokai had led him to create manga and books about yokai, among which…

Go on a Thrilling Hike and Spot this Fantastic Cave Temple in Tottori Prefecture!

Out of all the important designated sites in Japan, Sanbutsu-ji Temple and Nageire-do Hall in Tottori can be termed the two of the most dangerous because of their locations on Mt. Mitoku. Said to have been built in the 8th century A.D., the temple, together with its cliff-hanging halls, is one of the oldest religious…

Bask in a Sea of Flowers All Year Round at the Largest Flower Park in Japan!

Want to view the most colorful blooms in Japan but concerned about the weather or season not being in your favor? Do you want to visit a very unique and enormous garden set against the backdrop of a magnificent mountain which allows you to view the flowers all year round without being affected by natural…

Visit the Japanese Museum Dedicated Solely to Pears!

The Chugoku region of Japan, especially the San’in area, is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Japan with curious landscapes and several nice cities. San’in is a vast region with an area of 11,680 sq. km comprising the Tottori and Shimane prefectures which are famous for agriculture and commerce. Due to its…

Not a Fan of Crowds? Here Are 3 Places to Visit in Tottori, Japan

Tottori (鳥取), a prefecture in the Chugoku (中国) region of Japan, is blessed with volcanic mountains and white sandy beaches. It abounds in sceneries that it becomes a dream escape for those who want to experience quintessential Japan. It hosts so many tourists every year that it becomes a little crowded during seasonal times. However,…

Do You Know What Japanese Anime Was Inspired by This Town?

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, a quaint town in Tottori Prefecture…

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…

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…

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.…
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