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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…

Home-stay Program with Exciting Activities in Ishikawa

My last summer was awesome! Vividly I still remember the moment when I held back my tears as I bid goodbye to my two host families. One week with them was definitely too short, but the memories I have of them will definitely last forever. I could not thank Japan Tent enough for granting me…

Sugidama: That Cedar Ball Hung in front of Doors in Chizu

Author’s photo Have you ever seen a ball-like object in either brown or green hanging in front of a sake brewery or a Japanese house? If you are from Chizu or have been to this town, you may probably know what is that strange spheric decoration hanged in front of the doors of Chizu’s houses…

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…

The Insight of Japanese “Nomikai”

“Nomu” means to drink; Kai means an event. When combined, nomikai (飲み会) is a drinking social event which usually takes place in Izakaya (居酒屋) where liquors as well as light cuisines are served. We often see a red lantern in front of izakaya. This is because izakaya is also called as akachōchin, which means red…

Hidden beach in Tottori

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 all…

Experience to share: The headache of house moving in Japan

Because Tottori University International House (probably that of other universities too) only caters international students for a maximum of one year, I moved out to rent an apartment last month. Author’s photo Hey, I tell you what, the whole process was quite tedious, especially if you have a problem communicating in Japanese. For me, although…

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…