About Tottori

Tottori is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu. Tottori Prefecture are surrounded by Shimane Prefecture , Hiroshima Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture.It is a popular holiday destination for Japanese people because of the  Tottori Sand Dunes, the largest sand dunes system in Japan.
14% of the area was designated as Natural Parks, such as the Daisen-Oki and Sanin Kaigan National Parks, Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku and Hyonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Parks and Misasa-Togoko, Nishi Inaba and Okuhino Prefectural Natural Parks.

Local Areas

Tottori Area Map

Areas in Tottori


Located in the San'in Kaigan Global Geopark

"Natanejima Island point" offers exciting dynamic underwater terrain such as  underwater caves and channels.If you love big school of large size fishes,  at "Yamadashi point", you may encounter large school of Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata) .
At "Goishiwara point" there is a Seahorse rock where you can meet the seahorses all year round.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of seahorses
-Variety of Macro marine life

During the Summer season:
- Cherry Anthias(Sacura margaritacea)
- Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata

During the Spring season:
-Lethotremus awae