Japan's least populated prefecture, Tottori is a nature-rich, off-the-radar destination that has changed little over the centuries
Travel guide by the Japan National Tourism Organization
Situated on the Sea of Japan coast, Tottori is a delightfully unspoiled prefecture where traditional crafts and customs continue to be practiced in their original form. Mt Daisen and Mt Mitoku have been sacred centers of ascetic training for centuries and still make for exciting hikes today. Tottori also has a beautifully rugged coastline featuring a massive stretch of sand dunes—a rarity in Japan. Quaint hot springs dot the prefecture, some particularly famous for their restorative properties.