On the sandy beach, the "Camel Ride" experience and activities such as paragliding and sandboarding are popular. The "Sand Museum", which has sculptures made of sand, has a different theme every year, so you can enjoy it every time you go.
A retro town scape lined with storehouses of white walls and red tile roofs which were once used as sake breweries and soy sauce shops. Now they are used as shops and restaurants, so why not take a walk?
One of the rarest radium hot spring in the world. "Misasa" hot spring is a radioactive spring with high levels of radon, which improves the metabolism rate of the body. One can even drink the water. The river bank has a public open-air bathing area.
It takes around 10 minutes by car from Misasa Onsen to sacred Mount Mitoku. A national treasure "Nageire-dō" stands on the cliffs. As this is "the most dangerous national treasure in Japan," there is also a "clothes and shoes check" for climbing the mountain and visiting the shrine.
Town of "Detective Conan," Hokuei
The birthplace of Mr. Gosho Aoyama, the author of popular manga "Detective Conan". The road from "JR Yura Station" to the "Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory" museum is called "Conan Street," and has about 20 pieces of colorful art and bronze statues. Look for manholes with Conan illustrations.
Tottori is a prefecture where lots of curry is consumed. You can have curry made with local ingredients, at dining halls or cafeterias. We recommend you to take retort-pouch curry as a souvenir. The pink retort-pouch curry cooked with local beets makes a big impact.
Photo provided by: Pink Curry Hanakifujin
*As of February 2019.
*All photographs are for illustrative purposes only.
Landscape of Tottori Sand Dunes "The land of sand and mystical wind ripples"
The Tottori Sand Dunes lie in the sand-covered country stretching 16 km east-west along the Sea of Japan. The dunes are designated as a Natural National Monument. Wind ripples are formed along the sloped sides of the sand dunes. The landscape of the dunes is a stage, changing with each passing moment as tiny sand particles dance in the wind.
"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport. Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.