A Little Solitude in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture

japan tottori prefecture beachLocated in the Chugoku region of Honshu (the largest island of the Japanese archipelago), Tottori Prefecture is the perfect spot if a little solitude is what you seek. Here you can explore the beautiful and diverse terrain of one of the least populated prefectures in Japan. The northern part of the Tottori Prefecture sits on the Sea of Japan, it’s beautiful coastline decorated with green pines and white sand. Here you can find the impressive Tottori Sand Dunes. The Chugoku Mountain Range which includes the greatest peak in the region, Mount Daisen, lies to the south. Within the diverse topography of these mountainous areas sit three major river basins in which open plains have formed. The prefecture’s central cities, Tottori, Kurayoshi, and Yonago, have developed in these three basins. The prefecture’s climate is relatively warm and brilliant changes can be observed throughout the four seasons.

Tottori Prefecture’s only major airport is located close to the city of Tottori and has regularly scheduled domestic flights to a limited number of airports. The flight from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Tottori takes a little over an hour.

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