Feel the culture of Tottori blending together with the rich natural environment.

Only two and a half hours of travel by bus takes you from Osaka to Tottori Prefecture, which faces the Japan Sea.
In Tottori Prefecture, you can enjoy art and activities integrated into the grandeur of nature such as at the “SHOJI UEDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY” with its view of the mountain Daisen, and “Sakyu YOGA” (sand dune yoga) on the famous Tottori Sand Dunes.
Don’t miss the fine food and hot spring inns either, which provide added color to the trip!

A museum of a world renowned photographer that harmonizes with the surrounding rural landscape.

A museum dedicated to Shoji Ueda, a world renowned photographer. It stores and exhibits creative pieces called “Ueda-cho”. The building designed by architect Shin Takamatsu is also a masterpiece. Bare concrete buildings and the rural landscape harmonize and produce extraordinary views.

353-3, Sumura, Hoki-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori
TEL: 0859-39-8000
Open: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: Tuesday, December to February

A yoga school where you can feel the pulse of sand dunes with your whole body.

Eriko, a yoga instructor, who loves Tottori very much, moved from Tokyo and started this unique yoga experience. When you give yourself to the vast sand dunes and do yoga in silence, you will be naturally charged with energy. The beautiful natural scenery is breathtaking, especially during sunrise yoga and sunset yoga.

Sakyu YOGA (sand dune yoga)
1390-230, Hamasaka, Tottori, Tottori
Private lodge “New Sunahama-soh” (meeting place)
TEL: 080-5756-4450
Open: Depends on the program
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday

Charge up with pancakes melting in your mouth.

For breakfast, smack your lips on pancakes (680 yen) made with fresh eggs at a café run by a ranch. These pancakes are made with plenty of meringue to make them fluffy and almost melting in your mouth. The light from its open windows will make you feel fresh and charged with energy for the day.

877, Hashimoto, Yazu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori
TEL: 0120-505-606
Open: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Open 365 days a year

Feel the beauty of articles of folk art by using them while eating lunch.

Shoya Yoshida, who is said to be the father of Tottori folk art, opened this restaurant in 1962 so that people can enjoy food while actually using folk art dishes. Food made of high-quality local ingredients is served at casual prices for lunch, such as Tottori Wagyu (Japanese beef) cooked in miso and curry (1,080 yen), and is popular among women.

Takumi Kappoten
652, Sakaemachi, Tottori, Tottori
TEL: 0857-26-6355
Open: 13:30-14:30 (L.O. 14:00), 17:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
Sunday and national holiday: 11:30-14:30 (L.O. 14:00), 17:00-21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
Closed: The third Monday (Open throughout August and December)

A nostalgic hot spring inn which boasts good spring quality.

For staying overnight, go to one of the inns and hotels of “Misasa Onsen” (Misasa hot spring), an old hot spring with over 850 years of history. It has a top-class radium spring known the world over, which is said to improve metabolism and increase immune strength and natural healing power. In the area where hot spring inns and facilities are clustered, a river burbles along pleasantly in the background, and you can also enjoy a retro atmosphere with attractions like a playhouse where you can try target shooting.

Misasa Onsen
Misasa, Misasa-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori
TEL: 0858-43-0431 (Misasa Onsen Tourism Association)