Tottori Prefecture

Main City: Tottori

Population: 574,000 people ranking 47/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 3,507 km2 [2]


Geographical / Landscape description

Located on the coast of the Japan Sea, Tottori is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan's only large dune system. On 1 April 2012, 14% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as natural parks. [2]


Tottori has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant all year long. [2]

Recent history, culture

The Tottori Sand Dunes are unique in Japan and therefore they are a major tourist attraction which plays an important role in the prefecture’s social and economic life. Every year various festivals are organised between the dunes such as a kite contest, sandboarding (like snowboarding but on the sand), photo contests and a mascot festival.  [3]


More chapters:

  • Economic overview
  • Infrastructure
  • Living environment
  • Major types of economic activities
  • Opportunities for EU Investors / Exporters / Importers
  • Setting up a business in the prefecture
  • Other contacts
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