Tottori Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Tottori!

Tottori Prefecture is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets. Located in the Chugoku region along the coast of the Sea of Japan, the prefecture is rich in history and natural wonders that are worth checking out. Here is a list of the top ten places you must go see in Tottori.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Tottori, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Tottori!

Tottori Prefecture is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets. Located in the Chugoku region along the coast of the Sea of Japan, the prefecture is rich in history and natural wonders that are worth checking out. Here is a list of the top ten places you must go see in Tottori.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tottori Sand Dunes, 2164-661 Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori 689-0105 Tottori Prefecture

A visit to Tottori would not be complete without checking out the sand dunes. Created over thousands of years, the dunes cover an area of around 16 km along the coast of the Sea of Japan resulting in this spectacular landscape. There are many attractions you can try at the dunes such as camel riding and, for the more adventurous, sandboarding and paragliding. Sandboarding courses at the dunes cost 2500 yen for two hours, which includes the necessary gear and instructor. The paragliding courses at Zero Paragliding School run for four hours and cost 7000 yen.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Sand Museum, 2083-17 Fukubechō Yuyama, Tottori, 689-0105, Japan

Not too far away from the sand dunes, you will find the Tottori Sand Museum. Here you can find large-scale sand sculptures on display by artists from around the world. Once held outdoors in temporary structures, the museum has since attained its own building for its displays and is Japan’s only open-air museum exhibiting sculptures made of sand. The exhibitions change annually and run from mid-April to early-January, so be sure to check them out while you can.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kannonin, 162 Uemachi, Tottori 680-0015 Tottori Prefecture

An Edo period temple constructed by the Ikeda family, Kannon-in is a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism and is most famous for its Japanese style garden with a large pond surrounded by perfectly manicured trees. The pond features tiny islands that represent a crane and a turtle, which are symbols of longevity and health. Take time out to relax and observe the beautiful garden with fresh matcha tea for sale in the temple building, accompanied by traditional Japanese sweets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hakuto Shrine, 603 Hakuto, Tottori 689-0206 Tottori Prefecture

Located along the scenic coast near Tottori City, Hakuto Shrine is supposedly where the myth of the White Rabbit of Inaba originated. This myth dates back to the early 8th century. The rabbit’s spirit is said to be enshrined here and placed all around the shrine you will find small rabbit statues. Legend has it that the rabbit was a matchmaker for Okuninushi and Princess Yakami and is said to be a shrine for giving good luck in love and marriage.

Duration: 1 hour