[:en]The video features people who were in Tottori City for their working holiday, and for some reason they are crying. The video makes you want to search for the answer on the internet. There is no introduction to the city or anything, but it really makes you want to find out what happens next.

 

 

Tottori City is the prefectural capital of Tottori Prefecture. It is located in the southern part of Tottori Prefecture, with the northern part of the city facing the Sea of Japan. The city, having its own airport, TV station, and a university, acts like a hub for the surrounding areas. On the other hand, there is also plenty of nature, and the city is visited by many tourists, who are especially attracted to the Tottori Sand Dunes that stretch out along the coast. The climate is mild from spring to autumn, but during winter the city sometimes experiences heavy snow.

Access to Tottori City

Arriving by plane:
Approx. 1 hour 15 min. from Haneda Airport to Tottori Airport.
Arriving by train:
Approx. 3 hours 10 min. from Tokyo Station to Himeji Station by a Shinkansen train, and then approx. 1 hour 35 min. from Himeji Station to Tottori Station by a JR limited express train.

Must-see Spots to Visit When Visiting Tottori City

Tottori Sand Dunes
Vast sand dunes that stretch out on the coast of the Sea of Japan, in the northern part of Tottori City. They are the largest sand dunes in Japan that can be visited for sightseeing, and they have been designated as a National Natural Monument. Many people are attracted by its magical scenery that looks unlike anything in Japan, camels, and its appearance that changes from season to season. You can also try out paragliding and sandboarding. It is known as a sacred place for people who play the popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go”, and some events have also been held there.

Tottori Castle Ruins
Tottori Castle is famous for being the castle where the feudal lord Hashiba (Toyotomi) Hideyoshi used starvation tactics during the Sengoku period. Today, it has been dismantled, with only the ruins of the castle tower and the outer citadel remaining. The surroundings of the castle have been made into Hisomatsu Park, which is a park famous for its cherry blossom trees.

Must-eat Dishes to Order When Visiting Tottori City

Matsuba Crab
Snow crabs that are caught in the San’in Region, including Tottori Prefecture, are called Matsuba Crab. It is a typical winter dish from Tottori, with a deliciously sweet and firm meat.

Horu Soba
While Tottori City has plenty of fancy dishes, like seafood and Japanese beef, there are also more affordable local dishes. Yakisoba (fried noodles with vegetables and meat), which has beef entrails (jap. horumon) is known as “Horu Soba”, and it is a dish that is loved by the locals. Each restaurant uses different type of entrails, noodles, and sauce, so you can try searching for your favorite one.

Must-get Souvenirs to Buy When Visiting Tottori City

20th Century Pears
A popular local specialty that is available from the end of summer until autumn. Souvenir shops are filled with these fresh, sweet, and juicy fruits, during the peak season. Desserts, like sherbet and Baumkuchen, that are made from these pears, are also popular.

 

Tottori City, which is famous for Tottori Sand Dunes, has also plenty of other cool things, like famous places, beautiful townscape, and delicious gourmet.

 [:ja]鳥取市でのワーキングホリデーに参加した人たちが、なぜか涙を流しています。その涙の理由は、検索して調べてみましょうという内容です。市の紹介はありませんが、続きが気になります。

 

 

鳥取県の東部にあり、北側を日本海に面している、鳥取県の県庁所在地です。空港やテレビ局、大学などがある、周辺地域の拠点となる都市です。その一方で自然も豊かで、特に沿岸部に広がる鳥取砂丘は、多くの観光客を集めます。春から秋は穏やかな気候ですが、冬には大雪に見舞われることもあります。

 

鳥取市へのアクセス

飛行機の場合:

羽田空港から鳥取空港まで約1時間15分。

電車の場合:

新幹線で東京駅から姫路まで約3時間10分。JRの特急で姫路駅から鳥取駅まで約1時間35分。

 

鳥取市に来たら!絶対行くべきスポット

鳥取砂丘

鳥取市の北部、日本海に面した海岸に広がる広大な砂丘です。観光地として整備された砂丘としては日本で最大で、国の天然記念物に指定されています。日本とは思えない幻想的な風景、ラクダ、季節によって見せる様々な姿は、何度でも人々を引き寄せます。パラグライダー、サンドボードなども楽しめます。人気スマホゲーム「ポケモンGO」の聖地としても知られ、イベントが開催されたこともあります。

鳥取城跡

鳥取城は戦国時代、羽柴(豊臣)秀吉による兵糧攻めが行われた城として有名です。現在は解体され、天守や二の丸の跡が残るのみとなっています。周辺は久松公園として整備され、春には桜の名所として親しまれています。

 

鳥取市に来たら!絶対食べるべきフード

松葉ガニ

鳥取県など山陰地方で水揚げされるズワイガニを、松葉ガニと呼びます。旬は冬で、甘くて引き締まった身がおいしい、鳥取の冬グルメの定番です。

 

ホルそば

魚介や和牛など高級グルメが豊富な鳥取市ですが、庶民の味も楽しめます。牛ホルモンいりの焼きそばは「ホルそば」として、鳥取市を中心に親しまれています。ホルモンや麺、タレの種類は店によってさまざまですので、お気に入りの味を探すのもいいのではないでしょうか。

 

鳥取市に来たら!絶対買うべきおみやげ

二十世紀梨

夏の終わりから秋にかけて旬を迎える、鳥取特産の梨です。さわやかな甘さとみずみずしさが人気で、旬の時期にはたくさんの梨がおみやげとして並びます。シャーベットやバームクーヘンなど、梨を使ったスイーツも人気です。

 

鳥取砂丘の存在感が大きい鳥取市ですが、それ以外にも名所、美しい街並み、美味しいグルメなど見どころがたくさんある場所です。

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