Tottori Prefecture

Prefectural capital:Tottori City
Tottori Prefecture is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan’s only large dune system. And the nashi pear is Tottori’s famous product. Fishery is also thriving, horse mackerel, mackerel, sardine, Japanese common squid and red snow crab are abundantly caught.

Sakaiminato city is famous manga artist, Shigeru Mizuki’s hometown which has invigorated local economies with his masterpiece, “GeGeGe no Kitaro”. There are statues of Kitaro manga characters in Kitarō Road. Many tourists have visited this place. In addition, Gosyo Aoyama which is manga artist of “Case Closed: Detective Conan” was also born in Tottori Prefecture. For that reason, Tottori Airport has been nicknamed “Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport” now. You can also say Tottori is “Manga County”.

See also
*Prefectures of Japan

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