Get off the beaten travel path with a trip to Tottori, a region just waiting to be discovered!
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Where is Tottori?
Facing the windswept Sea of Japan coast, Tottori is situated in the Chugoku region (also known as the San’in-San’yo region). The rural area is home to breathtaking dunes, a local culture of rich seafood, and top quality Japanese sake.
Things to do in Tottori
Tottori Sand Dunes
These breathtaking dunes, located at the entrance to the coastal Sanin Kaigan National Park (www.sanin-geoparkkan.jp/eng/), form a 16km-long stretch along the Sea of Japan - but could easily be mistaken for an arid desert. There are numerous opportunities here for leisure, whether it’s strolling, hiking, sandboarding, paragliding, or even taking a ride atop a camel. Don’t forget your camera!
The Sand Museum
Prepare for jaw to meet floor at this museum, which showcases works from a different team of international sand artists who come to Tottori every year to craft enormous (several meters tall) sculptures out of local sand. Each exhibition features artworks highlighting a different country or region, and 2017’s is the United States, where sand sculpting emerged as a modern art form in California during the 1970s. www.sand-museum.jp
November and December are the top months for the local catch of matsubagani, adult snow crabs, which are known for their rich and tender flavor. You are in for a real treat at the portside Seafood Shop and Restaurant Hamashita (www.hamashita.jp), where you will be able to enjoy freshly caught crab that has been hauled up by fishermen and then boiled in large vats onsite. While here, you can also browse offerings of fresh fish, and find dried seafood products to take as omiyage for the folks back home.
Culinary Class at Karoichi Seafood Market
Ever wonder what goes into preparing those beautiful platters of sashimi you’ve seen in restaurants? Through this fun and interactive course, which is held at the largest seafood market in Tottori, you will learn how to wash, clean, gut, slice, and arrange your own sashimi before enjoying it for lunch. No experience is required - and the market’s attentive staff is on hand for any help you may need. So push past any squeamishness you might have, and get ready to carve your fish like a pro!
Shabu shabu dinner/saké tasting
At Kappoten, a Showa-era restaurant steeped in history, you will be able to enjoy shabu shabu -a delectable dish featuring local veggies and local wagyu beef that you swish around in boiling water and dip into a sesame-flavored sauce. Your dinner will be accompanied by lively and knowledgeable commentary from kikezakishi (saké specialist) Nobumasa Tanimoto, who will explain local efforts to revive local organic saké culture in Tottori -a region that is blessed with the three ingredients necessary to make superior-grade saké: top-quality rice, water, and brewers.
Where to stay in Tottori
Tottori Wasington Hotel Plaza
・CHECK IN 14:00
・CHECK OUT 12:00
Itinerary & Prices
9 Dec (Sat)
Haneda Airport T2 [ ANA295 ]
KAROICHI Slice and make your own "Sashimi" as lunch
TOTTORI SAND DUNES
THE SAND MUSEUM
TAKUMI KAPPO Sake Party With Dinner
THE SAND MUSEUM
10 Dec (Sun)
NEW OTANI TOTTORI HOTEL Departure 7:30
PORT Boiling Landed Crabs
Tottori Airport [ ANA296 ]
All inclusive travel deal with great savings. Limited availability so make sure to book now!
*Per person | *Same price applies for adult and child
・Departure Date:9 Dec 2017 (Sat)
・Minimum number of participants for openration:10 person
*The schedule may be changed according to the weather or road conditions
・Meal:1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner
・English speaking guide will be provided on this tour.
・There may be some passenger from other travel agencies.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Travel Conditions (Summary) (Please read before registering)
1.Package tour agreement
This tour is planned and provided by ANA Sales Co.,Ltd. (hereafter ANA Sales), and all individuals taking part in this tour enter, perforce, into an agreement with ANA Sales. The terms stated in a separate pamphlet, on the company homepages, or in the relevant section of ANA’s contract concerning package tours.
a)Personal information provided by tour participants, such as name, address, will be used in contacting participants; in addition, it will be made available in a digital form to the facilities, insurance companies, and others to the extent necessary to assure the timely provision of their services during the tour.
*Furthermore, personal information may be used after the completion of the tour when requesting participants’ impressions and thoughts concerning the tour and filling out questionnaires. When compiling statistical data based on this information, such compilation may be consigned to a third party.
b)Concerning the personal information collected by ANA Sales, particularly information needed to contact participants, such as name, address, telephone number, email, and tour type, such information will be shared among members of the ANA group to the least extent necessary. Such information is occasionally used by group members in providing information about their respective businesses, products, events, shipping of purchased items, and other matters. For the company names of members of the ANA group and their privacy policies, refer to the ANA Sales website(http://www.anas.co.jp).
・Your registration will be confirmed via email:
・Please send your registration on a system capable of receiving emails from @anas.co.jp (preferably a personal computer).
・Please inform us via email of post-registration cancellations or changes to your schedule.
・We will respond to email within one week. Confirmation of registration will be made via “reply” email. You should bring a printout of the reply email with you as confirmation of complete registration.
・While tour conductors affiliated with ANA Sales will not be taking part, other tour guides will be available to serve your needs.