Tottori

Egg tart vendor promises not to accidentally sell realistic plastic samples a third time

They say it’s a charm.

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Tottori art museum spends nearly 300 million yen on cardboard box art, gets mixed reactions

It’s art, but some question whether it’s worth it.

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Travel off the beaten path to a secret spot in Japan where bamboo grows wild on an old train line

Like the bamboo grove in Kyoto, but with less tourists and more beauty. 

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The most unusual ATM in Japan? Banking with yokai spirits who want to know your PIN

Bank earns praise for unique way of warning customers about sneaky souls in the area.

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Prefectural rivalry in Japan: Survey reveals which areas compete against each other, and why

Competition between prefectures is real, and there’s a reason why it happens.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sand dunes Frappuccino in Tottori

One of the countries rarest 47 Jimoto Frappuccinos gets ticked off our list.

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Curry Land: A Mecca in Tokyo for Japanese curry fans

A unique store filled with curries from around the country, featuring unusual local ingredients.

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Woman asks for eight-hour taxi ride in Japan, arrested when she doesn’t pay gigantic fare

Driver should have spotted multiple warning signs as soon as she said where she wanted to go.

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Making igisu, a traditional Japanese food even most Japanese people don’t know about【SoraKitchen】

A taste of Tottori that looks very different at the start from how it ends up.

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Brand-new Pokémon manhole covers have Sandshrew welcoming you to an often forgotten part of Japan

Region famous for its sand dunes gets beautiful public art pieces featuring more than a dozen different Pokémon species.

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Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.
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Both forms of Sandshrew Pokémon to serve as Tottori’s prefectural ambassador

Not only can you catch ’em all in Tottori’s sand dunes, but the very cutest ones will welcome you to the prefecture!

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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Conan O’Brien in Japan episode features Toto toilets, Harajuku, a rented family and Conan Town

We take a closer look at some hilarious clips from the new Conan in Japan episode.

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Conan O’Brien announces trip to Japan in negotiation over rural Tottori Prefecture’s Conan Town

American comedian responds to Hokei mayor’s request for his face on Mount Rushmore, says he’ll be here in Japan next week.

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Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys anime Free! don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.

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New hemp mascot character Asamiko-chan appears in Japan

With her own official Twitter account and a town in Tottori Prefecture behind her, Japan’s first ever cannabis character comes dressed as a pink-haired shrine maiden.

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Have plans to visit Tottori’s sand dunes this summer? Catch some Pokémon while you’re at it!

In fact, Tottori’s governor officially encourages you to venture into the sand to catch ’em all.

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Star Wars is going back to its sand roots in Tottori Prefecture with massive sand sculpture

Everything in Japan is coming up Star Wars right now. There was the amazing snow sculpture at the Sapporo Snow Festival in February, the stunning rice field art in July, beautiful Nebuta festival floats in August, and of course those amazing Samurai Star Wars figures that are about to go on sale. A new hope has risen for fans as this will be the first time in 10 years that Jedi Masters and our favorite droids will grace the big screen.

Another city in Japan has decided to strike back with a Force-inspired exhibit in the only place in the country that could match up to the desert planet of Tatooine. In the sand dunes of Tottori, a massive Star Wars sand sculpture is going to be erected. A return of the giant sculptures, if you will.

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Fan fuses anime and reality in the same frame on tour of real-world Free! locations 【Photos】

There are many instances of anime successes rejuvenating tourism in some lesser-known parts of Japan, and one of those towns that benefitted from an anime boom is Iwami of Tottori Prefecture, the setting location for the hit anime series Free!.

Even now, two years since Free! first aired, fans are still flocking to Iwami to drink in the atmosphere of the town where their favorite characters “live.” A Japanese fan recently went the extra mile to combine some of the anime scenes and actual locations into a single frame, creating awesome 2.5-dimensional images that went viral and triggered the feels in fellow fans. Check them out after the break!

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