Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Tottori Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Shinji Hirai, Governor
Assumed governorship of Tottori Prefecture in April 2007
(now serving third term)





3,507 km2 (as of 2013)
41st out of 47 prefectures in terms of area size.


563,377 (May 2018 estimate)
Male: 269,257 Female: 294,120
47th out of 47 prefectures in terms of population (smallest population). 


Nominal: JPY 1.7551 trillion
Real: JPY 1.7256 trillion (both in FY2015)


Tottori City

Geographic features

Tottori Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of the Chugoku region, which is on the western edge of the main island of Japan. The prefecture spans about 120 km from east to west and between 20 ~ 50 km from north to south. The north side faces the Sea of Japan and consists of a coastline of green pines and white sands, which includes the Tottori Sand Dunes. The south side features many mountains including the highest summit in the Chugoku region, Mt Daisen. Meanwhile, three rivers run through this mountainous territory forming flat land basins. These areas have developed into the three main cities in the prefecture: Tottori City, Kurayoshi City, and Yonago City.

Main industries

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery: 20th Century Pears, watermelons, rakkyo shallots, nagaimo yams, Matsuba crabs, etc.
Manufacturing Industries: Food, Electronic Parts and Devices, Pulp and Paper, Electrical Machinery, etc.


Tree: Evergreen
Flower: 20th Century Pear Blossom
Bird: Mandarin Duck

Number of visitors

19,364,000 (2016 Aggregate)
10,127,000 (2016 Actual)

Administrative Divisions

Tottori Prefecture, 4 cities, 14 towns, 1 village

Official website

Tottori Prefecture website  (URL: )

Sources: Tottori Prefectural Government website, Tottori Prefecture citizen’s migration statistics, Tottori Prefecture Administrative Handbook, Tottori Prefecture Viewed from 100 Index

(As of May, 2018)