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 in April 2007 (currently in fourth term)





3,507 km2
41st out of 47 prefectures in terms of area size.


550,527 (April 2021 estimate)
Male: 262,872 Female: 287,655
47th out of 47 prefectures in terms of population (smallest population). 


Nominal: JPY 1.8967 trillion
Real: JPY 1.8556 trillion (both in FY2017)


Tottori City

Geographic features

Tottori Prefecture is located in western Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It faces the Sea of Japan and consists of a coastline of green pines and white sands, which includes the Tottori Sand Dunes. The southern side features many mountains including Mt Daisen, which is the largest mountain in the Chugoku Region. 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. Tottori Prefecture spans about 120 km from east to west and between 20 ~ 50 km from north to south.

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

22,328,000 (2019 Aggregate) 10,128,000 (2019 Actual)

Administrative Divisions

Tottori Prefecture, 4 cities, 14 towns, 1 village

Official website

Tottori Prefecture website  (URL: )

Sources: Tottori Prefectural Government website, Tottori Prefecture’s approximate population, Tottori Prefecture Administrative Handbook, Tottori Prefecture Viewed from 100 Index, Travel Survey

(As of May, 2021)