Tottori Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県, Tottori-ken) is a Japanese prefecture in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Tottori.[2] It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.

Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiTottori-ken
Official seal of Tottori
Location of Tottori in Japan
Location of Tottori in Japan
Country Japan
CapitalTottori (city)
 • GovernorShinji Hirai
 • Total3,507.19 km2 (1,354.13 sq mi)
Area rank41st
 (April 1, 2011)
 • Total584,982
 • Rank47th
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-31
Prefectural flowerNijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)
Prefectural treeDaisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)
Prefectural birdMandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
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Number of districts5
Number of municipalities19
Emblem of Tottori Prefecture.svg


Before the Meiji Restoration, Tottori encompassed the old provinces of Hōki and Inaba.[3]


The northern coastline of Tottori faces the Sea of Japan. Its eastern border meets Hyōgo Prefecture. The southern border meets Okayama Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture. The western border meets Shimane Prefecture.


Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 14% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Ubi jinjū and Shitori jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[5]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tottori Prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 990; "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tottori" at p. 990.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Tottori prefecture at Wikimedia Commons