Getting Around Tottori-Shi


So, you’re coming to Tottori?

Tottori, Japan’s least populous prefecture without the glitz, glamour and every-3-minute trains like Tokyo, still has a lot to offer.

But if you’re going to be living, creating a life for yourself, or even just visiting, here are 5 things you need to know to get around.

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Riding to Onomichi, Part 1

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So last week I had an adventure. It all started earlier this year when I decided I needed to do something big for the summer, but going to SE Asia was looking less and less likely.  I started looking around the Chuugoku region of Japan for things to do, and Andrea suggested the ShimaNami Kaido, a 70km bike trail that goes across the Seto Sea from Hiroshima to Ehime.
That sounded fantastic, but I needed to up the ante. I know! Why not bike from Tottori all the way there! It’s only 200 km away! Easy peasy!Tottori_Comic_025_BikeTrailMap

The above map is closer to the actual path I took. But my first day of the trip, I decided to make it a doozy and go from Tottori to Okayama City. Thats around 125 km, but I didn’t take the direct route so it was a little bit longer.

It was exhausting but I made it. The beauty of the mountain areas of Tottori (mainly between Tottori and Chizu) was a sight to behold.

I’ll write more about it over several posts, and I’ll even get some video up.
Until next time, STAY AWESOME!