BEYOND THE DUNES: There's more to Tottori than its well-trodden desert
The city’s main attraction, however, is shirakabe dozo-gun or the white-wall storehouse district. A scenic remnant of the once-wealthy castle town, the old structures have been converted into a neighborhood of shops and restaurants. Purchase soy sauce from a multigenerational brewer that’s been producing for 140 years, or step into a preserved Meiji-era townhouse with an inner garden and elaborate shoji screens. You can even pick up ceramic dishware in a souvenir shop converted from a traditional sake brewery.