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Tottori (tōt-tōˈrē) [key], city (1990 pop. 142,467), capital of Tottori prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, a port on the Sea of Japan. The city produces wood and paper items, machinery, and textiles. The nearby Tottori Great Sand Dunes, a tourist attraction, are a national park. Tottori prefecture (1990 pop. 618,349), 1,347 sq mi (3,489 sq km), is mainly agricultural, producing rice, fruit, and dairy products.

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