With a population of 150,000 people, Yonago City is the second largest city in Tottori Prefecture. It lies on the far western edge of the prefecture, very close to the Shimane Prefecture border and on the coast of the Nakaumi lake and the Yumigahama Peninsula.
Yonago is well-known for its abundance of hot springs and beautiful white sand beaches on the Japan Sea on the northern edge of the city, its proximity to Daisen mountain, and for its wide selection of year-round supply of fresh seafood. Daisen is a popular destination for skiers in winter and hikers and campers in the warmer months.
Tottori Hanakairo is a huge flower park just south the city, and it also a popular destination for both foreign and domestic travelers.
In addition to fresh crab, squid, shrimp, fish and other marine delicacies, Yonago City and the surrounding areas boast plentiful fruit and vegetable production, as well as a craft beer and several traditional sake breweries.