Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori

View a natural wonder thousands of years in the making at Tottori Sand Dunes, located within a national park. These hills represent the largest sand dunes in Japan and stretch for 16 km (10 mi) in an east-to-west direction. Formed by sand washed ashore by the Sendaigawa River, the shape-shifting dunes alter their appearance every so often thanks to the influence of prevailing winds. View this attraction on foot, by riding a camel, or by hopping on a horse-drawn carriage. For something totally different, try paragliding or sandboarding in the area. Before you head to Tottori, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tottori day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Tottori has to offer, including Tottori Sand Dunes.
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  • It was very hard to Shi what to play in winter, but after climbing the text found that the winter Shi sand Chuhu Beautiful ... On the day of the visit, God gave a super good weather, blue sky white clouds add a look of snow, let the sand mound Change Snow Mound, from noon to evening, stayed an afternoon, played an afternoon of snow to rush in the Sand Mound Museum closed money to buy companion gifts.
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  • Our tour escorted us to see the famous Tottori Sand Dunes and today according to the guides, the weather is quite pleasant despite the cold and strong winds incoming from seaward to inland. There was ...  more »
  • 32 years of living the journey of life for the first time. For starters we went to sand dunes. I thought since ancient times I want to go. Not tried watching it on TV in none but the whole picture, I imagine a simple desert. I would like that it certainly is, but I would say, say, "became an enormous beach, sand mountain". Final quite like this scene, so I was impressed. So I went to the 8 o'clock morning only a few people, saw a lot of good photos. Wear designs per substituted would become covered with sand, so shoes are Sandy doesn't want to become the later is easier.
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  • Amazing sand dune. It's not a long walk to the opposite side of the sand dune or you can have a camel ride here. Don't forget to visit the Sand Museum too.
  • Don't let the hype get to you - it's a pretty place so enjoy it for what it is. Visit in the late afternoon/evening when it's not as hot and walk over to the dunes overlooking the sea to sit and relax...running up and down dunes was real fun. Bring sandals or other appropriate footwear.
  • Not only for families are the sand dunes from Tottori. They are very impressive and a perfect place for a long walk or talk with friends. It can be a little windy so bring a jacket ;)
  • Nice view and sand dunes were beautiful. There were people trying to do paragliding in the area as well. The only thing is that the sea itself isn't that clean and there are garbages around the beach.
  • Amazing scenery! Great for a few days of travel because there is a lot of different attractions to see around the area! Camping is a must!!

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Where to stay in Tottori

Tottori, despite its obvious charms and attractions, has yet to really catch on when it comes to international tourism. In fact, the accommodations available in the city proper highlight its domestic status: it's an industrial city where businesses have set up offices close to the center. As such, the accommodations of Tottori sit close to the main train station, and primarily consist of business-style hotels, with simple rooms, a pool, and a restaurant. A couple more atmospheric and unusual options can be found, including traditional guesthouses, both in the center and to the north, next to the dunes.
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