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Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori

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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. Use our Tottori itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Tottori Sand Dunes and other attractions in Tottori.
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  • Largest in Japan (is, actually, not ^ ^;, as a place to visit as a tourist destination) of land with natural sand dunes! Japan Japan is the place for many tourists from overseas. Eat here "snabacoffeechoco" is the exquisite ^ 0 ^ in December, illuminated illumination at ^ 0 ^
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  • Follow the White Rabbit Shinto shrine visited by chartered taxi is the Tottori sand dunes. I think in Tottori top tourist spots and exaggeration is not or. Able to see camels also blessed with fine weather, was from a distance. This particular driver's got to think good please guide. Ride a camel is for is paid of course. It is also paid to shot off the camel. Things I didn't know in advance they had better ask tourist guide. And I was able to ski in the Tottori sand dunes such as tame to be able to hear. It was good because I can't go without a time from the back of a horse but enjoyed the atmosphere. The entrance, 24-hour available, free of charge. Just take the sand ban on note. Also when I visited was the pond. Change is that pond water depending on the season. Sandy Crest varies depending on weather conditions such as wind in one day. You could see were not seen sand pattern are on the guide so I visited in the afternoon, instead of rare sand crest. If you visit with a tour guide who (or friends) tells us even noticing, so more would will learn and enjoy.
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  • 要塞天氣陰晴不定,一旦刮大風而需要在沙丘裏,十分狼狽。交通工具方面,我們使用了市內的計程車服務,三小時才1000yen。對面馬路有很多商店。走上沙丘需要注意安全,全適當的鞋子去  more »
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  • Hugely overrated. If you've never seen sand before, then they might be exciting. Make sure to get away from the crowds and head a bit further west to spend some time alone in the dunes. Definitely not making the trip down here just to see the dunes, but if you're driving past, then you might as well stop.
  • Great place to take children. They love jumping off the dune to see how far they can fly. Paragliding lessons and camel rides are offered at a cost.
  • It was a bit disappointed. It's just a large sand dune. Since it's too windy, you can't even stay too long
  • I have to say, this place quite disappointed me the two times I went. Too many factories around, the sand is not as clean as expected, it's basically one main dune and the rest is a bit smallish. Or maybe that it is I am well too used to the Dune of Pyla in the south of France?
  • Closest you can get to feeling like you are in a desert while in Japan. Fun to walk, run and play on the dunes. Bigger and more impressive than I expected.