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Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori
(4.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went there once was Tottori sand dunes. To advantageous parking stop souvenir shop free parking lot, when it comes. Wide. Amazing sand dunes were quite vast.
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  • Certainly I think is rare in the landscape, wide sandy beaches just said if in the meantime. I think in good really stop.
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  • So pretty and sat down at the Tottori sand dunes, walk fast lane! But as he walked so much fun feeling of sand to the foot through the shoe to feel very fresh. Others see the sky and flying in the blue sky. To get the blue sea; Also on the way back home happily. It's easier if you take do not have fitness camel! (laughs) is the ocean like I had seen done.
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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.