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Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori

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Geologic Formation Lookout
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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  • Hi everyone..I went to sand dunes in the mid of May and I'm traveling by train from Osaka Station. Right after you arrive at Tottori station you must take a bus which leave to Sand Dunes/The Sand Muse...  more »
  • It is a walking distance when you go from the bottom to the top of the sand dune, and the view is magnificent, worthy to spend three hours there including lunch. The Japanese sashimi lunch at the tour...  more »
  • I always wanted to go Tottori dessert dune. Finally, made it and we've got lost because it was huge!!! ずっと来たかった鳥取砂丘にやっと来れました。浜辺には海外のゴミの山でよく見てみると海外から流れ辿り着いたゴミです。掃除したら綺麗のに。でもきりがないのかも。砂漠はとても大きく迷子になりました!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • It was nice to go to the sand dunes and walk by the ocean. :) But I'm from Michigan so I have seen many rolling sand dunes in my day. But I was already over here and decided to check it out with friends. :) We got to see the camels too!
  • Marvelously high sand dunes in a place that you would not expect to find them. Fun for a day excursion, but make sure to bring sandals or shoes in the summer, the sand gets hot!