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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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  • Use the summer holidays, I saw go! Free parking if you arrive at past 5:00 the former also available, so go if you recommend evening! I went for the first time after the. Come little legs and climb up to the top. But, it is exhilarating climb. The wind is nice!
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  • Good special, niaoqu County will go to the view point, city centre and JR-Zaventem station a bit far, but bus passengers at the JR station, very convenient, climb dune high bit is not easy, game 覽 順 then to participate in dunes near natural history museum views
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  • Group tour was a second visit. 1st is fall second time visit this winter. Views are different from the previous second in Japan? The dunes was seen again was good.
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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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