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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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  • 10/25 visited on a trip two married couples. Following the talks before the information was in a good little thing. From the entrance to the dunes (we lift off Stadium), is a gradual downhill 100 ~ 200 m followed. Look left then it is uphill. I went up, seem a little loose, but I have (my wife's) "(no mark) don't go no place to climb! "← later stories. At last seemed to be top, arrived further beyond that was a steep downhill. Beneath the Hill figures of the number of people confirmed to the seaside. But, again in consultation with his strength and "abandon! "My wife" came here from when I was a kid I wanted the ~! I've found in the textbook from ~ ~! "The was a sand dune in answer to a request. Heart in private that "it just wide sandy beaches! "I thought with contempt and behold, so majestic! And it was mysterious. I think the attraction is worth visiting at least once in their lifetime.
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  • Surprisingly to me, but I was wondering from the sand dunes of Japan's larger sandy beaches just surprised the staff. The word "Dune" is perfect. Walk to the beach and fine distance;
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  • Per side, overlooking. As far as sand mountain. And beyond that, a Japan Sea. Just climbed the mounds are beautiful scenery spread feels good going!... I would imagine. I was... cloudy days...
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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.