Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori

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. Before you head to Tottori, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tottori day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Tottori has to offer, including Tottori Sand Dunes.
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  • October 4, 2017
    During the Typhoon early this morning still in the sand damp so is easy to walk. The sand for the first time. I'm having to change the view direction and surprising and green. Is the sand dunes, desert, but nice. The horse back up from a steep angle pretty well towards the top. I can go to the children. And say, ran straight into the back of a horse. Become a barefoot child in tomorrow in the sense of freedom even. Enters the sand, so is recommended, such as Crocs sandals, not shoes. They and camel rides. I put in about 100 m 2 seater 2500 Yen high.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Dance sneakers go sand dune beach sandals, was ❗ step defects et al, is I can't blame on weekdays or encounter with the cute little camel tourists so not much more is a lot of good pictures come out good, I also I want to go in the summer.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Bus time check this if you do not have much luck with the most key points great expectations have been followed by rain a day who visited just once more in the activities that the doctor recommended visit (Japan-site Sun) Yonago, Tottori, than stay lodging picks
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  • July 15, 2017
    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.
  • April 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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 ;)
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 5, 2017
    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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