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Tottori Dune

Address: Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori 689-0105 , Tottori Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 45 Attractions in Tottori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Osaka, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There is not much to see and if you have ever seen a real Sahara or a sandy beach then here is just... If you are passing by and have some time and don't know what to do, then give it a go

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Purposely went to Tottori to see the and dunes. When I first reach there, it start to snow. It is too cold to go outside and I wait for 15 minutes and the sun come out and the snow goes away. Rent a boot at the shop there. It is very cold in December and the weather is sunny and... More 

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The most impressive of the trip to Tottori is the tourist taxi,it costs only 1,000 yen for full three hours.There plenty of courses [three places] for you to choose, but of course the first one is the most interesting; small islands,sand dune,andsand museum. The three hours is suffecient, though the driver cannot speak English, there's no problem at all.I love... More 

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Honolulu
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79 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A large beach area with huge sand dunes. Interesting walk to the front dune to look at the nice beach scenery. Good exercise. Fine sand quickly gets into your shoes. Some shops rent out rubber boots. Take the bus at loading area #0 at the Tottori Train Station. 370-yen. First trip is at 9:10 a.m. Go to the last stop... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The landscape is stunning, but not a must see for people who are in Japan for the first time. I went from Kyoto to Tottori by train which was a nice but long ride. You have to take the bus from Tottori train station to the dunes (ask at the tourist information inside the station). I would visit the dunes... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

this place give you a feeling of going to a desert. They even have camel there! actually it's a large collection of sand forming from the wind from the sea and the land. i went there taking a taxi service for tourist, which is reasonably cheap. the cost is 1,000 Y for 3 hours and you can go anywhere during... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It was a cold, drizzly, windy day when we went, but was a such a different experience in Japan that it was really worth it. It was a tough walk up and down the dunes. Don't expect lots of dunes, but what is there is quite large. Sadly we didn't see the camels, but if I was a camel I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were lucky to visit the dunes on a sunny, non-windy day. Although early autumn it was still very hot and there were many Japanese tourists enjoying the sights. You take the local bus from outside the JR station and get off at the top of a small hill where there is a huge restaurant, gift shop and parking for... More 

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Suwa-shi, Nagano, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I had fun in the dunes! I rode the camel, too. Camel ride is quite expensive, 1,800 yen for a 5-6 minutes ride but if you're up to experiencing new things you might as well try it. It's fun walking on the sand and the view of the dunes on a bright sunny day is great. Wear boots if you... More 

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Somerset
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The last thing I expected to see in Japan were sand dunes of this proportion and then out of the blue here we are in Tottori walking on the Dunes. Arriving by the ropeway you arrive to see huge dunes in front of you. Walk all the way accrose the sand and up the dune to look way down to... More 

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