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Tottori Dune

Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori, Tottori Prefecture 689-0105 , Japan
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Ranked #2 of 40 attractions in Tottori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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278 reviews 278 reviews
158 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Yokohama, Japan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Visited with kids aged 12, 10, 9 and 3. We all had a great time! The end of our trip to the dunes came way too fast. Imagine standing on top of a gorgeous, perfect, monstrous sand dune and seconds later after a run/slide down the dune be swimming in crystal clear water! That is Tottori Sand Dunes. Technically the... More

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Tottori, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

It's crazy hot if you go in August, pretty mild in April. Fun to run and slide down the steep sand hills. Beautiful views out to sea. Camels cost around 500 yen to get your photo taken with them, or 1500-1800 to ride on one for a few minutes. Great touristy fun. The nashi pear ice-cream is recommended, and a... More

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Daisen-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

beautiful. powerful. just amazing! you should go to there

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