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Tottori Dune

Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori, Tottori Prefecture 689-0105 , Japan
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Tottori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts
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Honolulu
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223 reviews 223 reviews
71 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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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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
81 helpful votes 81 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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