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Tottori Sand Dune

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Address: Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori 689-0105 , Tottori Prefecture

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More challenging than it looks

Went in the late afternoon, it was very windy, and climbing the slope was waaay harder than I expected! Not sure if it was the wind, but my ears hurt a lot after reaching the top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Tottori sand dunes are famous because they are some of the largest dunes in Japan. What's strange about them is that they exist in the Sanin region,a place notorious for lots of rain. The dunes are small but impressive if you've never seen other dunes. The camel rides are a bit overkill. If you do go, dress comfortably, wear a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went in the late afternoon, it was very windy, and climbing the slope was waaay harder than I expected! Not sure if it was the wind, but my ears hurt a lot after reaching the top. On the other side is the ocean, which was very pretty! Ended up with shoefuls of sand, but a definitely a fun experience! Sadly... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It was my first sand dunes ever. I never thought that Japan have this kind of scenery before. I enjoy my visit and love the scenery as well. Try pear ice cream at down town of tottori since it was the icon of this city. Pear.

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Osaka, Japan
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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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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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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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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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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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