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Tottori Sand Dunes

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Address: Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori 689-0105 , Tottori Prefecture

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Big dunes, cold sea

Tottori was a side trip while some friends visited family and we had a couple of spare days. Tottori itself was an interesting town with very few foreigners, but I had seen the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Tottori is a small city but the view of the sand dunes is amazing. I felt like i was in dessert there. This is another one amazing view of Japan!

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Kobe, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

These sand dunes are unique in Japan, but probably not a must-see for a traveler with limited time in country, unless you want to take a touristy snapshot of a camel in the sands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tottori was a side trip while some friends visited family and we had a couple of spare days. Tottori itself was an interesting town with very few foreigners, but I had seen the references to the sand dunes and camels and thought it would be fun and interesting. We did not go to the sand museum, but the bus that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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Address: Address: Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori 689-0105 , Tottori Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Tottori Prefecture  >  Tottori

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