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Tottori Sand Dunes

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Address: Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori 689-0105 , Tottori Prefecture
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cool but kinda dead - try sand boarding

did some boarding as well boarding is good intro for first timer but the dunes are way too small for a real adventure or for expert boarders rest of the area is interesting but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

did some boarding as well boarding is good intro for first timer but the dunes are way too small for a real adventure or for expert boarders rest of the area is interesting but it's not like Mohave or something ! very hot visit in July was ok 30-34c

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was really a unique experience in Japan. It was rainy day but we had so much fun. Playing with the sand, sitting on the sand and enjoying the view of Japan sea was really relaxing. You can also ride a camel if you want to. But it`s not free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We had a family trip to tottori sand dune recently. We tried paragliding there. It was a wonderful experience and even my 9 years old son could fly by himself. Although it was rainy day, we still had great fun.

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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