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Tottori Sand Dunes

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Address: Yuyama Fukubecho, Tottori 680-0947, Tottori Prefecture
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Nice but a lot of tourists

Not surprising given all the publicity that many tourists go there. If you have a hire car you can drive past the jammed bits and get a bit of peace and quiet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Friedrichshafen, Germany
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hot day when I was there. Not many foreign tourists. Place is considered off the beaten path. Landscape is magnificient with Japan Sea. Sand is soft but you cannot swim. Windy. There are places for you to wash off the sand, still I went home with sand in my bag and shoes. I love the experience as... More 

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Thank Dino4theWorld
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really want to see a big sand dune in Japan, it's near by the sea. There's a camel for visitor to take photos. We walk to the top of the big sand dune, then we can see the big sea, the view is good and feeling specially. I enjoy the up and down on the sand. I traveled here... More 

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Thank KWTse
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing! Impressive! Wonderful! Although not many foreign tourists come here, this is without doubt one of must-sees in Japan. You will regret, if you do not go there, but never regret coming here.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Rohnert Park, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Made plans to go Paragliding with Tottori Paragliding Experience School (Phone: 0857-24-6124). When I got there we started with hang gliding because it was pretty windy that morning. Then after an hour or so of basic training in hang gliding, we switched to paragliding. Unfortunately only got to make one jump because then it started to rain pretty hard. I... More 

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Thank Kristin B
Munich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Not surprising given all the publicity that many tourists go there. If you have a hire car you can drive past the jammed bits and get a bit of peace and quiet.

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Thank MunichEricJ
Tokyo, Japan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

It seems like it's just a big beach, but it's actually really cool to walk through the sand dunes. You can ride a camel or go sand surfing amongst many activities. Over the large dune, you can get to the beach. Swimming is not allowed, but it's relaxing to wade in the waves.

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Thank Natasha D
Hong Kong SAR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

The sand dunes are the biggest and the only one in Japan. It will take some energy to climb to the top but the view of the sand dunes on one side and the sea on the other side is magnificent.

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Iwakuni, Japan
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Yes Japan has Desert and Yes it's AMAZING!!! Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan A breathtaking, beautiful natural land formation, created by sand and winds over the last 100,000 years. The Tottori Sand Dunes, located in the east of Tottori Prefecture, are the largest sand hills in Japan. They are 16 kilometers long from east to west and 2 kilometers wide from... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

On a nice day, have a nice walk over the sand dunes, or even riding a camel. At night, enjoy lying on the sand watching over the night sky full of stars - low light pollution. During Christmas, enjoy the beautiful illumination. So glittering and Christmassy

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Thank AnthonyVun
Nara, Japan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This place is the best. You can see an amazing view of the ocean from the top of the sand dunes, take pictures and ride camels, and actually feel like in some desert .You can go there either with your friends or family , or lover why not and it is going to be an experience that you will never... More 

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