Tottori Sand Dunes

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Tottori Sand Dunes
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Lorna N
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Tottori Sand dunes
Feb 2020
I enjoyed the dunes on a mild winter day. So it was easy and comfortable to hike up and take in the beautiful scenery that includes the sea. Simply breathtaking
Written March 9, 2020
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Roksana
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Desert in Japan!
Feb 2020 • Friends
My main attraction to come to Tottori was the sand dune! I couldn't believe the first time I heard that there is a desert in Tottori! I was so happy to see it finally. The sand, the sea and the vast sky, unbelievably beautiful combination! I couldn't see any camel this time. So I want to visit again!
Written February 27, 2020
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Cierrann
Seattle, WA39 contributions
Camels in Japan?
Dec 2019
This is a smaller piece of the sand dunes which used to be in this area. They have camels which you can ride and have your picture taken. Unfortunately, sand dunes are not rare where I live, but I completely understand that this place is a bit special considering where it is. The little science museum attached was great fun. Although my husband and I both study (and taught) science, we learned quite a lot from the science room. A very nice man, spent quite some time sharing with us about shadows and dunes. He could not speak English, and my Japanese is poor. However, the conversation was mostly in onomatopoeia which was so Japanese and wonderful and quite informative! Also, walking on sand dunes is great exercise!
Written February 17, 2020
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Cheng Lile
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A wonderful trip and a good weather
Feb 2020
This is the second time I went to Tottori Sand Dune. This time is winter. And last time was summer. Both were so amazing.
Especially thanks for a good weather. Perfect!!! The sea of Nihon sea was so blue ,which was a good contrast with the Sand Dune. It seemed you can touch the cloud and the sky when you view form the lower place.
I will try to go there again if there is a chance.
Here are some advice for you if you want to go there.
1.If you want to see nice wind ripple, Please go there early.
2.You can rent long boots for free at the souvenir shops. And put your shoes at the locker(100 yen)
3.You can try wear sun glasses because the sunlight was a little strong.
4.Try to take jumping photos.
Written February 14, 2020
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潔程 蒋
4 contributions
It's so amazing.
Feb 2020
good points

It's my first time to see the Sand Dune. before I got there, it's really hard for me to imagine both the Sand Dune and the sea will be so close.
After I visit there, I was totally impressed. The sand is very soft , and the sea is so pretty. we also very lucky to visit there on such a good day.
The sky is blue , almost the same color as the sea. I would like to stay at the sand Dune , just set down there without any thinking.
And I also recommend the company huberjapan. They can provide really nice service, the “Tomodachi guide” is really so nice. They can be your friends even you finish this trip. Thanks, Huber Japan provides a great campaign for foreign students.
Written February 14, 2020
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Waralee
16 contributions
Sand Dunes in my memory
Feb 2020
Sand Dunes is the highlight of my trip. The view is very unique. It looks like you stand in the desert, but the weather is not hot. therefore, you can enjoy taking a photo as much as you would like to. In addtion, when you try climb to the top of the Sand Dunes, you will see the beautiful sea and wave. It is also windy that make me feel fresh.
Written February 12, 2020
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Veha S
7 contributions
Sand Dunes is an amazing place.
Feb 2020
Nature make me fill more incredible especially Sand Dunes. It is really nice place in Japan. The desert was made by the sand flowing from the see. it is moving every time. it has been building for many millions years. You must visiting here once time in your life.
Written February 12, 2020
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Linh L
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my heart exploded
Feb 2020
I did some narrow research about Tottori and found out that this is the least-populated prefecture in Japan. Coupled with the fact that I was told by my friend that Tottori station is so “old”, where they do not have the automatic machine to check the travel ticket, instead, there will be some staff greeting you and checking your paper tickets, and that the big image of the area is just the sand dune, I did think that I would not go the whole way to the region. But I was wrong, totally wrong.
Luckily, I got invited by my friend to go there. I just have one day in Tottori, but I was able to travel quite a lot (we have a car, and the driving was just so nice). Coming to the place in winter (Feb, 9th) is just amazing. This was not the first time I see snow, but I have to say it just so amazing.
Our schedule was like:
6:49 Depart from Saijo station (Higashi Hiroshima city) ~ 10:17 Tottori Station (taking Shinkansen and express train)
Heading for Tottori Sand dune by car
Going to the Uradome Coast nearby
Driving to Tottori karo port seafood market to have lunch there
Visiting Kurayoshi White Wall Street
Looking for my shoe in Bamboo Forests and Old Railway or Taikyuji Station (which was defunct in 1985)
Heading back to Tottori Station from 6 pm and take the train at 7pm, and be home sweet home at around 23 pm.
This is the first time travelling that I did not prepare myself with hours of reading about the location. Could it be called travel for fun? No, I would love to call this is travel for learning while being able to enjoy so much. I was not a big fan of taking picture all the time, as I thought that it would be better if I enjoy the moment with my eyes, instead of seeing the scenery with my eyes through the camera’s lens. Luckily I still took some pictures, the viewing there was so gorgeous that I could not help taking picture as memory. I would hate myself so much if I would ever forget about the day I go to Tottori.
I am not that a big fan of sand dune, but I was so curious about what the wind from Russia can create arts on the sand. The wind was just so strong, which is so lovely. I could feel it lift me up emotionally, and physically. If there had been no one there, I could have scream for 1 hour there.
The sand museum was closed on the day I went there, but I did not care (which is strange of me), I spent time in the souvenir store nearby instead. Normally, I would buy nothing, but the store was so nice offering me with a lot, A LOT, of what-must-to-buy or at least need-to-try-for-free there that I could not help waiting to bring everything home! The store was so nice, have to say again.
Uradome Coast, no vocabulary can explain the beauty of her. I am jealous.
The sea food market, I did not know it was so famous, until I got home. Still, I have managed to eat really good for cheap price. It was so funny, the same music and announcement was played in the bathroom, in the restaurant, and the market! (which, to me, is funny : ) ) Please make sure to take a look at the market.
Kurayoshi White Wall Street, I don’t know, for me, I thought I can spend 2 days there, or even just 1.5 hour is just enough, or 2 years? I mean, I don’t know. The place was just so nice. I love sumo so much. Don’t look for the picture there in google (of course you will~), the place was just magic, picture could not describe it. The snow there was just so gentle, gently falling down… bla bla bla
Make sure to get to the old railway also. Get lost there. I hate it when I could not express beautifully what I felt. But my heart was physically getting bigger when I went there.
This place and my accompanies pushed/ are pushing me to love Japan so much, No, I would go for the smaller word, Tottori, I want to hug you so much.
Written February 10, 2020
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Pilaluck T
15 contributions
Amazing And Unseen Tottori Prefecture
Feb 2020
We started our trip from Saicho Station, Higashi Hiroshima to Tottori Station and then continue to Tottori sand dunes. The first time I saw it was something amazing. The Sand dunes and ocean waves that match each other perfectly. From then, travel to the Uradome Coast. It is a very beautiful place, we can walk up the mountain to get a better view and enjoined the winter wind. After that, we traveled to Kurayoshi White Wall Street. It is a quiet village but there are interesting things. There is a museum about Sumo to learn. And there are shops that are unique to buy souvenirs. And the last place in Tottori is Bamboo Forests and Old Railway. We had fun walking through the snow on the old railway line that had bamboo trees all around. It is a remarkable place. This is amazing and unseen Tottori.
Written February 10, 2020
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Saiful
Yamaguchi, Japan7 contributions
Visiting Tottori Sand Dunes
Feb 2020
Under the Sanin Campaign, Tottori prefecture is offering for foreign tourists a three-hour taxi drive with only 2000 yen which is available right in the information center of Tottori Station. Driving and guiding with warm Japanese hospitality will help to visit almost all tourist destinations of the prefecture. This prefecture has many beautiful places yet uncovered to strangers. It includes almost everything from a beautiful coastline to ruined castles, snowy mountains to the vigilant fish market. Tottori Sand-dune, resembling desert, is the largest in Japan and a traveler can adventure Camel Riding.
Written February 5, 2020
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