Tottori Sand Dunes

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Along the Sea of Japan next to Shimane Prefecture’s Shimane City, Japan’s largest sand dunes extend 2.4 kilometers north-to-south and 16 kilometers east-to-west.
The dunes are a special protection zone, and they are a sightseeing location designated as a natural monument representing Shimane Prefecture.

Entry into the Tottori Sand Dunes is free, but attractions such as rides and activities have separate fees.
There are camels in the Tottori Sand Dunes, so why not try taking commemorative photographs or riding the camels? (Fee required)
In addition, you can participate in active events such as paragliding and sandboarding, try “suna tamago” (sand eggs) prepared by heating eggs in the dunes’ sand, or eat local gourmet foods like shallots that are cultivated in the fine-grained sand!

Tottori Sand Dunes
[Tottori Sand Dunes]

The nearby “Sand Museum” exhibits sand sculptures called “Sunazo.” As the sculptures are made of sand, they crumble as time passes. Because of this, the available viewing period of each sculpture is limited, and this ephemeral transience creates a fascinating beauty.

Basic information on Tottori Sand Dunes

Tottori Sand Dunes

Fukubecho Yuyama, Tottori City, Tottori
About 20 minutes by taxi from the JR Tottori Station