Tottori Sand Dunes

One of Japan’s Largest Sand Dunes, Featuring a Stunning View.

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Natural Landscape

Along the Sea of Japan and next to Shimane Prefecture’s Shimane City, one of 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 also a sightseeing location that has been 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!

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 for each sculpture is limited, and this ephemeral transience creates a fascinating beauty.

Highlights

  • One of Japan’s largest sand dune
  • The experience plan that includes camel rides is a popular choice.
  • Free admission.
  • Sand Museum is also located nearby.

Videos

Photos

  • Tottori Sand Dunes

    Tottori Sand Dunes

  • Daybreak

    Daybreak

  • Sunset

    Sunset

  • Tottori Sand Dunes, Camels

    Tottori Sand Dunes, Camels

  • Tottori Sand Dunes

    Tottori Sand Dunes

  • Tottori Sand Dunes

    Tottori Sand Dunes

Reviews

5
  • Rong Chen

    頂著大太陽快熱暈了,還沒有地方可以躲。

  • SDC0207

    在砂丘上騎乘駱駝彷彿置身於沙漠之中,另一邊卻能看到海,很奇妙又特殊的感受。

  • Aurora Liu

    很漂亮的地方但風有點大,記得要帶輕便的鞋子去換

  • Day Day

    It's my first time to see the Sand Dune. There's an amazing view!

  • Sarah Liu

    可以拍照、騎駱駝、欣賞海岸線美景、還可以滑沙,超有趣的景點。

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Details

Name in Japanese
鳥取砂丘
Postal Code
689-0105
Address
Fukubecho Yuyama, Tottori City, Tottori
Admission
Free
Access
About 20 minutes by taxi from the JR Tottori Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)