Tottori Sand Dunes
One of Japan’s Largest Sand Dunes, Featuring a Stunning View.
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.
One of Japan’s largest sand dune
The experience plan that includes camel rides is a popular choice.
Sand Museum is also located nearby.
It's my first time to see the Sand Dune. There's an amazing view!
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Fukubecho Yuyama, Tottori City, Tottori
- About 20 minutes by taxi from the JR Tottori Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)