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Tottori Sand Dunes

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Address: Yuyama Fukubecho, Tottori 680-0947, Tottori Prefecture
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It's different when I saw Tottori in May and in December when it's cold and cloudy. I realized it was more beautiful when you go up the hill and appreciate the vast scenery of the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
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Yazu-cho, Japan
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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a walking distance when you go from the bottom to the top of the sand dune, and the view is magnificent, worthy to spend three hours there including lunch. The Japanese sashimi lunch at the tourism centre base hut there was reasonably priced and also good to try.

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Thank Shinfua
Osaka, Japan
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245 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always wanted to go Tottori dessert dune. Finally, made it and we've got lost because it was huge!!! ずっと来たかった鳥取砂丘にやっと来れました。浜辺には海外のゴミの山でよく見てみると海外から流れ辿り着いたゴミです。掃除したら綺麗のに。でもきりがないのかも。砂漠はとても大きく迷子になりました!

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Thank erikamix
Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Tottori sand dune shows paradoxical blend of 3S namely sea, sand and snow. A nice place to witness the nature craftsmanship. A string of cable cars offers a nice panoramic view of the sandy scene in a bit adventurous way. A sure place to visit in Tottori..

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Thank Hua M
Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Sanddune. Walk around and see the sights and play POKEMON Go! Because there are POKEMON stops every 100meters. In summer, probably early mornings are the best time for playing. There are Gyms to play too.

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Seville, Spain
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270 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The prospect of a trudging up a high sand dune on a cold and blustery winter's day may not seem that attractive, but it is well worth it. The first view across the dunes is breath taking - as is the subsequent climb (in a more literal sense). With the cold biting wind whipping up the sand, it is still... More 

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Thank mabinho
Yazu-cho, Japan
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's different when I saw Tottori in May and in December when it's cold and cloudy. I realized it was more beautiful when you go up the hill and appreciate the vast scenery of the sand dune. And at the other side you will find a beautiful sea.

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Thank sandune331
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Be prepared to walk in deep sand and enjoy a wonderful view of sand and sea. It is often windy so dress well and bring your camera.

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were there on a rainy day, so did not manage to see or get on camels to go around the dunes. Only saw some signs about camels. You will need to take the ropeway to get to the sand dunes. Get on top of the dunes, see and hear the ocean... you will definitely not expect to see these... More 

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Thank mint87
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Just shows how varied geological Japan is! If your passing through these parts it is worth a visit, this and the Sand museum and Nashi's (Asian pears) are what makes Tottori!!

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Thank alanf2016
Singapore, Singapore
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174 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Beyond the dunes, there is a sea which people seldom see... it is on the west coast of Japan where less people go over to... vs. the great cities of Tokyo, Osaka etc. amazing!!

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