Tottori Sand Dunes - Desert in Japan

Sand, ocean and sky - ride camels, sandboard and more

By George Popescu    - 1 min read

This awesome sand formation was created naturally over thousands of years and it is constantly growing. It is quite a connection between land, ocean, and sky. The views are amazing and you can hardly believe that you are still in Japan. The highest sand dune is about 47 meters tall and looking down towards the ocean you can almost wish you could fly over it. The area also has some green vegetation, particularly special flowers that are native to the area. It is about 16 km in length from the east side of the Uradome coast to the west where it reaches the Hakuto coast. In terms of fun, you can get a ride on a camel, or try sandboarding and even paragliding over the sand. I would recommend this destination for everyone, since it is quite an interesting and refreshing view of another part of Japan. 

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George Popescu

George Popescu @george.popescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and after a brief stay in London, England I settled and lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years. I moved to Tokyo in late 2013 and have lived here ever since. I enjoy exploring the city with my camera as well as going to many special events that Tokyo has to offer every year. There are so many incredible things and places to see in this country and they all need to be enjoyed and documented as well as shared with the world.