Things to Do in Tottori Sand Dunes, the Most popular sight seeing spot in Tottori Prefecture.
The Tottori Sand Dunes are the largest sand dunes in Japan. It spreads 16km east to west and 2.4km north to south along the Sea of Japan and the largest elevation difference is about 90 m.
The sand carried by Sendai River originating from Chugoku Mountains and the sand piled up by the coastal wind blow from the Sea of Japan formed the Sand Dunes over a period of almost 100,000 years. It is a breathtaking magnificent landscape.
“Wind ripple patterns”, “Sand curtains”, “Sand pillars” on the sand created by wind are one of the highlights.
There are also many activities to enjoy the scenery such as paragliding and sandboarding, you can fully enjoy nature.
In addition, there is “The Sand Museum” only a short walk from the Tottori Sand Dunes exhibiting sand sculptures, you can enjoy it with wide range of age groups.
Let us introduce the charm of most popular sightseeing spot in Tottori prefecture “Tottori Sand Dunes”!
"Tottori Sand Dunes" are formative beauty created by nature by piling up the sand little by little over 100,000 years
Most of the visitors to Tottori Sand Dunes are overwhelmed by its great presence and breathtaking magnificent landscape.
The sand shows many different faces according to the seasons, and time of the day, and the beauty of the “Wind ripple patterns” created by wind are too beautiful beyond description.
"Activities" to fully enjoy Tottori Sand Dunes
Tottori Sand Dunes is not just a spot to enjoy views!
There are various unique activities to enjoy the scenery in magnificent Sand Dunes such as Sandboarding, Fat Mountain Biking, Paragliding and Yoga.
The scenery from the activity is very popular in the media as “Instagenic Spot”, so many tourists visit to enjoy these activities!
"The Sand Museum" is the world's first museum exhibiting sculptures made of "sand"
“Sand Museum” is the world’s first indoor exhibition of sculptures made of “sand” and only a short walk from the Tottori Sand Dunes.
The Sand Museum exhibits the highest level of sand sculptures in the world and choose a new theme every year under the basic concept “Travel Around the World in Sand”.
Sand sculptures are transient and beautiful because it is made of only sand and water and collapses at the end of the exhibition period and returns to the original sand.
You can enjoy the world of fantastic, delicate, overwhelming scale of sand sculptures.
|Name：||Tottori Sand Dunes|
San’in Kaigan National Park Tottori Sand Dunes Visitor Center
|Business hours：||9:00-17:00 (* Open all year round)|
Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori City, Tottori, 689-0105
|ACCESS：||By Bus /
20 min from Tottori Station.
Get off at the last stop.
By Car /
17 min from Tottori Station (6.6km)