Japan’s biggest sand dune is in Tottori (鳥取), called Tottori Sakyu (鳥取砂丘), and I was ecstatic when I was sent there to cover for a teacher. Since the company covered my transportation costs and classes always started in the late afternoon, that meant that I could go as early as possible to go site-seeing before work. 😀
Although Tottori Sand Dune is popular with over 2 million visitors a year, this is still off the beaten path because the vast majority of the visits are from Japan or nearby east Asian countries. It is also on the other side of the country away from the Shinkansen (bullet train), so it’s not nearly as convenient for international tourists on a time limit.
So, let me show you this beautiful sandy neck of Japan for this week’s Photo Friday.
On your way out (or in), make sure that you don’t miss the beautiful sand sculpture art! ↓
I’ve never seen such large sand sculptures like these. Japan’s biggest sand dune – Tottori Sakyu – is also my first sand dune experience. Have you been to a sand dune or a desert?