日本での一年間

March 18, 2009

The Tottori Sand Dunes

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 10:55 am

Tottori is the capital city of Tottori prefecture, the Japanese prefecture with the smallest population. It is best known for it’s sand dunes, the only sand dunes in Japan and the only major tourist attraction in Tottori. The sand dunes are very picturesque, going right up to the edge of the Sea of Japan.

Our first view of the Sand Dunes

Our first view of the Sand Dunes

A camel, one of four that you can pay to have a short ride on.

A camel, one of four that you can pay to have a short ride on.

The camels arent native. Theyre imported from China.

The camels aren't native. They're imported from China.

Looking out over his kingdom

Looking out over his kingdom

We lucked out with some amazing weather

We lucked out with some amazing weather

After an exhausting climb, we reached the top and were able to look out at the sea

After an exhausting climb, we reached the top and were able to look out at the sea

Some fellow climbers

Some fellow climbers

the oasis below

the oasis below

A small piece of sand that hasnt been walked all over and still shows the effects of the wind

A small piece of sand that hasn't been walked all over and still shows the effects of the wind

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2 Comments »

  1. Is this the place where that novel/movie “Woman in the Dunes” takes place? 😀 It doesn’t look like Japan at all, does it? I was just in Morocco and rode on a camel there, but it was a one-hump type. I’ve never seen two-hump camels like that before!!

    Comment by reccaphoenix — March 21, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  2. Yeah, they filmed Woman in the Dunes here.
    That’s funny that you’ve never seen a 2 humped camel because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a one humped camel.

    Comment by myyearinjapan — March 24, 2009 @ 8:36 am


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