Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘)
The sand was slippery and I had to take care not to fall over. The dunes aren’t entirely flat land, so to reach the ocean side, you’d have to somehow slowly walk (struggle) up a hill then back down again later. The place is made up entirely of sand. It was a very interesting experience.
I even got to ride a camel!! It’s 500 Yen to sit on the camel for a photo, or 1300 Yen to ride for 3 minutes + a photo! The men at the camel booth were a bit aggressive as they shouted at some tourists who wanted to take a photo of a white fluffy camel taking a break. Apparently you are not allowed to freely take pictures of the camels unless you pay.
In the distance I saw someone paragliding! I would love to try it in the future. The ocean was raging with waves, grey skies and cold winds. I’m sure the dunes would look much more prettier on a warm day and before the humans arrive!! The sand was filled with footprints already. I read that if you go during summer it gets crazy HOT!
Visiting the Sand Dunes was once in a life time thing, I wouldn’t return again. But I would love to visit more of Tottori as I know there’s so much more amazing things to see and do.