Chapter 628: Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘)

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.

—Tofu

7 thoughts on “Chapter 628: Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘)

  1. I never been there may be some day will try plan it to this part of Japan. The Camel you sit on looks old and and it’s legs are really weak and pathetic. The owners not treated this camel for sure. The real camel ride you will enjoy in deserts of middle east and in India Rajasthan Thar deserts. They made it very commercial even if they dnt allow tourists to take a clip. But it’s a rare thing in japan and may be its their Way of safeguard their interest. It’s all happens in the tourists spots many are protective on rare things.
    Enjoy the best of Sand shows. Cheers

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