Writer: Cate Bissell

In between travelling around Japan and writing articles about Japanese culture, Cate studies Japanese in Nagano prefecture. In her free time, she loves to hike, rock climb, surf, read, and travel. She has also lived in Nagoya. Her favorite Japanese foods are misokatsu, oden, zenzai, anything with matcha, melon pan, and of course sushi!

Trekking Through the Sands of Japan: A Visit Tottori Prefecture’s Sand Dunes

When visiting Tottori Prefecture, a visit to the Tottori Sakyu (Tottori Sand Dunes), part of Sanin Kaigan National Park, is mandatory! These sand dunes stretch along 16 kilometers of the Sea of Japan’s coastline. They, the biggest sand dunes in Japan, were formed when sediment carried from the nearby Chugoku Mountains by the Sendaigawa River was washed out to the Sea of Japan. The dunes themselves were formed as the sand was redeposited on shore.

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