Tottori Sand Dunes
The Tottori Sand Dunes are the largest sand dunes in Japan. While sand dunes are not typically associated with Japan, it is nevertheless a great place to visit! The size of the dunes is quite large however, because they are situated along the Sea of Japan, some people may see it more as a large beach. In order to best appreciate the dunes, I would recommend viewing them from in front of the dunes (from a distance away) and also to walk atop the dunes around the center. From the central part of the dunes, there are areas where you cannot see the distant foliage, so it feels more like a desert. The sand dunes are particularly beautiful in the early morning when there are no footprints or people getting in the way of the natural beauty of the sand and ruining the patterns that form over night (and after rain). It is also an amazing place to view the sunrise!