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A Geosite of the largest sand dunes in Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes
(Tottori Sand Dunes)

The Tottori Sand Dunes are the most famous coastal dunes in Japan. You can observe the geological features unique to sand dunes such as clear sand lines with distinctive ups and downs as well as blowouts. The Tottori Sand Dunes are the only dunes in Japan designated as a national, natural monument.

主な見どころ

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Fukube Dunes
The Fukube Dune is a coastal dune that is 70 meters in height at its highest point. On the south side of the sand erosion control forest, there are Japanese leek fields. There used to be a back swamp called Lake Yuyama.
Tottori Sand Dunes Geopark Center
0857‐22‐0021
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Exposure of volcanic ash strata (old dunes and new dunes)
Dunes below the volcanic ash stratum are old dunes, while dunes above the volcanic ash stratum are new dunes. The stratum of volcanic ashes consists of Oyama Kurayoshi Pumice accumulated about 50,000 years ago. These strata are important for learning about how the Tottori Dunes were formed.
Tottori Sand Dunes Geopark Center
0857‐22‐0021
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Tanegaike Pond
This pond was formed when the dunes blocked the water running from the valleys. The pond is about 3.4 km in circumference, and 17 m in depth at the deepest point. This is the deepest pond in the Chugoku region.
Tottori Sand Dunes Geopark Center
0857‐22‐0021
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Tottori Sand Dunes The Sand Museum
This is a museum at a corner of the Tottori Dunes. This is the first all-weather museum specializing in sand sculptures. With a concept of “Sand Worldwide Travel,” the museum exhibits sculptures on a different theme every year. The sculptures are made only using the sand of old dunes and water.
Tottori Sand Dunes, the Sand Museum
0857-20-2231
 
 

ガイドさんのおすすめポイント!

The most recommended place is the starting point of the Tottori Dunes. This is the point from where you step into the extraordinary world of sand dunes. Climbing up the stairs, you will be overwhelmed to see the landscape of sand before your eyes. In the early morning, you will enjoy the dunes with no one else around you. In the evening, you will be charmed by the sun setting over the Umanose Dune. The sand dunes will excite you like nothing in your daily life can.

Tottori Sand Dunes Geopark Center  Naoto Tabuchi
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問い合わせ先
Tottori Convention & Tourism Association   2F Nikko Hondori Building, 160 Suehiro Onsen Town, Tottori City
TEL
0857-26-0756
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モデルコース

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■鳥取砂丘西コース
【テーマ】砂丘に生きる人々の暮らし
【内 容】砂丘ラッキョウの栽培など、砂丘地に成り立つ人々の暮らしや美しい景観が楽しめるコース
【見 所】鳥取砂丘ジオパークセンター、火山灰層露頭、鳥取砂丘砂の美術館、弁天宮(多鯰ケ池)、ラッキョウ畑、五輪石塔群、弥長神社、一ツ山離水海食洞
【距 離】約5.9km(基本コース)、約2.8km(ラッキョウ畑コース)
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■鳥取砂丘西コース
【テーマ】砂が動く!生きている砂丘の景観
【内 容】砂丘の砂の動きや地形、砂丘の成り立ちや砂丘に生きる動植物を楽しめるコース
【見 所】鳥取砂丘ジオパークセンター、馬の背(第2砂丘列)とオアシス、火山灰露出地、追後スリバチ、合せケ谷スリバチ、一里松・有島武郎歌碑、弁天宮(多鯰ケ池)、鳥取砂丘砂の美術館、火山灰層露頭
【距 離】約4.9km(基本コース)、約2km(砂丘地内周遊コース)
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