2016年07月22日

'Tottori Sakyu' in Tottori Prefecture, lying along the coast of the Japan Sea, is one of the largest sand dunes in Japan.

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This sand dune has been created by the combination of the tide running toward the coast line with the sand on the seabed and the prevailing wind drifting the sand accumulated along the beach to further inland. 16 kilometers from east to west, 2.4 kilometers from north to south and the maximum difference of altitude is 90 meters. There run three ridges parallel along the coast, and a small grass area with springs is found in the bottom of this sand dune. As the locals in this neighborhood are growing 'rakkyo' scallions and yams, windbreaks are planted to prevent the sand dune from expanding though, the sand area is gradually growing recently. Making the most of the strong wind from the sea and the big difference of altitude, young people go hang gliding as well as paragliding. In addition, camels for riding are in service for the sightseers who want to feel as if they were in the Gobi Desert in Central Asia.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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