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Day 121 - Unveiling the Wonders of Tottori: Exploring the Sand Dunes and Sand Museum

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Day 121 (02 May 2023) - Tottori, Japan


DAY 121 (02 MAY 2023) –Today, the four of us - Sri, Kumaran, Thinesh and myself decided to explore some sandy locations in Tottori.

At first, we visited the Tottori Sand Dunes, which is next to a beach. At a length of 9 miles (14 km) and less than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide, it is the largest sand dune in Japan.

These sand dunes were formed by strong winds blowing sediment deposits from the Sea of Japan, over a span of 100, 000 years. Visitors can also go on a camel ride.

We had to park our bikes at a designated parking with special locks for our bikes. Before leaving, we collected the release key after paying a parking fee.

Later, we visited the Tottori Sand Museum, which was nearby. It is the world’s first permanent indoor exhibition space dedicated to sand art.

The art work here was impressive, some of which were done by international sculptors. The entrance fee was 1000 yen (RM 32).

These last few days, I had a pleasant bike trip with these three young guys and I wish them well in life! After saying my goodbyes to each of them, I left for a 4 hour ride to Hiroshima.



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