The Tottori Sand Dunes offer a unique experience to visitors to the area. The rolling dunes on the coast of the Sea of Japan are similar to those that are normally found in desert areas. This makes them an excellent place to try a rare sport in the form of sandboarding.
This activity is available year-round with Tottori home to some of the best sandboarding around. While those who have snowboarded in the past may find themselves at home on the dunes, there are English lessons available complete with full gear rental for anyone from total beginner to pro. Afterwards, take a break from riding the sand and explore the beautiful beaches themselves. See the rare desert plant life and even meet and ride camels in the dunes nearby.