Tottori Sand Dunes; A mini desert in Japan

 

The Tottori Sand Dunes are located near the city of Tottori in Honshu, Japan

 

 

Who would have thought there was a desert in Japan? Of course, not quite a desert, but a large sand dune that almost looks like a desert. The Tottori Sand Dunes are located near the city of Tottori in Honshu, Japan. These hills stretch along the eastern coast of Tottori city for 16 kilometers and are two kilometers wide from the coast. These hills are spread over an area of ​​30 square kilometers.

The Tottori Sand Dunes were created by sediments brought to the Sea of ​​Japan by the Sendai River. Ocean currents and wind help bring sand to the beach, where the wind constantly changes its shape. The highest hill is about 90 meters above sea level and its slope can reach 40 degrees. Technically, it’s not a desert, but the sands can reach 50 degrees on sunny summer days. Also, resistant species of plants and animals are also found in this area.

 

Also, these hills have existed for more than 100,000 years, but due to the reforestation program by the government after World War II, the area of ​​the deserts is decreasing. In addition, concrete barriers built to protect the beach from tsunamis have hampered the bringing of sand to the beach. The Tottori Sand Dunes attract about 2 million visitors each year, most of them from Japan and East Asia.

 

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The Tottori Sand Dunes stretch along the east coast of Tottori City for 16 kilometers

 

Tottori Sand Dunes

 

Tottori sand dunes are spread over an area of ​​30 square kilometers

 

Tottori Sand Dunes

 

The Tottori Sand Dunes were created by sediments brought to the Sea of ​​Japan by the Sendai River

 

Tottori Sand Dunes

 

The highest hill is about 90 meters above sea level and its slope can reach 40 degrees

 

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Tottori sand dunes have existed for over 100,000 years

 

Sightseeing places in Japan, places of entertainment in Japan

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