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Nature of Tottori -Sand Dunes and Uradome coast-


Tottori
4 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

The number of foreign visitors is increasing in Tottori, especially those who are curious about
the countryside of Japan.
The nature of Tottori includes the sand dunes and Uradome coast, one of the most well-known destinations within San'in Kaigan Coast Geopark. They are closely located.
I would like to introduce to you a 4-hour tour in Tottori. Please enjoy the varied nature.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazu.

  • Tottori Sand Dunes: Walking and feeling the wonders of nature in the largest coastal sand dunes in Japan.
  • Uradome coast: Enjoy looking over wonderful landscapes in the Geopark by sea and by land.

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What to Expect

Tottori Sand Dunes:
Fisrt, we will stop at the Visitor Center, where you will pick up some technically supported information about the wonders and the beauties created in this sand dunes.
Then, you will step in the awesome view of the tall sand hill. If you wish and weather allows, we will walk in a bit steep slope for about 15 minutes upto the summit, from where you will look down a breathtaking view of the vast Sea of Japan. We can stroll the dunes exploring the nature, too.

Uradome coast:
You will enjouy the Geopark landscapes from the sea in a sightseeing boat (40-50 minutes, no service in winter season). And we will use a special budget taxi for the tour by land. You will vist a few viewing platforms along the coastal road. Please enjoy full of photo taking opportunities there.
This course will include a short walk on a gentle slope to the top of a cliff. From there you can see a picturesque view of Sengan Matsushima, one of the iconic landscapes of the Geopark.

When the sightseeing boat is cancelled due to bad weather, recommended is either one of the following indoor tours.
a)Tour to San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the earth and sea (Entrance fee is free. Closed on
Mondays & Dec.29 - Jan.3)
You will learn more in detail about the nature of the Geopark.
b)Tottori Sand Museum (Admission fee is required. Closed during January - March)
This is the world first indoor museum for sand sculptures. It will be an amazing spectacular sight with
18 grand sand sculptures exhibited for this year in the space of approx. 3,000 M2.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Tottori JR station or your hotel in Tottori city or anywhere you like.
Ending Point Tottori JR station or your hotel in Tottori city or anywhere you like.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

・Guide fee
・Pick-up fee privided meeting point is within walking distance from Tottori JR station.

What‘s not included

You have to pay the following expenses for you and for your guide.
・Transportation fee: *Special budget taxi (1-3 passengers) 2000 yen/passenger for max. 3-hour.
We will use special budget taxi for the first three hours, because the trip destination is in a rural
area. * Sightseeing boat either 1300 yen/adult or 2100 yen/adult depending on the size of boat.
Public bus from Tottori sand dunes to Tottori JR station 370 yen/passenger.
・Admission fee: *Sand museum 600 yen/adult if we visit.
・All other expenses including meals if any.
Note: These fees indicated with * mark will be exempted from payment for your guide.

If meeting point is not located within walking distance from Tottori JR station, travel expense has to be paid by you for your guide.

Important

・It is suggested you ware walking shoes and take an umbrella with you.

・If you have a request for changes on this tour plan, like cancelling a part of the tour or adding a new
tour to your itinerary, please feel free to inform. I am very flexible and glad to make a new
customized tour plan for your own trip.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Lauren Lauren Japan ( Friends )
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“ Lovely day in Tottori ”

Kazu took good care of us and helped us with a very customized itinerary. It was so hot on this day but we all still really enjoyed. He has a kind heart and welcoming spirit.

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