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Tottori Sand Dunes
 
 
     
 
Artistic beauty of nature created by the sand and wind
The Tottori Sand Dunes offer various sceneries, which are sometimes dynamic and other times tranquil. Visitors will find fumon, saren, and other picturesque patterns formed by the wind on the sand. These patterns change every time the wind blows, creating an artistic beauty of nature. Especially in the early morning, visitors may be overwhelmed by the scale and beauty of the dunes, whose entire surface is embellished with the wind-swept patterns newly created on the sand overnight and not yet walked upon. The dunes also offer a breathtaking view of the sunset over the Sea of Japan, enabling visitors to enjoy the subtle and constantly changing colors of the sea and sky.
       
●Tel/0857-20-2231(Tottori Sand Dunes Information Center, Sand Pal Tottori)
◆Access/20 min. by bus from JR Tottori Stn.
       
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Nageiredo Hall of Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple
 
 
     
 
A national treasure-designated, miraculous structure built on a precipitous cliff
Nageiredo Hall, or "Thrown-in Hall," was built as if suspended on a precipitous cliff. Legend has it that an ascetic named “En-no-Gyoja” threw the hall into the hollow from the foot of the mountain, using his mystical powers. The structure is so miraculous and even seems to be humanly impossible that it is no wonder such a legend remains alive. Nageiredo Hall fascinates visitors with its beautiful appearance, which varies according to the season. The entire vicinity has been designated as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty.
       
●Open/Open (temple): 8:00 - 17:00 Climbing to Nageiredo Hall: 8:00 - 15:00
Climbing prohibited during rough weather and the winter season.
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Fare (temple): Adults 400, Elementary and junior high school students 200

Fare (Mountain entrance): Adults 200, Elementary and junior high school students 100  ●Tel/0858-43-2666(Mitokusan Sanbutsuji)
◆Access/40 min. by bus from JR Kurayoshi Stn.
       
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Mt. Daisen
 
 
     
 
Chugoku district’s highest mountain, located in Daisen-Oki National Park
Mt. Daisen is also called “Hoki Fuji” because of its noble, impressive appearance that resembles Mt. Fuji. Around the top of the mountain, Daisen Kyaraboku (type of needle-leaf tree), a protected plant species, grows wild. The entire base of Mt. Daisen is home to a variety of alpine plant and wild bird species, and has been designated as Daisen-Oki National Park. Many people visit Mt. Daisen, which offers various seasonal attractions. In spring, it is fun to view the lush greenery and to gather bracken. In summer, people enjoy camping and mountain climbing. In fall, the mountain is covered with beautiful red and yellow leaves. And in winter, Mt. Daisen serves as one of western Japan’s best ski resorts.
       
●Tel/0859-52-2502 (Daisen-cho Tourists Information Center)
◆Access/30 min. by bus from JR Yonago Stn.
       
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Kaike Hot Spring
 
 
     
 
A salty hot spring flowing out of the sea. One of Kaike Hot Spring's attractions is its effect in making the skin beautiful.
A salty hot spring flowing out of the sea. One of Kaike Hot Spring's attractions is its effect in making the skin beautiful. The beach at this spa resort has been selected as one of the top 100 beaches with white sands and green pines on the Sea of Japan. The beach commands a splendid view of Mt. Daisen to the south, and a panoramic view of the blue Sea of Japan in front.
       
●Tel/Kaike Onsen Japanese-style Inn assoc. +81-859-34-2888
 
       
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