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Seto Inland Sea as seen from Megishima, Kagawa Pref.
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Looking toward Ogishima in Seto Inland Sea. 男木島
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Jodogahama literally means Paradise Beach.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Dramatic rock formations.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Jodogahama, Iwate Pref.Rikuchu-Kaigan National Park, Iwate Pref.
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Aoshima Shrine torii and Devil's Washboard, Miyazaki
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Aoshima Shrine torii and Devil's Washboard, Miyazaki 青島
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Perfect for snorkeling, Uradome Coast, Tottori
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Uradome Coast, Tottori, part of the San-in Coast National Park. 山陰海岸国立公園
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Uradome Coast, Tottori
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Yumigahama beach, Yonago, Tottori Pref.
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View of bay, Kamaishi, Iwate
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The Sands of Tottori. Every prefecture has something nationally (and sometimes internationally) famous. In the case of Tottori, it's definitely the sand dunes (sakyu in Japanese).It's on the beach facing the Sea of Japan. The dunes were formed by the ocean currents that deposited the sand on the coast for 100,000 years or so. I find that amazing since most of the beaches I know have the ocean currents eat away the sand.
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The San'in coast has lots of little islands and rocks. This is Japan's No. 1 sand dunes for tourists. Quite white and convenient to get here.
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The sand dunes can be pretty steep, but not dangerous. They have downhill sand boarding.
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Over many years, strong winds blew the ocean sand onto the beach to form the Tottori Sand dunes.
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Very dramatic ocean at Tottori Sand Dunes.
 
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