It’s winter in Japan, the weather is cold, the sky is often gray, and sometimes, just to finish us, we are being blown by the wind and drenched by the rain. It’s not the perfect season for a trip into Japanese lands!
But it’s also an opportunity to discover unique landscapes and I’ll try to prove it to you this year. This time, I’m taking you on the west coast for a walk on Tottori’s dunes.
These dunes are composed of sediments from nearest mountains, brought here by rivers and structured into dunes by the wind. He contains more soil particles and is a lot more darker than the one from Pyla’s Dune.
The area, in constant decrease, is smaller and dunes are far less taller as well (50 meters tall against 110 meters for our national dune in Arcachon). You got me, I wouldn’t suggest The Tottori Dunes unless you’re not living too far or… maybe… if it’s snowing hard 🙂
I’m from Arcachon, and I’m (of course) used to the famous Dune of Pyla. Consequently I didn’t expect to be astonished by Tottori’s. However, for the first time, I knew that I was finally going to walk on snow powdered dunes with the ocean in front of me. A dream close to impossible in my birth country.
What about you? Would you visit Tottori’s dunes? Or have you already have the luck to walk on snow to Pyla?
Translated by Paul Labrusse, 24 years old geologist and Sunday drawer (Mr Tee-Shirt on Deviant Art).