Say what, a desert in Japan!? Tottori Sand Dunes is in fact a sprawling sand-dune running along the coast of the Sea of Japan, and is a sight to be seen. For a peaceful walk and beautiful views, hike along the dunes and gaze out at the azulene waters. For the fast and furious, ride down the sand like you’re riding the waves or paraglide over them through the wind. You can even ride through the desert on a camel (where those camels came from is anyone’s guess)! While it will take you away from the main roads of travel, Tottori Sand Dunes is worth a day deviating from the path well-traveled, and a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the urban centers.