For most people a visit of the Tottori Sand Dunes is just a day trip, but from my point of view to have more time is really a good idea. I I spent nearly two days next to the dunes and it was a great experience.
This approximately 5,5 m² area offers the visitor some amount of activity, but the best is just to enjoy the nature and the environment.
At the opposite side of the prefecture the visitor of Tottori finds a other treasure. It's a wonderful open air exhibition of the famous Manga Series "GeGeGe no Kitarō". It's a exhibition as a honour of Shigeru Mizuki, who's borne in Sakaiminato and who's the creator of this Manga series.
Is the Eshima Ohashi bridge a must see at a stay in Tottori - maybe not. But for me it was so exciting to visit the most steep bridge of Japan and to cross it by walk. So I got the real experience how steep this bridge really is.
I had the idea to get some nice view of Mt Daisen (The Mt. Fuji of the West - Named by it's shape which is like Fuji San) a other great highlight of Tottori, but at this stay I couldn't get any nice view of it.
Let's go back to the side of Tottori where are the Sand Dunes are located. Just in a view kilometre distance the visitor can find one of the greatest and wildest coast line of the prefecture. The wonderful blue and clear water covers this rough coast in a wonderful way.
Tottori isn't just a great spot for lot's of nice sights, it's a great place for enjoying sea food and other food. Unfortunately lot's are season based and so some you can enjoy and other not. I missed lot's of exciting offers, just because I was in Tottori at the wrong season (e.g. squid, ouster, shrimp and pear)