Takahama Café(ⒸKawasumi･Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office)
San'in Tourism Organization
Tottori Prefecture, on the east side of the San'in region, is home to the largest tourist sand dunes in Japan, a popular sightseeing spot visited by over a million tourists every year. At the Tottori Sand Dunes, you can enjoy not only breathtaking scenic views, but also a wide range of fun activities, including sandboarding and paragliding. Adjacent to the dunes is the Sand Museum, the only museum in the world that exhibits sculptures made from sand.
In August 2022, a new landmark was born in this favorite tourist destination. Designed by Kengo Kuma, one of Japan's leading architects, with sand dunes as a motif, Takahama Café is a hybrid timber and concrete structure where visitors can take a break surrounded by the warmth and scent of wood. The cozy café interiors feature elements of Tottori crafts, such as light pendants made of Washi paper sprinkled with sand and bathroom sinks made by a local pottery workshop.
If you feel hungry, the café offers meals using local crab and bacon from Tottori Prefecture. The menu changes seasonally, allowing you to enjoy the freshest ingredients and the delicious taste of each season. Up the external staircase you will find an open rooftop observatory. Take in the sky, the wind, and the sea as you admire sweeping views of the Tottori Sand Dunes spreading as far as the Sea of Japan. How about spending a special time while looking out at such a beautiful scenery?
From Himeji Station, take the Limited Express Super Hakuto to Tottori Station (about 90 minutes), then take a bus to "Sakyu Kaikan" (about 20 minutes).
From Tottori Airport, take a taxi to the Tottori Sand Dunes (about 20 minutes).
2164 Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori-ken
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