About 2 and a half hours by train from Osaka, the vast Tottori Sand Dunes stretch out for 2.4 km (approx. 1.5 miles) from north to south and 16 km (approx.10 miles) from east to west along the Sea of Japan in Tottori Prefecture. The Tottori Sand Dunes transform just 1 month a year for “Tottori Sakyu Illusion”, an event held from the end of November.
The highlights of the Tottori Sakyu Illusion include the illuminations made with 300,000 light bulbs, sand sculptures brightly lit up, and a number of images projected onto the vast sand dunes. The world of light suddenly appearing in the darkness of the sand dunes is magical and visitors become so immersed they forget the passing of time. For 2014, visitors can see countless numbers of stars falling down onto the sand dunes and lights moving in time to music under the concept of “the magical world of nature and lights and the amusement park of lights”. How about a journey to a world of illusion, an experience beyond the regular city illuminations?
*Photos displayed show the past events.
2014 Tottori Sakyu Illusion XII
Venue: Tottori Sakyu parking lot
Dates: December 13 – December 25, 2014, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Access: close to “Tottori Sakyu” bus stop on the regular bus route from JR Tottori Station
Venue: Tottori Sakyu Kodomonokuni
Dates: November 29 – December 25, 2014, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Access: About a 10 minute walk from “Kodomonokuni Iriguchi” bus stop on the regular bus route from JR Tottori Station
*Admission free for both venues
*About a 15 minute walk from Tottori Sakyu parking lot to Tottori Sakyu Kodomonokuni
*A shuttle bus is planned for the weekends in December between Tottori Station and Tottori Sand Dunes