If there is an unexpected landscape in Japan, it would be the sand dunes of Tottori. The huge sand deposits are an accumulation of sediments from hundreds of thousands of years ago, in the form of dunes. These dunes reach up to 90 meters in height.
The sand dunes of Tottori attract over two million visitors a year. However, the dunes are threatened by reforestation and landscape alteration. They are located in the coastal city of Tottori.