Nakatajima Sand Dunes

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My friends and I went on a trip to photograph the sunrise at Nakatajima Sand Dunes in Shizuoka Prefecture!

Photos by Horizon

There is no desert in Japan, but we do have sand dunes. Speaking of sand dunes, Tottori Sand Dunes is the most famous of all, but I didn’t know about this place until now. There is also a sand dune in Shizuoka Prefecture, it’s called the Nakatajima Sand Dunes. The sand dune area measures approximately 0.6 km from north to south and 4.0 km from east to west.

We went to the Nakatajima Sand Dunes at the end of December. We arrived at midnight the day before to get ready for the sunrise. This place is totally dark because there are no lights at all around the surrounding area, so we were unable to tell the size of the sand dune before us at all. And also because it was very cold outside, we spent our night inside the car until morning, we then proceeded to go to the sand dune. As the morning approaches, we found it amazing to see how enormous the sand dune is! The weather at that time was not at all pleasant, however it was totally awesome to get to watch the sun rise. With the many cameras we own, we then captured a lot of amazing images of the sunrise.

Also, when the wind blew, it caused ripples on the sand dune which was a very beautiful scene.

We would like to go again during the summer. We would be there again for the sunrise of course, but it would surely be awesome to be there to make images with a sky full of stars next time! So please go for a visit!

Photos by LOMO LC-A+

How to get there:
By car: On National Route 1(国道1号), go southwards at the Nakatajima Intersection. Entrance to Nakatajima Sand Dunes is about 1.0 km away. Car park available.

By bus: From JR Hamamatsu Station. Take the bus bound for and alight at Nakatajima Sand Dunes. It’s only a short walk away to the sand dunes from the bus station.

Photos by Diana+

written by shooooter on 2011-05-25 in #world #locations # #sunrise # # #sand-hill # #shizuoka #nakatajima
translated by haylomoley

2 Comments

  1. grazie
    grazie ·

    wow! those are amazing photos!

  2. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    They're all wonderful, the last one is dope!

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