We got to Tottori at lunchtime so we parked in the city centre and had lunch and then took a bus out to the dunes. The bus was a special, old-fashioned one, with wooden floors, brass railings and bench seats facing the windows. K seemed to enjoy riding the bus more than anything else that day, standing on my lap and holding onto the railings to look out the window. Even though it was just a normal Saturday there was still quite a queue of cars waiting to get into the car park at the sand dunes, so we were glad we had taken the bus. The bus ride took about 30 minutes but, according to the driver, it took 3 to 4 hours over Golden Week!
I took lots of photos but I will try to be selective here. I just noticed that I have already used 2% of my free photo storage on Blogger! Here's a general picture to give you an idea of scale (and to show you the threatening clouds...)
I quite liked this one from China too: