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  • What is going on Members of the Barrio

  • It's Jon, coming to you from Tottori

  • On the west coast of Japan

  • And today.. we're going to be checking out the sand dunes

  • That make this area..world famous

  • It looks more like a desert out here

  • Than it does like the country of Japan

  • It's pretty insane

  • We checked it out for the first time last night

  • A quick tip

  • Make sure when you board a bus here

  • That you check with the driver, that it's going to the right location

  • Show him on your phone the destination

  • They're very nice

  • Don't make the same mistake we did yesterday

  • And go about 5 miles in the wrong direction

  • Adriana how excited are you to get down there

  • And run around

  • On the sand?

  • I'm so excited

  • I want to play in the sand

  • I think i'm not allowed

  • But..I love the sand so..

  • I really want to go down there

  • These sand dunes formed over 100,000 years ago

  • There were sediment deposits that were carried

  • From a river

  • Into the sea of Japan

  • And washed up onto the shore

  • Here and over time it formed

  • This amazing site

  • And we've got to get a little bit closer to.. show you guys

  • They said run run run

  • And you just have to jump onto this thing

  • And put your feet up

  • Or you're dead

  • We've both never gone sking before

  • The thing comes right up under your legs

  • And you are swooped away

  • It's crazy

  • We weren't sure if twas safe or not

  • But it seems fine

  • We've made it

  • To what looks like.. a desert

  • And it's not as crowded as I thought it would be

  • Because I think this is still kind of..

  • An off the beaten track. Kind of place in Japan

  • And there's just sand everywhere

  • I mean literally

  • If you transported me here

  • I would think we were in

  • The middle of Saudia Arabia

  • My shadow

  • Your shadow?

  • You're a camel?

  • Yeah

  • We've come to the point right now

  • Where we have to climb up a sand dune

  • To get to the top

  • To get what I think should be a really great view of the sea of Japan

  • There's the easy way

  • And there's a hard way

  • I'm not sure which one to pick

  • Easy

  • Hard

  • Much steeper there

  • Adriana what do you think? Easy way or hard way?

  • No question of that

  • No question

  • I don't think any is easy !

  • There is no easy way?

  • I need an elevator here

  • You want an elevator here

  • Please

  • How about a camel?

  • Uhh no thanks

  • I think I would pay for a camel at this point

  • Alright so there's a little bit of cardio involved in going up quickly

  • I'm not going to lie about that

  • But.. almost at the top

  • Almost

  • You made it

  • We've made it to the top of the biggest dune

  • And honestly this kind of feels like a mirage right now

  • You're just surrounded by green on all sides

  • And there is this desert looking thing in the middle

  • Incredible

  • Bye

  • Adriana was not in the mood to hike down to the Sea of Japan

  • But just for you guys

  • I want to get some footage

  • Right by the water

  • I was about to give up

  • I tried hiking down the sand a bit

  • It was really tough to walk back up

  • But.. I see some stairs all the way down there

  • I think..I think I can make it

  • It is not a mirage

  • Somebody put bags here

  • For you to walk down to the beach

  • I'm going to let you guys all in on a little joke right now

  • I am not going to tell Adriana that I took that baggy staircase

  • I'm going to say that I struggled

  • And fought my way to the bottom of the sand dunes

  • Only to reach..the end result

  • The Sea of Japan

  • The truth is it was actually very easy

  • The interesting thing here is that..

  • If you didn't turn around and look at the big sand dunes behind you

  • This kind of feels like a normal beach

  • Anywhere

  • Adriana is that little speck

  • Right there on screen

  • I'm going to take the stairs back up.. remember guys

  • You're in on this joke with me

  • This was an extremely grueling hike

  • I'm dead

  • I know you look dead

  • That was the hardest hike ever

  • That's why I didn't go

  • What are you doing?

  • While Jon was um.. hiking

  • I was sketching

  • This is myself. sitting

  • Yourself sitting in the sand

  • Yes. of course i'm happier here

  • Because I have food and drinks

  • So..

  • Alright guys we experienced that.. strenous hike together

  • Now we're going to show you.. the sand museum

  • And I think you're going to like it a lot

  • We've entered the sand museum

  • And down here are.. many sand sculptures

  • Done by professional artists

  • And the theme is Nordic Countries

  • I can not imagine the hours of work that went into creating these sand sculptures

  • The details are so intricate

  • We're just blown away right here

  • It's incredible

  • I didn't expect it to be like this

  • I expected.. things like this

  • This tall and small

  • But they are huge and the details are just so perfect

  • You have to see if you come.. like it's worth it

  • Members of the Barrio

  • If you're looking for something a little bit off the beaten path

  • Tottori is the answer

  • This place is really really interesting

  • With the sand dunes feeling like you're in the desert

  • Spending time there

  • And going to the sand museum

  • Which as we both said

  • Is absolutely incredible

  • If you can come here for a night or two

  • If you have the ability

  • I really do think it is worth your time

  • Make sure to subscribe if you are new to this channel

  • We've got a lot more coming up

  • From Japan

  • Thank you so much for watching

  • Until next time

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Tottori | Japan's HIDDEN Desert !

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    Courtney Shih posted on 2020/03/03
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