Hotel Monarque Tottori
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... round, cutting wood for heat, and building storage barns and such. The youthful crowd and energetic activities give it a “Dude Ranch” or farm hand sort of feel with a strong dose of hard-core Zen. I do mean hard core....the web page warns to know why you are coming here because “Nobody will wipe your ass for you”. The setting is just awesome, the practice quite demanding, and again I've had the fortune to meet some exceptional human beings.
... countryside give a deep appreciation of the quaint nature of the remote areas.
This northern seaside city is surrounded by mountains and is dotted with temples, shrines, museums and markets that show a bit more slow and quiet Japanese lifestyle. It was a bit surreal pacing the near-empty streets on this Sunday afternoon. It helped me prepare for my next step - a remote mountain temple.
There were two main goals of the day: find a beach to go to, and visit the Tottori Sand Dunes. Like the day before we hadn't really planned out the beach part. It's a coastline. There are beaches everywhere. But while that's a true statement, it isn't always obvious if a beach is a good place or not.
We left the onsen feeling refreshed. The breakfast was good and filling, and I got a jar of the local milk out of a vending machine. I only got the milk because it was sold ...
... hilly area with the surfy coast truely excited me.
The scenery I expected is like below.
I arrived in Tottori at half past 2 in the afternoon by bus. In the bus station, I caught a sight of a bus just leaving for the sand dunes, so I headed for the bus and waved to have the bus stopped. The driver realized me and he opened the door ...
... up a few snacks from a local minimart. Tottoris main attraction for visitors is its sand dunes, which are situated on the coast about 5km out of town. These dunes cover a large area, and they are massive , more like giant hills. It had just rained so they were easy to work up (quite easy but still steep). After creating some artworks in the sand, it started to drizzle again so ...