Sand dunes are formed when sediment from the Tenryu River, which flows through Shizuoka Prefecture, is carried inland by strong winds from the west with the tide along the coast. The sand dunes are part of the dunes of Minamien, one of the three largest dunes in Japan. In winter, the wind ripple sand pattern on the dunes created by strong winds is famous, and in spring, the 230 or so Kawazu cherry trees that bloom along the bike path at the entrance to the dunes are famous.

Address 9124 Ikeshinden, Omaezaki, Shizuoka 437-1612


It takes 2 hours and 27 minutes & ¥6,320 one way

From Nagoya Station, take the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen Kodama to Kakegawa Station (60 minutes).

From the Kakegawa Stn. bus stop, take the Kakegawa Daito-Hamaoka Line [Medical Care C~Hamaoka] Hamaoka Office bus stop, and get off at the Hamaoka Office bus stop (approx. 55 min.).

From the Hamaoka Eigyosho bus stop, walk for about 20 minutes to Hamaoka Sand Dune White Sand Park.


It takes 3 hours 25 minutes, ¥3,150 one way

From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Limited Express bound for Toyohashi and transfer to the Toyohashi Station (approx. 50 mins.).

From Toyohashi Station, transfer to the Tokaido Honsen Line bound for Kakegawa and transfer to the Tenryugawa station (approx. 40 minutes).

From Tenryugawa Station, transfer to a bus bound for Atami on the Tokaido Honsen Line (bound for Atami) and get off at Kikukawa Station (approx. 30 minutes).

From the Kikugawa Eki-mae Bus Stop, take the Kikugawa Hamaoka Line bound for Hamaoka (Nishi-Yokochi/Hamaoka) Hamaoka Office and get off at the Hamaoka Office bus stop (approx. 40 min.).

From the Hamaoka Sales Office bus stop, walk about 20 minutes to Hamaoka Sand Dunes White Sand Park.

Business hours

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Websites Official Site(JPN) Tourism Association site(JPN)

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