The Sand Museum, Tottori

See the impressively crafted works at The Sand Museum, showcasing pieces made using sand from the nearby dunes. Just a short walk from the dunes themselves, the museum houses huge sculptures by artists from across the world, with a unifying theme that changes each year. The works range from architectural creations to figurative statues, focusing on different aspects of a given region to create an exhibit that has variety as well as cohesion. The museum offers an interesting perspective on humanity's relationship with the natural world, especially when combined with a trip to the expansive, untouched dunes themselves. Make The Sand Museum a centerpiece of your Tottori vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tottori trip builder app .
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  • 1 1 in the body, are also made of sand and a word of admiration! In the buildings and works were built in the fine sand on the outside, but was done during the visit America. You can also offer rides on the 3rd floor elevator, would be 10 meters big pieces, pieces were smaller than 10 points or so, during the building works from see also. Outside the building, the entrance and exit of sand. Were by nature hard to collapse in the sand to mass with sand, sand works used to check among the curators, not mistakes in the sand, but there is a type of sand. It can be difficult to be affected by rain, therefore outside the exhibition stand and was not.
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  • Every year, the sand sculptures created by international artists and have different themes, 2017 upto Jan 3 2018, the theme is American history and culture. The museum is short walk from the Sand dune...  more »
  • After going to sand dune, we went to The Sand Museum. The theme is "The United States of America". It was amazing to see such beautiful sand sculptures, the details are incredible! Ticket fee is just ...  more »
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  • Crazily fun, admission fee was affordable. Depends on the terms of the year they'll closes few months but one exhibition will held entire year. Parking was free so we left car walk to the dunes by walk.
  • A very good Art museum of sand structures... This year's theme is United States of America.. The history of USA is depicted and displayed by International artists through Huge Sand structures which is awesome.. Children will love it.
  • I was fortunate to see how beautiful the sand sculptures were in person. I was impressed at the attention to detail and all the hard work that went into making the sand sculptures.
  • American theme sand sculpture this year. Magnificent and beautifully done. The sculptors are multinationals and very talented. Worth visiting after sand dune.
  • The exhibition was very interesting and worth visiting seeing the many different sculptures, which are realistic and life size, made entirely from sand. Each year there is a different theme with this year's theme being on America.

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Tottori, despite its obvious charms and attractions, has yet to really catch on when it comes to international tourism. In fact, the accommodations available in the city proper highlight its domestic status: it's an industrial city where businesses have set up offices close to the center. As such, the accommodations of Tottori sit close to the main train station, and primarily consist of business-style hotels, with simple rooms, a pool, and a restaurant. A couple more atmospheric and unusual options can be found, including traditional guesthouses, both in the center and to the north, next to the dunes.
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