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The Sand Museum, Tottori

(4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Tottori trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to The Sand Museum and other attractions in Tottori.
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  • Bought the admission ticket because I had tickets for the Tottori sand dunes and set higher than expected quality of sand statues, was satisfied. Like his history of the world in particular.
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  • One of the memories of the trip was a museum here. Look at the hanging exciting (* ^ o ^ *) stay ignites I son most is I in vacation. to surprised!! ️ every year after new year's day entrance ceremony was until and rest and every year making change anything from the (_ _). o ○ reluctant, a little bit more, or can't you do something? Big no to only a small'd like half the winter rates have (^ _ ^ o) Shinobu shafts at least prominently written and closed in the winter f ^ _ ^; Too far to go and was sad.
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  • And I think that made it just works only in sand is impressed. Very finely made. I think the dunes and set
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  • Great sand sculptures made by an international team of artists,on display Both indoors and outdoors. Incredible how deep and detailed the sculptures are. The museum has some interactive activities available (festivals, concerts, hands on programs) which make the place attractive for different groups of visitors.this year the theme is South America, and so they even prepared a large variety of souvenirs originally from there. I went on a Sunday and the museum kept open for one hour after closing hours, receiving visitors until as late as 18:55hs... Very good service to the public. The only bad point is that when crowded it is really hard to take a nice picture with the Sand sculptures from the suggested spot on a platform.
  • everything’s so real in miniature
  • Sand sculptures are gorgeous and detailed. They had different theme every year.
  • Impressive highly intricate sand sculptures. Hard to believe they are created from sand. The theme changes every year. Would go back if it wasn't so remote.
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