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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  • Tottori sand dunes we went by bus from the JR Tottori station, located within 5-minute walk from there. ○ "sand art" consisting of sand was not allowed during the holidays for the Nice
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  • Tottori sand dunes in Tottori Prefecture is also on the sand. What is a masterpiece. There are a lot of objects are made of sand and is very unlikely
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  • Art of Tottori sand dune and sand in the water make the world journey theme last year America, this year Nordic. At the entrance to remain zombie films.
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  • 「砂で世界旅行・北欧編」Amazing exhibition with most myth presented in form of sands. The museum is not big itself, but you can still spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here for taking photos. As it was a in-door hall, it will not be affected by the weather.
  • 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.
  • Very nice museum that made from sand. And reach here by bus only 370¥
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