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The Sand Museum, Tottori

(4.3/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Dune's room and do not want to just spread sand, and? Oh ^ 0 ^ here is the Museum of fine arts in the sand! 2016 the ruins of South America, and 2017 United States come here, Tottori ^ 0 ^ world heritage site consisting of sand is a must see!
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  • 館內都多個展區, 有多個國家的藝術家作品及主題。可近距離拍攝, 大部份展品都十分精緻, 很值得去參觀。而且離島取山丘不遠。  more »
  • Other tourist attractions not so is the very novel that was interesting. Remember you went to years ago seems to represent the country depends on years or what will be next year and I am looking forward, saw the country by. Close to the Tottori sand dunes.
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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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