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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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  • 第一次到山陰地區旅遊,鳥取沙丘被排入必到行程,距離沙丘只有幾分鐘路程的美術館當然也要參觀一下,美術館每季會更換一次主題,並分為室內及室外展區,參觀當日因天雨就没有到室外展區參觀。 美術館外有土產店,但價格會較車站貴(部份產品價差達30%),外國遊客可到旁邊的觀光案內憑護照領取名信片一張,對出的觀景台可欣賞砂丘的美景 
  • 起初有想過不入美術館參觀!但後來發現時間鬆動,可以一逛! 入面有各種用沙堆成嘅展品!手工非常精細! 我覺得去鳥取砂丘的朋友也不妨參觀一下美術館! 
  • Dune Museum is on the side of the Tottori sand dunes. Enjoy the themes change regularly, many times. Exhibits are very big, even feel the craftsmanship and details are very nicely made. Also, I think is made using only sand and water, people, animals, buildings and anything is great.
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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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