Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum

World's First Sand Sculpture Museum

World's First Sand Sculpture Museum

Located in the Tottori Sand Dunes, this is the world’s only art museum that exhibits sculptures made of “sand,”. Every year from April through January the following year, a new set of works under the theme of the year will be exhibited. The sand sculpture artist and host Mr. Katsuhiko Chaen invite artists from Japan and all over the world to create masterpieces to showcase in the museum.


The basic concept of the Sand Museum is to “travel the world with sand,” and at the end of the exhibition period, the sand sculptures will be returned to their original form. The sand sculptures can only exist for a limited time – their transientness is one of the charms of these unique works.


2083-17 Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori City, Tottori, 689-0105
1-minute walk from Sakyu Center Tenbo-dai bus stop
Weekdays, Sunday 9:00-16:00
Saturday 9:00-17:00
*Subject to change. Please see the website below for the latest information
Open during exhibition periods only
Adult 600 yen
Child (high school, junior high school and elementary school students) 300 yen
Elementary school age and under free