Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum

The world's first museum exhibiting sand sculptures.

The world's first museum exhibiting sand sculptures.

April of 2012 was the grand opening of the world’s first indoor exhibition of sculpture made entirely of sand at the Sand Museum. Since then exhibits have been held with a different theme every year from around April through to January of the following year. With selected sculptors and designers from within Japan and overseas invited by the world’s 100 most respected Japanese, and Katsuhiko Chaen currently acting as general producer, a host of artists appear every year to showcase their craft at this world-class event. As the sculptures are prone to degrade over time, the carefully-carved designs are a viewing experience unique to the Sand Dunes, with their transience as part of their charm. The glass-sided building and plaza provide an excellent view of the dunes, and which illuminate after sunset creating another visual delight.

Information

Address
2083-17 Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori City, Tottori, 689-0105
Access
Take the Sakyu Line bus from Tottori Station bus terminal to Sakyu Center Tenbo Dai bus stop, and then a 1-minute walk
Take the Yumura Onsen/Yumeguri express bus from Tottori Station bus terminal to Sakyu Center Tenbo Dai bus stop, and then a 1-minute walk
Phone
0857-20-2231
Hours
April 18, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Weekdays, Sunday 9:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:30)
Saturday 9:00-20:00 (Last entry 19:30)
*Open during exhibition periods only
Holidays
None
Admission
Adult 600 yen
Child (high school, junior high school and elementary school students) 300 yen
Pre-school children and infants free
Website
http://www.sand-museum.jp/en/