Sand Museum

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 January of the following year. With selected sculptors and designers invited from inside and outside the country 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 these sculptures are prone to degrade over time, the carefully carved designs are a viewing experience unique to the Sand Dune—indeed, their transience is a large part of their charm. The glass-sided building and plaza provide an excellent view of the dunes, and which are illuminated after sunset for another visual delight.

Basic Info

Address
2083-17 Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori, Tottori
TEL 0857-20-2231
URL http://www.sand-museum.jp/en/
Hours of
Operation
Mon.-Fri., Sun. 9:00AM to 4:00PM Sat. 9:00AM to 5:00PM (According to the future situation, it could change.)
Fees Adults ¥600
Students ¥300
Access
    • Japan Holidays
    • WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2021 KANSAI
    • SAN'IN Tottori and Shimane
    • visitpass
    • Into You
    • The KANSAI Guide
    • KANSAI Free Wi-Fi (official)
    • Finding Bus Routes (English)
    • JAPANiCAN.com
    • Gurunavi
    • GEOCOMS
    • TOTTORI ODYSSEY JAPAN
    • Bisui no Sato Cycle NAVI