The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum

The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum
The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum
The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum
The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum
The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum The Tottori Sand Dunes and The Sand Museum

The Tottori Sand Dunes are located in an area of the San'in Kaigan Geopark and are Japan's largest sand dunes, stretching 2.4km south-to-north and 16km east-to-west. The wind-wrought patterns on the sand created by winds from the Sea of Japan are very beautiful and charm the hearts of all who see them. In one corner of the Tottori Sand Dunes is the world's first Sand Museum dedicated to exhibiting sculptures made of sand. The basic concept of The Sand Museum is "World Tour on Sand," with their theme changing every year. The world's top sand sculptors create intricate works with powerful presence here.

Street address

[The Sand Museum]
2083-17 Yuyama, Fukubecho , Tottori City, Tottori

Access

Route1

  • From JR Tottori Station, take a Nikko bus on the Sakyu Line (about 25 min. / 370 yen); get off at "Tottori Sakyu"

Route2

  • From JR Tottori Station, take the Loop Kirinjishi Bus (about 25 min. / 300 yen); get off at "Tottori Sakyu"
    *Only runs on Sat., Sun., holidays, and during summer holidays (Aug. 1-Aug. 31)

Opening Hours

Weekdays and Sun.: 9:00-18:00
Sat.: 9:00-20:00
[Current special exhibit duration]
The 9th Exhibition: "World Tour on Sand / South America Version"
Apr. 16, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017

Closed

[The Sand Museum]
Closed from early Jan. to mid-Apr.
Open everyday during exhibitions

Fee

[Admission fees]
General: 600 yen
Elementary, junior high, and high school students: 300 yen

Website

http://www.tottori-tour.jp/en/sightseeing/456/

Best season

May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov., Dec.

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