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Tottori Sand Dunes, The Sand Museum

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The Tottori Sand Dunes are located in an area of the San'in Kaigan Geopark and are Japan's second largest sand dunes, stretching 2.4km south-to-north and 16km east-to-west. The wind ripple 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

2083-17 Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • Around 20 minutes by route bus from JR Tottori Station. Disembark at Sakyu Higashiguchi, and then around a 1 minute walk from the bus stop.

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 Sundays: 09:00-18:00 (no admission after 17:30)
Saturdays: 09:00-20:00 (no admission after 19:30)

Closed

Open every day between Saturday, April 14, 2018 and Sunday, January 6, 2019.
Closed outside this period to create sand sculptures and for maintenance.

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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