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The Sand Museum

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Address: 2083-17 Yusan Hukubecho, Tottori 689-0105, Tottori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 857-20-2231
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When visit the Sand Museum, make sure you read the guide provided although a little bit long. It walks you through the history of the display in order. Then relax and enjoy the 3D... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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Hong Kong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

When visit the Sand Museum, make sure you read the guide provided although a little bit long. It walks you through the history of the display in order. Then relax and enjoy the 3D show.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Sculpture made of sand display is very nice. Worth to go for a visit. You need to pay entrance fees to enter this museum. They will change the theme because the sculpture will eventually collapse as the material is sand only.

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Salzburg, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very impressive art work may be seen in this museum. The exhibition is well kept and the information is displayed in English as well. Amazing but a bit small.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was definitely worth a visit before heading to the airport. My visit coincided with replicas of Russian history. It was quite incredible to see what artists can achieve with sand.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went to admire the Tottori Sand Dunes but the wind and rain made it too difficult and we had walked across the dunes on previous trips so we visited the new Tottori Sand Museum across the street. What an amazing experience this was. We had seen the snow and ice sculptures of Hokkaido's Winter Festival and they were beautiful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I couldn't quite believe what can be made of sand! Not your child's sandcastle on the beach that's for sure. Well worth the visit. Every year the theme changes, so best to check on the website to see what is showing when you visit.

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Shanghai, China
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38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wow! Mind blowing that they've made angkor wat, market place, dancers etc all out of just sand and water. The place changes theme every year. The sculptures are made by artists from all over the world. This year, the general producer is the WSSA world championships of sand sculpture (Singapore), Katsuhiko Chaen, leading a team of 17 international artists. Definitely... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This years theme was the UK and the sculptures were incredible, worth every penny - sorry yen. However that said whatever the theme this is certainly worth a visit to be combined with your visit to the Dunes. An international group of sand sculptors brings out only the best and this exhibition is up there with any I have seen.

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Yokohama, Japan
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31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Visited with kids aged 12, 10, 9 and 3. We all LOVED this place! It doesn't take too long to see but it is incredible! During the summer this is a great spot to take a break during the hottest part of the day. Sculptures are changed yearly. Sculptures are just fantastic! The British theme wil only run until January... More 

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