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The Sand Museum

2083-17 Yusan Hukubecho, Tottori, Tottori Prefecture 689-0105, Japan
+81 857-20-2231
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Tottori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Honolulu, Hawaii
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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
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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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