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The Sand Museum

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Address: 2083-17 Yusan Hukubecho, Tottori 689-0105, Tottori Prefecture
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Excellent Point of interest in Tottori

It is a must visit in Tottori and just a few minutes walk from Sand Dunes. The sand craft exhibits are excellent and remarkable. You may spend 30-45 minutes to go via the whole... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 26, 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

It is a must visit in Tottori and just a few minutes walk from Sand Dunes. The sand craft exhibits are excellent and remarkable. You may spend 30-45 minutes to go via the whole museum. BTW, you have a special concession entry fee for foreign visitor.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

The sand museum is best visited when you can also take in the light show. The exhibits are excellent and are created by international sand artists from around the world. A brief bio of each artist is included. This museum is very close to the sand dunes so it is easy to visit both of these. There is also a... More 

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singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Visit the Sand Museum, you must! It's definitely worthwhile. I had a great time there, and I was glad I didn't miss this museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Btw tip save a ¥100 on the entrance fee by buying from the tourist office at the north exit of Tottori station. It's not a huge place (not including live shows had a 3D show lasted about 10 mins). The indoor sections and outdoor sections will Take about 30/40 mins at most. But you have to marvel at the creativity... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

the museum hosts exhibits where works of sand awe you. you CANNOT imagine anyone doing what the sand sculptures can do with it. Monuments are created there...

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Thank Nicholas L
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We went to see the South America exhibits in late November. First of all, we took full advantage of "1,000 yen taxi" upon arriving JR Tottori Station. It is a 3-hour taxi service for foreign visitors, which only costs 1,000 yen per person, and we, as tourists from a foreign country, signed up at the Tottori City International Tourist Support... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Thought this might be a bit lame but couldn't have been more wrong. I was blown away by both the quality and scale. The sculptures are by the world's top sand artists and would be a major draw card in any other major international city. If you are in Tottori or even passing then this should be a mandatory visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This was a very different and unique art museum. There were different themes for exhibition, When I visited this Sep, the topic was on South America due to 2016 Brazil Olympics. It was next to Sand Dunes and definitely worthy of a visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

An excellent example of how to make the best of what you have, even if it's apparently nothing. This museum displays extremely elaborate sculptures and bas-reliefs made out of sand-block without using and glue of bonding material, just sand and water. If you happen to be in the area, a must-see attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

A very nice museum. The theme is renewed every year and made by really talented people. It's really hard to believe the status are made of sand, they're that good!

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