The Sand Museum, Tottori Sand Dunes

The Sand Museum, Tottori Sand Dunes

The Tottori Sand Dunes, a natural sculptural beauty created through eons. Beautiful sand sculptures created by human hands using that same sand. We hope that many people will enjoy visiting and seeing the sand sculptures with the Tottori Sand Dunes, a treasure of the region, as a backdrop. This dream came true, and on November 18, 2006, the Sand Museum, a project to exhibit sand sculptures, was opened. The project started with an outdoor exhibition in 2006, moved to a large tent in 2008, and then to a world-first indoor sand sculpture museum in 2012. It continues to this day. A world-renowned sand sculptor and producer, Katsuhiko Chaen is the general producer of the museum. He invites sand sculptors from all over the world to create world-class sand sculptures every year. The museum has been exhibiting sand sculptures under the concept of “Travel Around the World in Sand” since 2006, with regularly changing themes. The 14th exhibition is now being held. At the end of each exhibition, all of the works are dismantled and returned to the original sand. The sand is then reused to create new works. Sand sculptures can only exist for a limited period of time. To create these ephemeral but beautiful forms, sand sculptors pour their hearts and souls into their work. The beauty of sand sculptures lies in their impermanence. By experiencing the stories that these sculptures tell, you can appreciate their beauty even more.


14th Exhibition: Egypt—Inside the exhibition room

14th Exhibition: Egypt—Inside the exhibition room (C)鳥取砂丘砂の美術館

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel and the Sphinx

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel and the Sphinx (C)鳥取砂丘砂の美術館

Works and people

Works and people (C)鳥取砂丘砂の美術館


Minimum Number of Passengers
1 person
Maximum Capacity
200 participants
Meeting and Exchange Areas
Sand Museum Ticket Office
2083-17 Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori
Open Period
Closed on certain days
Closed Period
Exclusion days: During the exhibition changeover period
Meeting Times and Business Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tour Schedule
Meet at the museum entrance > Viewing (30 min) > Shopping (10 min)
Required Time
40 minutes
Provision of Meals
Meals are not provided
Universal accessibility
Wheelchairs are available for rent (elevators and ramps are available inside the museum)
Museum front parking lot: 4 buses, 30 passenger vehicles/Observation parking lot: 4 buses, 180 passenger vehicles
Visitors are free to explore the exhibition on their own.
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