A new meaning to ‘sand castles’. These gigantic pieces of art were made of sand and water. Sharing photos of the jaw dropping works of art.
They were not just huge. They were detailed too. If you zoom into the photos, you’ll see that they all have CRAZY amount of details.
They do a different theme every year. Artist from all over the globe. As the sculptures are made of water and sand only, these exhibition do collapse eventually. So, if you’re really keen to see a particular theme, get yourself over there already! This museum has been around since 18 November 2006 and the vision to work with artists across the world has been an enduring one.
Tottori prefecture is very proud of their sand dune (Tottori Sakyu 鳥取砂丘). I’m sure you’ll spot that vibe the moment you land in their main train station 😉 There’s also ‘sky is the limit’ amount of souvenir related to the dunes haha
**We didn’t spot convenient stores near the sand museum. I strongly recommend that you take snacks and refreshments with you prior to heading out towards the museum.
The museum doesn’t have much English going on. To fully appreciate all the narratives, bring someone who can read Japanese.
Where was I?
Tottori Sand Museum
Address: 鳥取砂丘 砂の美術館 〒689-0105 鳥取県鳥取市福部町湯山2083-17
TEL : 0857-20-2231
Entrance ticket: JPY600 per adult
This was about 20min drive from JR Tottori. There’re plenty of tourist bus & regular bus that goes there.
During holiday season, there’s a special bus (Kirinjishi loop bus) for all the attraction point. JPY600 for a day (unlimited rides) or JPY300 per ride. Holiday season: 20/7 ~ 31/8 Please look up the latest update on ‘holiday season’.
More Tottori prefecture from me? Yokai (monster) town… Sakaiminato
(more posts on Tottori are coming soon)
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