The Sand Museum, located in Totorri Prefecture was opened on November 18, 2016 which is considered as the only Japan open air museum that exhibited sculptures made by sand. The sand sculpture made by Katsuhiko Chaen, the executive Producer of the museum.
The sculpture in the museum has a unique theme which changes every year. It is considered the highest level of sand sculpture in the world that invites sand sculptors from around the world.
The sculpture that visitors may witness in the museum may vary on the time they come. In 2015, the theme of the sand exhibition is "The Bronze Statue of the Brothers Grim and Cinderella. It lasted from April 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Now in 2016, the theme of the exhibition is South America. The exhibition will last from April 16, 2016 to January 3, 2017.
Note that exhibitions change annually and last from mid April to early January of the following year.
Via train, from Okayama Station, take the Super Inaba Limited Express to Tottori Station and from Keihanshin area, take the Super Hakuto Limited Express to Tottori Station.
The museum opens at 9:00 to 18:00. There are two entrance gate onto the museum; Entrance gate on Sandpal side and Entrance gate on Sakyu Center side.
The admission is 600 Yen
It is closed between the exhibition which is the time of the preperation of the next exhibition. It is usually on the early January and mid April.
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