Art Museum Spots in Tottori Area

  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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    4.0
    127 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Kaikeonsen 3-1-1 Yonago City Tourist Center
    The Sohou Furusato Kan exhibits mainly dolls from the Edo period as well as dyed textile fabrics, jewelry and furnishings changing seasonally. The items were a collection of Masako Sakaguchi of Yonago City, taking half a life time to accumulate. Visitors can experience the valuable traditional culture.

    Kaike Onsen is one of the top Onsens in Western Japan and has a gorgeous view of the ocean from the area. Highly recommend this Onsen and the surrounding areas in Tottori Prefecture.

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Sumura 353-3
    The Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography showcases the works of world-famous photographer Shoji Ueda, who was born in Tottori Prefecture. Ueda’s photographs of subjects set against the backdrop of the San’in region’s big skies and imposing sand-dunes won renown as the “Ueda-cho” (“Ueda style”). There is plenty to see at the Museum, including the pond, which reflects an inverted image of Mt. Daisen, and the Museum Cinema, which is decorated with the world’s largest camera lens. The Museum Shop sells an extensive range of souvenir gifts.

    The museum design attracts us to place a visit. We saw many beautiful photos taken by Mr. Shoji Ueda. There is photo-shooting spots that attracts many visitors - the water reflection of Mt. Daisen.

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2083-17
    This is an art museum on Prefectural Route 319 in Yuyama, Fukubecho, Tottori City where sand sculptures, sculptures carved from sand, are exhibited. Sculptures are produced and exhibited on differing themes each year under the concept of travel around the world in sand, such as “Renaissance in Italy” and “World Heritages in Asia”. The displays can only be appreciated during the exhibition as when the exhibition has finished the sculptures turn back into sand.

    11月に友人をこちらに案内しました。砂の美術館と同じ敷地内にあるので、美術館の見学後にこちらに立ち寄ることも可能です。売店のスペースはそこそこ広く、鳥取の土産物だけでなく美術館の砂像に関連したものも結構そろっています。砂丘入口にあるお土産物屋さんとは品揃えも違っているので、「定番」ではない鳥取のみやげものを求めたい方にもオススメです。

  • Tottori Folk Crafts Museum
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Sakaemachi 651
    The Tottori Folk Crafts Museum was established with the aim of showcasing the way folk crafts have been able to make everyday objects both practical and beautiful; the Museum has around 6,000 folk craft artifacts on display, both from Japan and overseas. The Museum is housed in a visually-striking building that was designed with great attention to detail by Yoshida Shoya; with its plaster-on-clay external walls, it resembles a traditional Japanese storehouse.

    This is a small museum in a lovely old home near the train station. The floors and interior are beautiful, smooth wood. On display are local crafts mainly pottery and furniture. The furniture is...

  • Yonago City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Nakamachi 12
    "This facility opened in 1983 and was the San'in region's first public art museum. The imposing brick building houses about 1,700 works by local artists. They hold a variety of special exhibitions, including private, city, and prefectural displays, as well as the Yonago Autumn Cultural Festival. The museum is particularly known for exhibitions by Yonago locals. They also have various events like a ""Museum School"" as part of an educational promotion initiative, art lectures, and workshops."

    来館した時期が悪かったので仕方ありませんが、第2展示室の「美術館スタッフが選んだ!米子市美術館コレクション15選」 だけでは、物足りなかった… でも、國頭繁次郎「平和を乱すもの」が見られて良かったです。

  • Misasa Violin Museum (Tottori Violin Making School)
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Misasa 199-1
    This museum introduces the processes of string instrument manufacturing, the tools used, as well as the wood materials. On the second floor replica works of string instruments are exhibited, and there is also concert hall where regular concerts are held. Trial violin trial lessons are also available.

    本格的なバイオリンコンサートホールでプロの演奏が聴けるという素晴らしい体験ができます。隣接したバイオリン製作学校も見学出来ます。

  • Houkinokuni Sangaku Art Museum
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Hokicho Kanayadani 943
    "This private art museum is located at the foot of Mt. Daisen, the San'in region's most famous mountain. Surrounded by the area's abundant natural beauty, the museum displays a collection of artwork gathered with an eye towards ""the creation of mountain culture"" and ""the promotion of regional culture."" The museum's standing exhibition consists of oil paintings created based on the theme of natural mountain beauty. Visitors can take in works of art by artists such as mountain painter Genichiro Adachi and Seiji Yabase, Tottori's most celebrated Western-style painter, depicting the local area and Mt. Daisen influenced by each artists' sensibilities. In the adjoining Sabo Monterosa cafe, you can enjoy the director's vaunted handmade soba noodles made with spring water from Mt. Daisen. The cafe's coffee, made with underground spring water from Mt. Daisen, is perfect for a little break after taking in the museum."
  • Watanabe Museum of Art
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kakuji 55
    Based on the philosophy that items deeply rooted in the daily lives of ordinary people are also art, this museum preserves and displays a collection of some 30 thousand ancient works of art. The museum was established in 1978 with the purpose of stimulating and contributing to the local community and to the development of arts and culture. The museum's collection of ancient art was gathered over a more than 60 year period by Tottori City physician Hajime Watanabe and includes not only pieces from Japan but also from various countries in the Asian cultural sphere. The museum holds exhibitions featuring works by invited local artists, workshops, and more, and is gaining popularity as an art museum where visitors can enjoy looking, touching, and experiencing art.
  • Nichinancho Art Museum
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    Tottori Hino-gun Nichinancho Kasumi 785
    A municipal art museum that exhibits about 250 works collected by Rinzo Satake, a native of Nichinan Town and the founder of Sakura Cray-Pas. The museum makes the town's art and culture accessible to all. The displays focus on modern painting and sculptures by artists like Ryuzaburo Umehara, Gyokudo Kawai, and Takeshi Hayashi . They also exhibit designs and Western-style paintings by Toshio Ashiba, also from Nichinan Town. The museum holds a variety of children's workshops as well as an art class for adults where pastel crayon techniques are taught by a professional artist.
  • Contemporary Crafts Art Museum
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Hatai 1419-316
  • Moto Husa Gendai Art Museum
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    Tottori Pref. Iwamiguniwamichou Makidani 693-1
  • Aoyawashi Work
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Aoyachouyamane 313

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Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region's highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.

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