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Art Museum Spots in Tottori Area

  • Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum
    611 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.

    I am completely an outsider when it comes to museums, but this sand museum made my day in Tottori. The sculptures were so beautiful and so are the stories behind them. I love every single minute...

  • Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
    65 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 Folk Crafts Museum
    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...

  • Watanabe Museum of Art
    18 Reviews
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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.

    One of the best museums we’ve been to in Japan! This private collection not only holds numerous full samurai amour but also showcases pottery, art, weapons, furniture and money to name a few. You can...

  • Misasa Violin Museum (Tottori Violin Making School)
    10 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.

    知人のコンサートが開催されたので、初めて行ってみました。 館内にバイオリン工房がある不思議な建物です。 美術館? 博物館? 音楽堂? 工房? 、

  • Sohou Furusato Kan
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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.
  • 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.
  • Yonago City Museum of Art
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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."
  • Hoki Kuniyama Take Art Museum
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Hokicho Kanayadani 943
  • Kazuwa Shokamamoto
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    Tottori Pref. Kurayoshishi Funioka 395 Kazuwa grilled pottery exhibition hall
  • Daisen Monozukuri School
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Toyofusa 2046-79
  • 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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