Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

Art Museum
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.

Spot details

Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Sumura 353-3
10:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Tuesday (The next day for public holidays), Exhibition Change Period
[Closed Period]Late Dec.-Feb.end Sunday
[Admission fee]
[High school/university students]500yen
[Elementary/Junior high school students]300yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB)
*Available only at shops
Available (1 place available outside the building)
Available(Houki Town Wi-fi)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 26, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Contemporary designed museum
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.12.17
    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.
  • The building design itself is breath taking
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.09.17
    While I am not a great fan of photography, but I enjoyed the museum very very much. Other than enjoying looking at the exhibits, we also had fun taking photos with their designated photo spot.
  • The minimalist museum in the middle of idyllic scenery
    4.0 Reviewed:2011.04.05
    The museum exhibits works of a photographer Mr. Shoji Ueda. His unique method to lay out the photographic models as surrealist compositional elements with realistic depiction has been internationally...

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