Erstaunlich! The Sand Museum in 2015 (Germany)

Hi it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Let me continue our trip in Tottori. It’s day 2.

Day 2

Good morning! Day 2 begins.

Good morning!
Dawn of campers!


Sanin Kaigan Geopark

Camping went alright. It was a cool night and no mosquito or bug got into the tent. I hurt my butt a little though.
Camping in Tottori DAY 1: Sand Dunes and Starbucks – The Wadas On Duty

It was rather early. We grabbed some food for breakfast and drove around until the sand museum opens.

Perfect weather!


Great view from the car
Great view from the car


Sign of Sanin Kaigan Geopark


(Down)stairs to heaven


Looks like another country!


Stones with wishes

OK, it’s about time. We headed back towards the sand museum.

The Sand Museum

The welcome sculpture awaits you in front of the entrance.

Welcome sculpture
Welcome sculpture!



It is actually our THIRD time there. The first visit was by a bus tour in 2012 but duration of stay was very short. We only had 30 min to look around back then (crazy!). So we visited there by car for the second time in 2013 which gave us plenty of time. Unfortunately we missed it last year, but now we are back!

I bet you are thinking WHY we visit this place every year right? Here’s the thing. This place has a concept for each exhibit every year, For instance, 2012 was England and 2013 was South East Asia, and this time is Germany. It would never bore us!

Anyways, let’s enter the museum. Entrance fee is 600 yen for adults (300 yen for kids). Camera is allowed in all areas! (thumb’s up)

Main gate


As passing through the door, you are in the sand world.

Guess what this is.


Hansel and Gretel


Here’s a series of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Grimm brothers


Little Red Hood


Town Musicians of Bremen


Huge one takes the center of the exhibit.



Dr. you-know-who


Coronation of Charlemagne


From upstairs


Exhibit continues outside


Anne Frank


See the sand dunes right there?

Come to think of it, Germany is full of stuff! (no offense). Grimm, technology, sport, inventions and so on. It was also a good opportunity to know more about Germany. Now I am already looking forward to seeing new works next year!


How was our trip to Tottori? Even though Tottori doesn’t usually get to the top list for places to visit, the sand dunes and the museum are definitely worth visiting. If you have a chance to visit, please consider.

See you around!

Official Website: The Sand Museum

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