What to See & Do


Nima Sand Museum

Museum of Singing Sand: Famous for Its Hourglass

The subject matter of this museum is the singing sand of Kotogahama. The design of this museum will catch your eye with its small and large glass pyramids. There is a one year hourglass here that uses the singing sand. The girl’s manga Sand Chronicles that is set in the Sand Museum is popular and become famous overnight when it was turned into a drama and movie. The Festival of Time is held on New Year’s Eve every year to half-turn the one year hourglass. You can also try making glass crafts. You can produce original pendants and clear candles.

Basic Information
Address 975 Amagochi, Nima-cho, Oda-shi, Shimane
Telephone Number 0854-88-3776
Website http://www.sandmuseum.jp/
Business Hours 09:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Closed Days First Wednesday of every month (This is subject to change)
Price and Admission Adult: 700 yen / High school student: 700 yen / Junior high school student: 350 yen / Elementary school student: 350 yen
Directions 10 minutes on foot from Nima Station on the JR San'in Main Line
40 minutes by car from Gotsu IC on the Hamada Expressway
50 minutes by car from Izumo IC on the San'in Expressway