Kotohikihama Singing Sand Museum
This is an experience-based museum where you can learn everything about the singing sands of Kotohikihama Beach.
Many things drift on the currents into Kotohikihama Beach from the Sea of Japan. Learn the stories these items tell. You can view the sand, quartz and small shell samples under a microscope to get a closer look.
The sand does not “sing” when wet, so if you miss the chance to hear the sand at Kotohikihama Beach you can hear it here regardless of the weather.
There are also Seashell Craft Activities to try here, they must be booked separately and in advance.
Entrance Fee: Adults 300 yen (200 yen for groups of 15 or more) / 13-18 y.o 100 yen
(Carers accompanying someone that needs their assistance are free)
Nearby Points of Interest:
Kotohikihama Beach – Beach & Campsite
Hatchhama Beach – Beach
Torimatsu – Restaurant
Ajikobo Hisami – Restaurant
Tenki Tenki Tango – Gift Shop & Restaurant
Amity Tango – Gift Shop
- 1250 Kakeji, Amino-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture 629-3112
- Business Hours
- Open 9 am to 5 pm (entrance to the building is closed at 4:30 pm)
Closed every Tuesday
(Should a national holiday fall of a Tuesday the building will be closed that Wednesday)
Closed Dec. 28 to Jan 3.
*Open every day for summer vacation from July 20 to August 31