The Warabekan is a museum of toys and children’s songs. We welcome everyone to come and visit.
The Warabekan, opened on July 7th, 1995 has two Thema, children’s songs and toys. We are the home for children’s songs and commemorate the success of the ’89 Tottori World Toy Exposition.
The museum is an old-style structure with the restored exterior of the former Tottori Prefectural Public Library, and it is filled with toys and songs of long ago. Come enjoy the various exhibits as you lose yourself in this ageless world.
This logo represents our ideal. It is symbolized by the perfect shape of a circle encompassed by two angels, which express the idea of children playing happily.
Mascot of Tottori as the home of nursery rhymes and children’s songs
Mascot of the “’89 Tottori World Toy Exposition”
1F – Doyo Room
Visitors can enjoy delightful nursery rhymes, school songs and children’s songs from the post-war era to modern times.
Musicians in Tottori
Do Re Mi ♪ Land
2F – Toy Room
Here, visitors can enjoy a close look at how the toys work, play with the mechanized toys called Karakuri, and also create their own toys.
3F – Toy Room
In the third-floor toy room, visitors can meet toys displayed in 13 themes. Around 2000 charming and nostalgic toys are awaiting your visit.
Admission Fees & Closed Days
Open9AM – 5PMLast Admission
is at 4:30PM
ClosedThe 3rd Wednesdayof every month(Except August).
If Wednesday is a holiday, Thursday is closed instead. New Years’s holidays(29th Dec to 1st Jan).
-Groups: 400JPY each
-Foreign Visitor: 250JPYHigh school and younger students, “Tomo-no-kai” members, infants, disabled persons and accompanying caregivers are free. *1 Groups:Over 20 participants. *2 Foreign Visitor:Passport required.
ParkingAvailableFree parking is available in the parking lot next to the Warabekan, for 85 cars, 5 buses, and 3 parking spaces for disabled visitors.
Transportation & Access Guide
|Departure Place||Time Required||Note|
|Plane||Tokyo||1hr 15min||All Nippon Airlines from Haneda Airpor ※20 min. drive from Tottori Airport to the Warabekan.|
|Train||Osaka||2hr 30min||Take the Chizu Express or the Super Hakuto Limited Express from JR Osaka Station.|
|Okayama||2hr||Take the JR Inaba Limited Express from JR Okayama Station.|
|Bus||Osaka||2hr 50min||Nihon Kotsu from Umeda or Namba OCAT.|
|Kyoto||3hr 25min||Nihon Kotsu or Nishinihon JR Bus from Kyoto Station Karasuma-guchi.|
|Himeji||2hr 20min||Hinomaru Bus or Shinki Bus for JR Himeji Station.|
|Hiroshima||4hr 40min||Nihon Kotsu or Hinomaru Bus from Hiroshima Bus Terminal.|
|Car||Osaka||2hr 30min||Via Chugoku Jukan Expressway
– Sayo IC ≫ Route373 ≫ Route53 ≫ Tottori.
|Okayama||2hr 40min||Via Route53.|
From JR Tottori Station To Warabekan
|On Foot||Approx. 20 min||Check the route by Google map.|
|Bus “Kururi” green course||5min||The bus that traveling around Tottori-city, and will stop at the Warabekan entrance. Its fee is only 100JPY. Departs every 20 minutes from Tottori Station Bus Terminal.|
|Bus “Loop Kirinjishi”||5min||The bus that traveling on the sight seeing spots in Tottori-city, and will stop at the Warabekan entrance.|
|City Bus||5min||Get the ‘Shinai-mawari(it means looping around the city) bus bound for Iwakura, and get off at the ‘Warabekan-mae’ stop.|