Welcome to Warabekan Website!

About Warabekan

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.


Mascot Characters

Mascot of Tottori as the home of nursery rhymes and children’s songs

Mascot of the “’89 Tottori World Toy Exposition”

Exhibition Rooms

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

Doyo Room

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.

Toys Studio

Cubic Gallery

Play Ground

Toy Laboratory

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.

Sunset Plaza

Karakuri-Mechanical Toys


Toy zoo

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).

Fees-Adult: 500JPY
-Groups: 400JPY each
-Foreign Visitor: 250JPY
High 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.

Access Information

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

  Time Required Note
On Foot Approx. 20 min Check the route by Google map.
Taxi 5min
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.