Getting Around Tottori

You want to go to Tottori we hear. Well, you’ll need some transportation to get there, Here’s a short guide on the ideal ride for your journey. Let’s begin.

Flights

Flights
Flights

To get to Tottori Prefecture by plane, you have two options. There is the Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport in Tottori City for domestic flights (mostly from Haneda Airport), and the Yonago Kitaro Airport in Yonago City for international flights. Luckily, if you’re leaving from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, you won’t lose any time choosing one or the other. Rather, it’s better to choose where to fly in based on what your itinerary looks like. That way you can maximize your precious travel time once you touch down.

The Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport was renovated in 2015 to honor the Tottori-born creator, Gosho Aoyama, the creator of “Detective Conan”, otherwise known as “Case Closed”. This popular manga and anime that has won hearts all over the world greets airport visitors in a variety of forms. From the moment you step off the plane, posters of the anime characters smile back at you from the corridor.

Throughout the entire process of collecting your baggage and exiting the airport, this home-grown artist’s legacy guides you to the beginning of your journey in Tottori. This is a great touch to whet the appetite of visitors hungry for adventure in Tottori.

Buses

Buses
Buses

From your airport, you can take a bus to the main stations or directly to the major tourist sites. In the case of Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport, you can take a Conan-themed bus and start your journey off right! Once you leave the airport and enter Tottori City though, you’ll have to leave the great detective behind and board the loop bus to hit all the main sightseeing spots.

Decorated with the mythical creature from the tradition of the Inaba region, Kirinjishi (similar to what you’d find on a Kirin beer bottle), you will travel with the ancients. Operational essentially all throughout the year, for 300 yen, adults can board and for children, it’s 150 yen a ride. Although, the one day pass that allows unlimited riding until the last bus for 600 yen is quite a steal. You can get tickets on the bus itself or at the Tottori Bus Terminal.

With two routes to choose from, you can head towards Tottori Port with the A route, and towards Tottori Sand Dunes with the B route. Both buses end and begin at the Tottori Bus Terminal.

Trains

Trains
Trains

As with anywhere in Japan, the train system is reliable and fast. Arriving one minute early or late in the major cities is newsworthy, and for the lesser-known areas, you can expect an intercom apology for the “trouble”. Trains in Tottori Prefecture are no different.

Trains

The main stations include JR Tottori, JR Yonago, JR Kurayoshi, and JR Sakaiminato. With all the amenities typical of Japanese train stations, you can take a short breather with the numerous convenience stores, bathrooms, cafes and catch up with your friends and family with the available wifi after securing your belongings in the lockers.

Taxis

Taxis
Taxis

If you prefer a more personalized trip into the city from the airport, taxis are always available. With a number of companies to choose from, simply go to the information desk inside your airport to arrange a ride. With minimum fares starting from 550 yen for smaller cars and 560 yen for medium-sized cars, you’ll be inside the main city for your respective airport within half an hour.

Rental Cars

Rental Cars
Rental Cars

For the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure style journey through Tottori Prefecture, you can’t go wrong with a rental car. Although there are numerous companies you can choose from in the airport, the JR Rent-A-Car has a discount for those that purchase at the train station. In any case, if your budget allows it, there is no better way to experience a no-hassles trip through Tottori than on your own schedule and in your own space. Mt. Daisen awaits!

Facility Name
Tottori
Address
Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashihonjichou
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Tottori Desert Hill Conan Airport
Address
Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Koyamachounishi 4-110-5
Phone
0857281402
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Yonago Airport(Airport)
Address
Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Sainokamichou
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Mt. Daisen
Address
Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen
Introduction
This volcano in Tottori Prefecture is the highest peak in the Chugoku area. Part of the Daisen Oki National Park the mountain has an altitude of 1,729 meters and was selected as one of Japan’s top 100 mountains and 100 landscapes. The west side is a beautiful cone shape also called “Mt. Fuji of the east, Daisen of the west”. The main “summer mountain climbing course” aims for the summit while allowing climbers to look out over one of Japan’s greatest beech forests and natural monuments, Daisen Kyaraboku, a kind of Dwarf Japanese yew, growing en masse. This is popular with beginners and children too.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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    Tottori

    Station
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashihonjichou
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    Yonago Airport(Airport)

    Airport
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Sainokamichou
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    Tottori Desert Hill Conan Airport

    Airport
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Koyamachounishi 4-110-5
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    Mt. Daisen

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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen
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