Visitor Information

Access to Tottori

From the Keihanshin area

Using the Chugoku Expressway from Osaka

From Yamazaki I.C., drive north on National Route 29 (approx. 3 hours) Sayo JCT => from Ohara I.C., drive north on National Route 373 => Nishi-Awakura I.C. => Tottori I.C. (approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes)

From Hiroshima/Okayama

From Okayama Station, take the “Super Inaba” Limited Express to Tottori Station => Tottori Sand Dunes Information Center Sandpal Tottori

Approx. 2 hours from Okayama

From the Keihanshin area

Take the “Super Hakuto” Limited Express to Tottori Station => Tottori Sand Dunes Information Center Sandpal Tottori

Approx. 2 hours and 40 minutes from Osaka

From Tokyo

Use ANA from Haneda Airport to Tottori Airport => Tottori Sand Dunes Information Center Sandpal Tottori

Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tokyo

From JR Tottori Station

There are two entrance gates to the Sand Museum.

  • Entrance gate on Sandpal side
  • Entrance gate on Sakyu Center side

Entrance gate on Sakyu Center side closes at 17:00. Please use the entrance gate on Sandpal side after 17:00.

Operation day: Saturday, Sunday, national holiday/summer (Jul. 20 to Aug. 31)

When you come in from the entrance gate on Sandpal side

1. Board bus from the No. 0 bus stop of Tottori Station Bus Terminal Exit bus at “Sakyu Kita-guchi”. 1 minute walk from the bus stop.

When you come in from the entrance gate on Sakyu Center side

2. Board bus from the No. 0 bus stop of Tottori Station Bus Terminal => Exit bus at “Sakyu Center Tenbo Dai”. 1 minute walk from the bus stop. A convenient One-day Ticket (Unlimited one day access for 600 yen) is available. You can purchase the ticket on the bus or at the bus terminal near Tottori Station.

Please click on a link for the bus timetable for “Tottori station => Tottori Sand Dunes” and “Tottori Sand Dunes => Tottori station”.

When you come in from the entrance gate on Sandpal side

1. Tottori Station Bus Terminal “Iwami/Iwai Line” => Exit bus at “Sakyu Higashi-guchi”. 3 minutes walk from the bus stop.

2. No. 0 bus stop of Tottori Station Bus Terminal “Sakyu Line.” => Exit bus at “Sakyu Kita-guchi.” 1 minute walk from the bus stop

When you come in from the entrance gate on Sakyu Center side

3. No. 0 bus stop of Tottori Station Bus Terminal “Sakyu Line” => Exit bus at “Sakyu Center Tenbo Dai.” 1 minute walk from the bus stop.

4. Yumura Onsen/ Yumeguri express bus => Board bus from Tottori Station Bus Terminal => Exit bus at “Sakyu Center Tenbo Dai.” 1 minute walk from the bus stop.

Fares for 1-4 (one way): Adult 360 yen/Child 180 yen

Approx. 20 minutes from Tottori Station

Fare (one way): around 2,500 yen