Access

Visitor Information

Access to Tottori

The Sand Museum access

By car

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)

By train

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

By airFrom

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

The Sand Museum access

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.

By Loop Kirinjishi Bus

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.

By Regular Route Bus

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

By taxi

Approx. 20 minutes from Tottori Station

Fare (one way): around 2,500 yen