Travel Between Osaka or Okayama and Tottori - Japan

Are you looking for the other sightseeing places apart of Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo? 
Tottori has many interesting and outstanding sightseeing places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, The Sand Museum, Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum, Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, Mount Daisen, Mizuki Shigeru Museum, Fruit Farm and etc. I visited Tottori for few days and was in period of storm so I rearranged my plan and cancelled some trip. If I have chance, I will visit Tottori again.

Travelling to Tottori from Osaka or Okayama is easy but takes time. If you buy JR Pass, it is convenient. The pass which I recommend is JR Kansai Wide Area Pass. This pass is covered only until JR Tottori Station. If you would like to travel to other areas of Tottori too, you can also buy other pass and using with this pass together. I will take about the detail of Kansai Wide Area Pass later.

Map: JR West

Travel from Osaka to Tottori Station

1. Nihonkotsu Bus

Nihonkotsu bus runs between Kansai International Airport and OCAT to Tottori Bus Terminal. For your information, Tottori Bus Terminal is opposite with JR Tottori Station. 

The special price for foreign tourists is from 1st June - 31st October 2018 only from Osaka to Tottori. Not cover from Tottori to Osaka.

OCAT to Tottori Station Bus Terminal 1,000 yen
Kansai International Airport to Tottori Station Bus Terminal 2,050 yen

Ref: Tottori City Website
Where can buy the ticket?

1. Kansai Tourist Information Center at Kansai International Airport
2. Namba OCAT
3. Tottori Station Bus Terminal

You can check the bus timetable as below photo.

Ref: Tottori City Website
2. By Train

2.1 Take Limited Express Super Hakuto from Shin-Osaka Station to Tottori Station (156 minutes, non-reserved seat 6,470 yen), covered by Kansai Wide Area Pass (non-reserved seat only).

2.2 Take Limited Express Super Hakuto from Osaka Station to Tottori Station (148 minutes, , non-reserved seat 6,470 yen).

Ltd. Exp. Super Hakuto

2.3 Take Shinkansen (Mizuho / Hikari / Sakura / Kodama/ Nozomi) from Shin-Osaka Station to Himeji Station, change to Limited Express Super Hakuto to Tottori Station. Kansai Wide Area Pass also covers Shinkansen Nozomi from Shin-Osaka to Himeji.

2.4 Take JR Special Rapid Service  for HIMEJI from Osaka Station to Himeji Station, change to Limited Express Super Hakuto to Tottori Station.

Travel from Okayama to Tottori Station

1. By Train 

1.1 Take LTD. EXP Super Inaba from Okayama Station to Tottori Station (111 minutes, non-reserved seat 4,390 yen). 

Super Inaba
1.2 Take Shinkansen from Okayama Station to Aioi (Hyogo), change to JR Sanyo Line to Kamigori Station. Take Limited Express Super Hakuto to Tottori Station (Total 120 minutes).  

2. By Bus

Take Hinomaru Bus from Okayama Station to Kurayoshi Station (2hr 30 min). 
Adult 3,100 yen and child 1,550 yen.
Bus Timetable, click here.

If you would like to go to Tottori Station, take Take JR SAN-IN LINE  for TOTTORI from Kurayoshi Station to Tottori Station (670 yen, 60 minutes).

Travel from Kansai Airport to Okayama Station (Bus)

Take bus from terminal 1 or 2 to Okayama station. It takes 3hr 35 min.
Timetable, click here

One-way fare
Adult: 4,650 yen
Child: 2,330 yen

Round trip fare
Adult: 7,700 yen (Valid for 14 consecutive days from the date of first use)

Coin Lockers at Tottori Station

There are plenty coin lockers especially the small size at JR Tottori Station.
Coin exchange machine is available near the lockers.

Small size: 300 yen
Middle size: 500 yen
Large size: 700 yen

If the middle or large size is not available, you can drop your luggage at the Baggage office.

Baggage Office is 50 m. walk from the coin lockers. Regarding the above photo, turn left follow the pink sign on the locker. Go straight, turn right and turn left. You will see baggage office. It is at the back of Tottori Station (not far from 7-Eleven). You can drop your luggage until 17:00. It is the same price. Push the door and contact the staff. 

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