How to travel between Tottori and Tokyo
ANA operates several flights per day between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Tottori Airport. Flight duration is 75 minutes. The regular one way fare is about 31,000 yen, however, discount tickets are usually available for between 15,000 and 23,000 yen. With an air pass you can fly for even less. Tottori Airport is connected to Tottori Station by bus (20 minutes, 460 yen one way).
Take the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka or Himeji Station and transfer to the Super Hakuto limited express train to Tottori. The one way trip takes around 6 hours, costs about 19,000 yen and is not fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass, because the Super Hakuto limited express train partially runs on non-JR tracks and costs a 1820 yen supplement fee.
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The Tottori Sand Dunes, the city's main attraction, lie outside the city center and are accessible by bus from Tottori Station. Most other of Tottori's attractions are found on the northeast side of Tottori Station in the city center and can be reached in short bus rides or on foot in about half an hour from the station.
Besides a network of regular city buses, there are two loop buses useful for tourists:
The Kirin Jishi Loop Bus operates only on weekends, national holidays and during the summer holidays (July 20 to August 31), connecting Tottori Station with the sand dunes, Tottori Port and the castle ruins. The fare is 300 yen per ride or 600 yen for a day pass. Buses depart once every 1-2 hours from bus stop #0 in front of Tottori Station.
The 100 yen Kururi Buses travel everyday of the year along three lines to sightseeing spots around the city center, including the castle ruins, Kannon-in Temple and to some of the city's museums. Buses depart every twenty minutes from bus stop #0 in front of Tottori Station and cost 100 yen per ride.