Monday, March 20, 2017

Chugoku Sanyo, San-in 中国地方山陽、山陰 - Tamatsukuri Onsen JR Station 玉造温泉駅

Tamatsukuri Onsen JR Station (玉造温泉駅) is located on San'in main line. Made up of two platforms, the east bound trains here head towards Matsue, Yasugi, Yonago, Tottori and Okayama (for the limited express trains), while the west bound trains head towards Izumo-shi.

Limited express trains serving this station include:
(1) Limited Express Yakumo (やくも), commutes between Okayama and Izumo-shi, via Yonago, Yasugi, Matsue and Tamakutsuri Onsen.
(2) Limited Express Super Matsukaze (まつかぜ), commutes between Tottori and Masuda, via Kurayoshi, Yonago, Matsue and Izumo-shi.
(3) Limited Express Super Oki (おき), commutes between Tottori and Shin Yamaguchi, via Kurayoshi, Yonago, Matsue, Izumo-shi, Masuda, Tsuwano, Yamaguchi and Yuda Onsen.
*  As that not all limited express trains make a stop at this station, it is advisable to check the train schedule through Hyperdia.

As the name suggests, this is the train station nearest to Tamatsukuri Onsen. From here, there are several ways to get to Tamatsukuri Onsen.
(1) By complimentary shuttle service provided by ryokans and hotels in Tamatsukuri Onsen. On most occasions, you have to inform the ryokans and hotels which you are staying with that you will like to utilize this complimentary service beforehand.
(2) By foor. It takes about 35 minutes to walk from the train station.
(3) By taxi. Journey takes about 5 minutes. Taxi fare = 850 yen
(4) By Ichibata Bus (一畑バス). Bus stop is located at the T-junction which is about a few minutes walk away from the train station.
Board Ichibata Bus Tamatsukuri line (玉造線) heading towards Tamatsukuri Onsen and alight at the last stop. Bus fare = 170 yen
Bus schedule:

- Tamatsukuri Onsen Ryokan Association website:


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