Yonago Station

A starting point for discovering the San'in Region

By Kim B    - 2 min read

Yonago Station started operating back in 1902, and serves as a gateway to the gems that the San'in Region has to offer. The station has two lines running through it - the San'in Main Line and the Sakai Line - making for easy, convenient access to destinations like Tottori City, as well as Izumo and Matsue in neighboring Shimane Prefecture.

At the station you'll find the usual amenities, such as a tourist information center, a convenience store, souvenir shops, coin lockers, and public restrooms. There is also free Wi-Fi available within the station building, which is handy if you're an international traveler and need to check bookings, reservations, or timetables.

Something fun that you'll often see if you're passing through Yonago Station are the decorated train carriages for the Sakai Line route. The line connects Yonago to Sakaiminato, and each stop along the route has a nickname which corresponds to the name of a monster from GeGeGe no Kitarō, a manga series created back in 1960.

Alongside the train lines that operate through Yonago Station, there are also several bus lines that frequent some of the nearby tourist attractions. Some routes include stops at the Adachi Museum of Art, the Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary, Daisen National Park, and the Tottori Flower Park to name a few. Taxis are plentiful at the front of the station building, and if you'd prefer to continue your journeys through the region via private vehicle, you'll find car rental companies available here too. If you're planning to drive, be sure to have a valid International Driver's Permit (IDP) alongside your international license if you're visiting from overseas.

Getting there

Yonago Station is located approximately a 20 minute drive from the Yonago Kitaro Airport (airport code YGJ).

Yonago Station also has direct rail connection to Yonago Airport via the Sakai Line - the travel time is approximately 25 minutes and costs 240 yen.

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Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sleiman Azizi a month ago
What a funky look, almost retro.
Kim B Author a month ago
A lot of places I've visited in Japan have that kind of retro vibe. I guess it's because of the boom in the 70's with construction!