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shin-osaka to tottori station

Shin-Osaka to Tottori Station

Hi,

I am travelling to Japan in less than a month and I badly need help regarding the JR pass.

I will go to Tottori and I would like to know if the following Trains are covered by JR Nationwide Pass.
I am looking at the 2 routes and I would like to know if these will be covered by JR Pass

FIRST ROUTE GOING TO TOTTORI
1. SHIN-OSAKA Hikari 551 --- AOI(HYOGO) JR SANYO LINE --- KAMIGORI LIMITED EXPRESS SUPER INABA 1 GOING TO TOTTORI STATION

SECOND ROUTE GOING TO TOTTORI
1. SHIN-OSAKA -- LIMITED EXPRESS HAKUTO 1 GOING TO TOTTORI STATION

THIRD ROUTE GOING TO TOTTORI
1. SHIN-OSAKA SHINKANSEN SAKURA 547 -- OKAYAMA LTD. EXP SUPER INABA 3 -- KAMIGORI LTD. EXP SUPER INABA 3 GOING TO TOTTORI STATION


ROUTE GOING TO KOBE FROM TOTTORI

FIRST ROUTE:

  1. TOTTORI LIMITED EXPRESS SUPER HAKUTO 8 - HIMEJI SHINKANSEN SAKURA 552 GOING TO SHIN-KOBE

SECOND ROUTE:

  1. TOTTORI LTD. EXP SUPER HAKUTO 8 - KAMIGORI JR Sanyo Line - AIO(HYOGO) SHINKANSEN HIKARI 474 GOING TO SHIN-KOBE

Appreciate all your help.

Thank you.

hya_hai
hya_hai

Hi,
No need to worry - all JR lines are covered under the pass. You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia. As long as the train icon doesn't appear in purple, you know it is run by JR and you can use it with the JR Pass.

Best of luck.

Toraneko
Toraneko

Thanks Toraneko. But the lines and trains on my previous post are covered by JR pass right? Just worried.

hya_hai
hya_hai

As I said, yes.

Toraneko
Toraneko

I have one last question. We are planning to get green car class and based on blog that limited express super hakuto runs through non jr lines. Does it mean that we are going to pay more than the extra fee if we choose to sit on a green car class in super hakuto?

hya_hai
hya_hai

Hi,
Without reading the blog, it is not possible to know what was actually said, but I looked into it for you. Typically JR trains don't run on non-JR lines, and vice versa. However, in this case, the Super Hakuto is jointly run by Chizu Express and JR West. If you take the Super Hakuto you are nearly fully covered with the pass - but you'd need to pay a ¥1820 surcharge. You can pay the conductor while riding the train, so there is no need to get off anywhere and pay first.
Tottori is rather time consuming to get to - and not much there. The sand dunes are perhaps the most famous. But if you have the time, there are many other places that might interest you more.
Okayama is not far and it is famous for its castle, plus Korakuen Garden, one of Japan's Top 3, and also the Handayama Garden. If you'd like to get off the beaten trail for a while, the half day hike up to Konpirasan in Kotohira is stunning. Going to Takamatsu is also nice - it has one of Japan's finest gardens also, called Ritsurin.
Hiroshima also has a number of good places. Miyajima is the most famous, and aside from Hiroshima itself, Onomichi with its temple tour and Kosanji Temple is spectacular. Just beyond Miyajima also lies Iwakuni with its historical bridge and castle on top of the mountain. Taikodani is also a beautiful shrine in Tsuwano, Shimane. Hagi Castle was actually delightful, and the preserved samurai district and Mori Clan related temples a rarity. One of the very best is the Akiyoshi Limestone Cave, a 300 million year old wonder with huge caverns and underground river running through it.

All in all, a lot more to explore and enjoy.

Toraneko
Toraneko
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