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San'in Kaigan Geopark Route

  • Tottori sand dunes
  • Kinosaki Onsen
  • Amanohashidate

Tottori Sand Dunes → Kinosaki Onsen (Hyogo Prefecture) → Amanohashidate (Kyoto Prefecture)

Start from the Tottori Sand Dunes and head east to the Amanohashidate while watching the San'in Coast on your left. From the Tottori-Hyogo Prefectural border, proceed intermittently up and down along the Rias coast to Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka City. Cross the Maruyama River and enter Kyoto Prefecture at the Mihara Pass, and Kumihama Bay passes north. In Tango Peninsula, you reach Miyazu City and Amanohashidate through the Kotobiki Beach, Tateiwa, Kyogasaki, and Ine Funaya, which are known for their singing sand.


From Tottori Sand Dunes to Tan Peninsula, you can experience not only the rich scenery of San-in Geopark, but also the unique lifestyle, culture and history of each region against the background of nature. Although this route does not have a lot of car traffic as a whole, the road width is narrow, there are many ups and downs, and there are few stores where you can take a break along the road. There is no railway available on the route from Kinosaki to Amanohashidate. Cumulative altitude exceeds 2,200m, and traveling all routes requires experience and physical strength.

Route overview Tottori Sand Dunes → Kinosaki Onsen (Hyogo Prefecture) → Amanohashidate (Kyoto Prefecture)
Distance 203.8km
Maximum elevation
Altitude Up : 3138m
Estimated travel time
by bicycle
13hours 35minutes
Route overview
Start Tottori sand
Uradome Beach
Road Station
Kasumi Beach
Takeno Coast
Kinosaki Onsen
/ Shotenkyo
Kotobiki beach
Tenki Tenki Tango
/ Tateiwa
Ine Funaya
Goal Amanohashidate
Route overview Distance hours Escape point level
Start Tottori sand
0 0
Uradome Beach 10.1km 41minutes →Iwami Station Beginner
Road Station
31km 2hours 3minutes →Hamasaka Station
Kasumi Beach 57.6km 3hours 50minutes →Kasumi Station Beginner
Takeno Coast 80.9km 5hours 23minutes →Takeno Station
Kinosaki Onsen 89.8km 5hours 59minutes →Kinosaki Station Intermediate
/ Shotenkyo
108.7km 7hours 15minutes →Shotennkyo Station
Kotobiki beach 126.7km 8hours 26minutes
Tenki Tenki Tango
/ Tateiwa
135.4km 9hours 1minutes
149.3km 9hours 57minutes
Ine Funaya 166.1km 11hours 4minutes
Goal Amanohashidate 203.8km 13hours 35minutes →Miyazu Station Advanced

Sightseeing spots
near the route

  • Tourist attractions
  • Break spot
  • Tottori sand dunes(Tottori City)National parks and national monuments
  • Road Station Hamasaka no Sato(Shin Onsen Town)San-in Kaigan Geopark
  • Kinosaki Onsen(Kinosaki Town)
  • Tateiwa(Kyotango City)Superb view
  • Kyogasaki Lighthouse(Kyotango City)Oeyama Quasi-National Park, Tango Amanohashidate
  • Amanohashidate(Miyazu City)Three Views of Japan

Sightseeing spots near other routes

  • Hakuto Shrine(Tottori City)
  • Ruins of tottori castle(Tottori City)
  • Iwai Onsen (Iwami-cho, Tottori Prefecture)