• A route
    • From: Hiroshima Prefecture
    • To: Tottori Prefecture
  • Date: November 25, 2020
  • My Camera: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • My Camera Lens: OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO



Hi, My name is Ryoichi Hiraoka. I live in Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima is about 679km west of Tokyo. It takes about 4 hours from Tokyo to Hiroshima by Shinkansen and about 1 hour half by airplane.

My goal is to drive all over Japan.

I hope you enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese roads and tourist spots on my Blog and my YouTube channel.

The Purpose of The Drive

In this article, I’ll show you a drive from Hiroshima to Tottori.

The purpose of going to Tottori was to visit Tottori Sand Dunes.

Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The starting point is near Hiroshima University in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima.

Hiroshima University is a national university. It is about 1km after turning left at this intersection in the picture above.

National Route 375

I turned left and went by National Route 375. National Route 375 is a road connecting Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures. The length of the road is about 196km.

This time I went to Tottori prefecture via Shimane prefecture.

Goodbye Route 375

You need to turn left if you follow Route 375. But this time the destination is straight.

I have an article that I turned left on my Blog. It is an article when I drove to Shimane. Read that article.

The Matsue Expressway

I turned left and go by the Matsue Expressway. The Matsue Expressway is a road that connects Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture and Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The length of the road is 71.6km. This road is free up to the 61km point.

It was fun to drive this road. Because there was no signal and it was surrounded by nature.

The Highest Point

Here is the highest point on this road at an altitude of 637m.

Shimane Prefecture

You can see the sign in the middle of the screen. It is Shimane prefecture from here.

A Toll Road

It is a toll road from here. My driving policy is basically to go on the free road. However, if I do not go through the toll road to go to Tottori prefecture, it will be night. So this time I was going through the toll road.

GoodBye The Matsue Expressway

This is the end of the Matsue Expressway.

The San-in Expressway

From here it is the San-in Expressway. The San-in Expressway is a road that connects Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture and Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The length of the road is 380km. Here is 132.5km from Tottori City.

This road has a toll section and a free section. Here is a toll road.

A free Road

It is a free road from here.

A Toll Road

It is a toll road from here.

Tottori Prefecture

It is Tottori prefecture from here. And it is a free road from here.

The Manga Detective Conan

Do you know the manga Detective Conan? There is a signboard of Detective Conan on the left side of the road in the picture above.

If you turn right, you will find the museum of the author of Detective Conan. The author, Gosho Aoyama, is from Tottori prefecture. There are statues and libraries other than the museum.

I like Detective Conan. So I would like to visit here in the near future.

Goodbye The San-in Expressway

This is the end of the San-in Expressway. Tottori Sand Dunes are on the left so I went to the road on the left.

If you go straight, it’s the Tottori Expressway. The Tottori Expressway connects Tottori and Hyogo prefectures. The road goes through Okayama prefecture. That road is one of the roads I want to drive someday.

Parking Lot / Tottori Sand Dunes

This is Tottori Sand Dunes. There were a lot of parking lots. The parking lot shown on the screen was charged. Most of the other parking lots seem to be free.

I parked my car in the free parking lot.

This is the end of the article.

Thank you for reading it!